Tuesday, June 8, 2010

wetsuit sleeves

so i am thinking bout getting a wet suit and the question is sleeves or no sleeves ? i would like to get NO sleeves but then i think what if i do decide to do a half one day OR an olympic in a cold place ????

advice ? what do you have and why ?


  1. Hi. I have a sleeveless. I've used it in water around 55 degrees, and it was tough for a few minutes but I got used to it. Kept my core warm just fine. Since you loose so much heat out of your head I'd almost think a sleeveless w/ a neoprene swim cap would be better than sleeved w/o the cap in colder water.

    I prefer the arm freedom myself.

  2. ...I have one with...but thinking to buy another one without! lol

    Sorry can not help!

    Cheers from HK!

    "XTB" Xavi.

  3. I guess a lot depends on water temps you'll be experiencing. I've always had a sleeveless b/c I think you get better range of motion, and I live in an area where I don't ever need sleeves due to water temp.

  4. I am struggling with the same question...sorry there is no help from me!!!

  5. I actually have a DeSoto two piece wetsuit. I think it's the Black Pearl. Anyways, it has a bibjohn and then the top. So, if you swim where the water isn't that cold, you could just wear the bibjohn. But, if the water is really cold, you can wear the top too!

  6. I don't know much about it, but I would go without sleeves. I mean, really, it's just the arms, right?! :)


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