Looking for women's drysuits that are both functional and stylish? You've come to the right place.
SwimOutlets collection of women's drysuits is perfect for paddleboarding, sea kayaking, white water rafting, sailing, and other water adventures where you want to enjoy the fun but don't want the cold water to get into your body. Our drysuits are comfortable as they are roomy, and quick-drying as well.
Drysuits are first about function. You want the water exclusion, thermal insulation, and environmental protection they provide. But, who says you can't make a memorable fashion statement as well?
Of course, you can have it all!
Do women’s drysuits keep you completely dry?
Yes, as far as the parts of your body covered by the drysuit go.
No water gets into the suit because of the way they are designed and the material drysuits are made of. They are manufactured from foam or crushed neoprene, heavy-duty nylon, or vulcanized rubber to provide insulation against frigid waters.
They are made with a layer of air inside and they are entirely sealed to prevent water from coming in and getting into contact with your skin. They are sealed with a neck seal, wrist seals, and a waterproof zipper to keep your body dry. Drysuits are designed for waterproof immersion wear.
How is a drysuit different from a wetsuit?
They differ mainly in 4 areas: thermal insulation, ability to provide you with mobility, lifespan, and value.
Wetsuits use a layer of water between the suit's inner surface and your skin, which is then warmed by your body to keep you insulated. Drysuits use a layer of air and are fully sealed to keep water from getting inside the suit and coming into contact with your skin. Wetsuits provide more thermal insulation as water conducts heat 20 times faster than air.
You're freer to move with skin-tight wetsuits since drysuits tend to be baggy. However, if your priority is water exclusion over mobility, then a drysuit is the better option for you.
Drysuits have a longer lifespan, up to 15 years, compared to wetsuits, so they can provide more value for the cost of their investment.
Do you wear anything under a drysuit?
Yes, the clothes you wear under a drysuit adds to the thermal insulation for your body. The drysuit keeps your clothes dry, and the clothes add heat. The more clothes you wear under your drysuit, the warmer you'll feel.
The recommended types of clothing to wear are those made from good-insulating materials like pile fleece, wool, and propylene-- not cotton-- and layered on top of each other. However, in winter, it is better to wear one piece of a thick layer of clothing like a 200-weight pile fleece to prevent cold spots from pieces of clothing from getting untucked.
Is a drysuit worth it?
A drysuit does generally cost more than a wetsuit but you can also wear it the whole year-round, regardless of the season, although drysuits are best for cold weather environments. You only need to adjust the weight of your undergarments, wearing more in autumn and winter than in summer or spring. A typical wetsuit lasts from 4 to 10 years while a drysuit can last up to 15 years. So, yes, it is worth it.
SwimOutlet offers you the largest selection of women’s wetsuits on the web today you can choose from full suits, swimkins to spring suits. We have carefully curated collections that feature a wide variety of sizes, colors, styles, and from different brands like Roxy, O'Neill, Billabong, Peak, RipCurl, and more.