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.
Scottish lochs, Lakeland tarns… Silvertip has a thermal lining that makes it perfect for dipping your toes into icy waters… or, rather, plunging into them.
Silvertip is our go-to cold water swimming wetsuit, designed in collaboration with industry guru Dean Jackson to be warm and buoyant but not too thick to swim comfortably in.
Turn Silvertip inside out and you’ll see the fleece-lined inner. This lining traps more water close to the skin, preventing it from flowing around and helping you to retain hear. It also makes it easier to pull your suit on and off.
Providing ample insulation and buoyancy without making your suit to bulky is delicate balance. We’ve used thicker neoprene on the back and bum to increase buoyancy, which promotes a more efficient swimming position and helps your legs to keep going on longer swims. We’ve used thinner neoprene under the arms, shoulders, and across the chest for flexibility, giving you the freedom of movement you need for long powerful strokes.
Glideskin neoprene makes up most of Silvertip’s outer. This gives it excellent dirt and water repellence and 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.
Glideskin neoprene makes up most of Lotic. This gives it excellent dirt and water repellence, reducing drag through water so that you move 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 silver 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 aggressive, powerful swimmer going the distance in cold waters, or a less proficient swimmer who just feels the cold more, Silvertip will get you out in the water no matter the season.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. 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.
|Men's wetsuit sizing chart|
|X Small||5'0" to 5'6"||55 to 65 kg|
|Short & Strong||5'5" to 5'11"||75 to 85 kg|
|Small||5'4" to 5'10"||60 to 70 kg|
|Small Tall (Duel only)||5'7" to 6'1"||65 to 75 kg|
|Medium||5'8" to 6'1"||70 to 80 kg|
|Medium & Tall (Not Duel)||5'9" to 6'2"||70 to 80 kg|
|Large||5'9" to 6'2"||80 to 90 kg|
|X Large||5'9" to 6'2"||90 to 100 kg|
|Tall & Strong||5'10" to 6'4"||80+ 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.