Do you want to buy a wetsuit but you still have some doubts? This article is for you.
Long John vs Steamer
First of all, at Go Sailing Shop we believe that a Long John's cut is more convenient than a Steamer's since it gives you more versatility. For instance, you can pair a SuperTherm® 4mm Long John with a SuperTherm® 4mm Top during the winter or with a ThermaFlex® 1.5mm Top when in milder weather. In addition, a Long John allows greater mobility and it is easier to put on and take off.
SuperTherm® 4mm Long John vs ThermaFlex 1.5mm Long John
The SuperTherm® 4mm Long John combines the most advanced fabrics with a great design to produce the most durable, stretchiest and warmest wetsuit ever. Although initially conceived for winter, you can also wear it in autumn or spring with a thinner top such as the ThermaFlex® 1,5mm Top or the Lycra Rash Vest.
The ThermaFlex® 1.5 mm Long John features super-stretchy neoprene to achieve unrestricted movement and the softest plush lining for great comfort. This lightweight wetsuit is best suited for spring and autumn, but if you pair it with a base layer such as the Rooster PolyPro you can also wear it during the winter.
To sum up, our recommendation is that you go for a SuperTherm® 4mm Long John if you sail all year round in all weather conditions. On the not-so-cold days you can still wear it with a lighter top. However, if you usually sail in warmer climates, we recommend buying a ThermaFlex 1.5mm Long John and complete your kit with a PolyPro™ Thermal set.
'The rule of thumb is that a ThermaFlex plus a PolyPro equals a SuperTherm'.
All these garments are also available in ladies fit. Please, press here to see the Women's Wetsuit Range