How to choose the right wetsuit? (Part 1)
The first selection criterion when choosing a surfing wetsuit is the water temperature. Water temperature varies according to the location and the time of the year. Systematically make sure that the water temperature at your spot corresponds to the recommended temperature range: Warm water above 20°C. Temperate water between 17 and 22°C. Cold water between 12 and 17°C. Very cold water between 7 and 12°C. Visit the site seatemperature.org to find out the temperature of your spot.
How to choose the right wetsuit? (Part 2)
The 2nd criterion to take into account is the length of your sessions. If your sessions last less than an hour, the 100 models will be suitable. For up to 2 hours, opt for the 500 models and for up to 3 hours, the 900 models.
Compared to the 100 models, the 500 models will be warmer (and more watertight) and more efficient at reducing fatigue (more freedom of movement) and irritation. The same is true for the 900 models compared with the 500 models.
Choose the right size
To make the most of the features of your wetsuit, it is necessary to choose the correct size. A surfing wetsuit should be a very tight fit and there should be no visible folds. When dry, it is perfectly normal to feel like it is too tight, this discomfort disappears as soon as the wetsuit gets wet. If you choose a wetsuit that is too big, folds will appear, you will experience irritation and thermal insulation will be reduced (letting in water).
Try it on before you buy it!
OLAIAN 900 wetsuits are made of 100% ultra-stretch neoprene, guaranteeing thermal insulation and ultra-flexibility.
The neoprene is lined with synthetic fabric for added resistance to wear. Neoprene thickness: 3 and 2 mm.
Neoprene is a closed-cell polychloroprene elastomeric foam with trapped nitrogen bubbles that have insulating properties. The flexibility of the 900 range is provided by the super-stretch properties of the foam and the textile.
The neck finish has been developed to limit irritation. According to the sensitivity of the wearer, a UV top can be worn under the wetsuit to reduce the risk of irritation. The application of grease (e.g. Vaseline) in friction areas (neck, underarms, knees) is also recommended if wearing the wetsuit for long periods.
Maximum freedom of movement
The 900 OLAIAN Women's wetsuit range offers a style and material specifically chosen to facilitate paddling and fully ease movement.The entire wetsuit is made from ultra-stretch neoprene.
All the seams are stretch seams.
The back zip of our women's 900 models is the best configuration for the female body for getting it on and off. The full-length flap ensures an optimum watertight seal.
The zip pull is made from stainless steel so as not to deteriorate when in contact with salt water.
The seams are stitched and glued to ensure a watertight seal and durability. The seams are "blind-stitched". The thread does not pass all the way through the neoprene, so water can't get through.
The absence of threads on the inside avoids irritation and chafing.
Patches for comfort and reinforcement are strategically placed on the inside in sensitive areas.To further enhance the watertight seal and durability of the assembly of our 900 ranges, they are fully taped on the inside.
There is a key pocket at the back of the calf.
Stay warm for longer thanks to our thermal accessories! Each temperature range has its own outfit...
When we are in the water, we lose more than half of our body heat through our extremities (feet, hands, head).
Consequently, here are the recommended accessories:
- in warm water and temperate water (>17°C) => neoprene low booties.
- in cold water (12 - 17°C): High booties (boots) and gloves.
- in very cold water (7 - 12°C): High booties (boots), gloves, hood and hooded top...
Find our entire range of neoprene accessories at decathlon.fr
Multi-water sports wetsuits
Our wetsuits are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding surfers. Our design choices also make them compatible with other water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, sea wading or SUP (stand up paddle boarding).
What is the OLAIAN brand?
TRIBORD surfing products are becoming OLAIAN, the new Decathlon brand dedicated to surfing, bodyboarding & skimboarding. Gradually, the branding of all our surfing products will be replaced. This is why your product may have a different logo to the one in the picture illustrating the product.