Fourth Element Xenos 5mm Women's WetsuitRegular price £335.00Regular priceUnit price per
£335.00Sale price £335.00In Stock
Scubapro Everflex 5/4mm Steamer Women's WetsuitRegular price £314.39Regular priceUnit price per
£349.00Sale price £314.39In StockSale
Fourth Element Xenos Women's 3mm Shorty WetsuitRegular price £136.00Regular priceUnit price per
£136.00Sale price £136.00In Stock
Waterproof Neoskin 1mm Womens WetsuitRegular price £149.00Regular priceUnit price per
£149.00Sale price £149.00In Stock
Fourth Element Xenos Women's 3mm WetsuitRegular price £305.00Regular priceUnit price per
£305.00Sale price £305.00In Stock
Waterproof W30 2.5mm Shorty Women's WetsuitRegular price £129.00Regular priceUnit price per
£129.00Sale price £129.00In Stock
Waterproof W50 5mm Womens WetsuitRegular price £345.00Regular priceUnit price per
£345.00Sale price £345.00In Stock
Scubapro Everflex 3/2mm Steamer Womens' WetsuitRegular price £286.79Regular priceUnit price per
£319.00Sale price £286.79In StockSale
Fourth Element Thermocline 2 Women's Long Sleeved TopRegular price £85.27Regular priceUnit price per
£135.94Sale price £85.27In StockSale
Fourth Element Thermocline 2 Women's LeggingsRegular price £130.00Regular priceUnit price per
£130.00Sale price £130.00In Stock
Waterproof W30 2.5mm Women's WetsuitRegular price £169.00Regular priceUnit price per
£169.00Sale price £169.00In Stock
Scubapro Nova-Scotia 7.5mm Women's Semi-Dry WetsuitRegular price £556.79Regular priceUnit price per
£618.00Sale price £556.79In StockSale
Fourth Element Thermocline 2 Women's Hooded VestRegular price £72.49Regular priceUnit price per
£118.80Sale price £72.49In StockSale
Fourth Element Proteus2 Women's 5mm WetsuitRegular price £418.00Regular priceUnit price per
£418.00Sale price £418.00In Stock
Fourth Element Thermocline 2 Women's VestRegular price £96.00Regular priceUnit price per
£0.00Sale price £96.00In Stock
Fourth Element Thermocline 2 Women's Short Sleeved TopRegular price £94.14Regular priceUnit price per
£134.50Sale price £94.14In StockSale
Fourth Element Proteus II Women's 3mm WetsuitRegular price £368.00Regular priceUnit price per
£368.00Sale price £368.00In Stock
Fourth Element Thermocline 2 Women's ShortsRegular price £90.00Regular priceUnit price per
£90.00Sale price £90.00In Stock
Waterproof W80 8mm Wetsuit WomensRegular price £389.00Regular priceUnit price per
£389.00Sale price £389.00In Stock
Waterproof W1 5mm Wetsuit Women'sRegular price £279.30Regular priceUnit price per
£399.00Sale price £279.30In StockSale
Mares Flexa 5.4.3 Women's WetsuitRegular price £274.55Regular priceUnit price per
£323.00Sale price £274.55In StockSale
Fourth Element Thermocline 2 Womens One Piece WetsuitRegular price £175.99Regular priceUnit price per
£309.00Sale price £175.99In StockSale
Fourth Element Thermocline 2 Women's L/S Front Zip TopRegular price £168.00Regular priceUnit price per
£168.00Sale price £168.00In Stock
Fourth Element Thermocline Women's One Piece Front ZipRegular price £310.00Regular priceUnit price per
£310.00Sale price £310.00In Stock
It was the 1950s when Dottie Frazier pioneered the first ladies wetsuit pattern. Yes, things have come a long way since then, but it is still tricky finding the right balance between practicality and aesthetics. See below for some of our top tips when choosing a women’s wetsuit (written by one of the female members of the Mike’s Dive Store team).
- Cut and shape.
We have curves and sticky-out bits. Most wetsuit manufacturers take this into consideration in their designs allowing for hips and more tapered waists as an example.
The Aqua Lung Dive 7mm Women’s Wetsuit has ergonomic panels under the arms, inside the elbows and inside the knees for ease of movement. It also has pre-bent anatomic leg and arms for comfort. If you feel the cold, their Dive 4mm shorty fits perfectly over the top and is reversible to give some longevity. Aqua Lung have a whole range of Just For Women items also available at Mike’s Dive Store.
Sharkskin Thermal Protection products have some flattering cuts in their women’s range, delivering superior fit and comfort up to UK size 18. Clever front entry zips also make the shape of some women’s wetsuits more comfortable. The Waterproof W1 5mm Women’s Wetsuit has this feature and a Spine Pad which provides fantastic protection to the spine and kidney areas, with no rubbing of the tank against a zip.
In 2020 Fourth Element pioneered “Size Matters”. For those of us who had no idea where to start with a tape measure, they allowed us to compare our figures with their staff members body types. They have recently changed their dress size formula to a more Universal sizing system, even adding in a XXL T-shirt. This accounts for the more realistic 22% of plus sizes in the UK clothing market.
We like the Fourth Element Xenos 3mm Women’s Wetsuit and Waterproof W4 5mm which have 13 and 12 size options respectively allowing for petite, short, tall and plus size figures.
- Stitching and seals
The less stitching it has, the more flexible a suit will be. Taped internal seams also mean no friction against the skin like those on the Fourth Element Proteus2 5mm. The single blind stitched inner seams on the Scubapro Everflex 5/4mm Steamer are also comfortable against bare skin.
There are numerous other wetsuit features that may have been designed to appeal to women. These are (but not limited to) computer grips at the wrist; abrasion resistant pads to avoid friction from BCD straps; seals around zips to reduce water ingress; thermal plush linings and even attractive colour ways. While these are all nice things to have, a wetsuit will only be an effective tool if it fits correctly. Contact the team at Mike’s Dive Store to arrange a fitting and to answer any other questions you might have.