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Thickness guide

Wetsuit thickness Vs water temperature

Thick or thin? Full or spring? The shape and thickness of your wetsuit will depend on how warm or cold your choice-spot happens to be. This simple guide will help you get it right for the season and conditions you're planning on ripping.

6/5/4

Cold water armour for the courageaous

A 6/5/4 wetsuit combines three different neoprene thicknesses:
6mm torso - 5mm legs - 4mm arms
6/5/4 mm
8ºC & below
5/4/3 mm
8ºC - 12ºC
4/3 mm
10ºC - 14ºC
3/2 mm
14ºC - 18ºC
2/2 mm
17ºC - 20ºC
Surf Jackets
+ 20ºC

5/4/3

Your barrier for the bitter cold

A 5/4/3 wetsuit combines three different neoprene thicknesses:
5mm torso - 4mm legs - 3mm arms
6/5/4 mm
8ºC & below
5/4/3 mm
8ºC - 12ºC
4/3 mm
10ºC - 14ºC
3/2 mm
14ºC - 18ºC
2/2 mm
17ºC - 20ºC
Surf Jackets
+ 20ºC

4/3

Winter-worthy warmth

A 4/3 wetsuit combines two different neoprene thicknesses:
4mm torso - 3mm arms and legs
6/5/4 mm
8ºC & below
5/4/3 mm
8ºC - 12ºC
4/3 mm
10ºC - 14ºC
3/2 mm
14ºC - 18ºC
2/2 mm
17ºC - 20ºC
Surf Jackets
+ 20ºC

3/2

Moderate mid-season warmth

A 3/2 wetsuit combines two different neoprene thicknesses:
3mm torso - 2mm arms and legs
6/5/4 mm
8ºC & below
5/4/3 mm
8ºC - 12ºC
4/3 mm
10ºC - 14ºC
3/2 mm
14ºC - 18ºC
2/2 mm
17ºC - 20ºC
Surf Jackets
+ 20ºC

2/2

Light and just right

A 2/2 wetsuit is made entirely of 2mm thick neoprene
6/5/4 mm
8ºC & below
5/4/3 mm
8ºC - 12ºC
4/3 mm
10ºC - 14ºC
3/2 mm
14ºC - 18ºC
2/2 mm
17ºC - 20ºC
Surf Jackets
+ 20ºC

Surf Jackets

Extra layer for better protection

Neoprene tops protect you from UV rays and provide extra insulation in waters of around 20°C and above.
6/5/4 mm
8ºC & below
5/4/3 mm
8ºC - 12ºC
4/3 mm
10ºC - 14ºC
3/2 mm
14ºC - 18ºC
2/2 mm
17ºC - 20ºC
Surf Jackets
+ 20ºC

Quiksilver Wetsuit Thickness Guide