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Wetsuit Thickness and Style Recommendations

Recommended Thickness
Water temperatureThickness recommended
75-85F1/16" (1.6mm) neoprene, lycra, polartec
70-85F1/8" (3mm) neoprene
65-75F3/16" (5mm) neoprene
50-75F1/4" (6.5mm) neoprene
35-65F3/8" (9.5mm) neoprene, drysuit

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Protection From The Elements
Water temperatureStyle of suit
80+FNone needed
72-80FShortie or three-quarter
65-72FFull
60-65FFull wetsuit or drysuit
50-60FFull drysuit
Under 50Full drysuit-gloves, hood and booties

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