When it comes to buying your wetsuit and choosing the right size you will find that wetsuit sizes are usually given in S, M, L sizes. Wetsuits are pretty stretchy and are getting even more elastic every year so there is no need for lots and lots of different sizes like for instance with normal everyday clothing. Most of the wetsuit sizes are pretty self explanatory but there are some sizes that we feel need some explaining. Here is a list of the most commonly found sizes of wetsuits for men together with a short comment.
This is by no means set in stone as different companies can use the same size mark for a bit different things but in general, this will give you a good idea of what each size represents.
S – Small
Nothing much to say here. Small is small. Small is for someone that isn’t tall and has the right weight for his size.
MS – Medium Short
Medium is the most popular size I think. This is the reason that M has the most variations. Of all the variations MS is the smallest. MS wetsuit is intended for someone that is small but has a bit stronger body shape.
M – Medium
This is the standard medium size.
MT – Medium Tall
This is the size for someone that is a bit skinny and tall. If he would have a bit stronger body shape he could wear a L – Large wetsuit.
MLS – Medium Large Short
This is the size for someone that is quite heavy but short. Not a very common size and not many wetsuit manufacturers carry it.
ML – Medium Large
This is the opposite from MT – Medium Tall. ML wetsuit is for someone that has the height for the medium size wetsuit but is a bit heavier.
MLT – Medium Large Tall
This size is similar to L and is not a very common size and not many wetsuit manufacturers carry it.
LS – Large Short
LS wetsuit is intended for someone that is smaller than L size but has a bit stronger body shape.
L – Large
Normal large wetsuit.
LT – Large Tall
If you are taller than large but a bit skinny then this is the size for you.
XLS – Extra Large Short
XLS wetsuit is intended for someone that is a bit smaller than XL size but has a bit stronger body shape.
XL – Extra Large
Normal extra large wetsuit.
XLT – Extra Large Tall
If you are taller than extra large but too skinny for XXL then this is the size for you.
XXL – Extra Extra Large
Going bigger and taller.
XXXL – Extra Extra Extra Large
Even bigger and taller. Not a very common size and not many wetsuit manufacturers carry it.
To find out which wetsuit size from which wetsuit manufacturer is right for you check out our collection of wetsuit size charts.