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If you want to buy a wet suit, a kid wet suit, or a women's wet suit, then there are some things you will need to consider. You need to clearly understand the relationship between suit thickness, designated in millimeters, and body warmth. For water that is 50 to 60 degrees, you would be best suited to a 4-3 full suit, which is 4mm thick in the body, and 3mm thick in the arms and legs. If you rarely see water this cold, you can get away with a 1 or 2mm wet suit. However, if you think you will be in very cold water, you should look into a wet suit that has a thickness of around 5mm (a hooded one is best).
|Sheri Ann Richerson|