Our Try Before Your Buy wetsuits give you the opportunity to swim in your local water before committing to the purchase.
Getting the perfect water fit is so important when choosing a swimming wetsuit. The perfect suit will feel tight on the shore, so you will only truly know how it feels when you swim in it.
How does it work?
We have a fleet of try before you buy wetsuits. We cannot guarantee you will recieve a brand new wetsuit but it will still be in great condition. We charge your credit card for the full amount. Once you have tried the wetsuit return it to us for a full refund, or if you decided it is the size for you we will send you your new, perfect fitting wetsuit straight out to you... Read more
Wetsuits must be returned within 7 days, clean and dry.
Dirty returns: we charge £20 wash and restock fee.
Late returns: we charge £25 per week hire cost.
Damages: wetsuits will be assessed upon return. Damage to the wetsuit will incur a repair charge which will vary depending on the extent of the damage.
Try Before You Buy is also available from our stores.
Open water swimming requires buoyancy, freedom of movement and insulation - a combination you just don't get in a standard wetsuit. Designed in collaboration with industry guru Dean Jackson, Lotic was made to meet these demands.
The right level of buoyancy helps you to move swiftly and efficiently through the water. We’ve used slightly thicker neoprene at the back, upper legs and glutes to lift your lower body. This reduces drag at the front of the wetsuit and stops your legs from getting so tired, promoting a more efficient swimming position.
Lotic uses thinner neoprene around the shoulders, chest and underarms, leaving your upper body unrestricted so you can really reach forward for long, powerful strokes. The collar and cuffs are thinner still to reduce wetsuit chafing.
Glideskin neoprene makes up most of Lotic. This gives it excellent dirt and water repellence snd reduces drag through water so that you move more efficiently. Glideskin also reduces heat conduction from the body, making it warmer than standard neoprene. The lower leg is a high abrasion area, so we’ve used nylon-faced neoprene around the calf and shin for added durability.
The wrists, ankles, shoulders and neck feature flashes of red for better visibility. A long lanyard zip-puller up the back means you can get into your wetsuit without relying on a passer-by to help you!
Whether you’re an experience open water swimmer or transitioning over from the pool, Lotic offers the best balance between flexibility, buoyancy and warmth.Read less
Product Care Information
When you are pulling on your suit take care not to use your finger nails. Check your suit for fit and range of motion. Your suit will feel different when wet. The neoprene collar and cuffs can be trimmed with scissors if they extend too far. Rinse your suit out with fresh water after each use. Hang the wetsuit inside out and allow to dry away from direct sunlight or heat source. Store your suit in a cool room on a wide plastic coat hanger. Roll your suit when transporting rather than fold. Don’t use petroleum products with your suit as this will damage the neoprene. Small tears can be repaired with neoprene cement/glue.
|Women's wetsuit sizing chart|
|X Small||4'11" to 5'3"||45 to 55 kg|
|Small||5'0" to 5'4"||50 to 60 kg|
|Short & Strong||5'2" to 5'6"||70 to 80 kg|
|Medium||5'4" to 5'9"||55 to 65 kg|
|Large||5'4" to 5'9"||65 to 75 kg|
|Tall & Strong||5'8" to 6'2"||65 to 75 kg|
|X Large||5'8" to 6'2"||70+ kg|
Note: if you have previously purchased one of our swimming suits you will want to know we have shifted our sizing so that what was our Medium is now our Small.
What hasn't changed are that these suits are sized for a performance fit, so if you are unused to wearing a swimming wetsuit you may still find it tight. If you prefer a comfort fit go up a size, but note it will be less thermally efficient.