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Mens Winter Wetsuits

Thicker winter wetsuit

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in water sports, but it’s important to stay warm and comfortable while doing so. A good quality winter wetsuit is essential for this purpose. When the water temperature drops below 13°C, it’s time to switch to a thicker winter wetsuit. At Boardworx, we offer a wide range of men’s winter wetsuits from top brands such as O’Neill, Billabong, Xcel, Rip Curl, C skins, and Animal.

Our winter wetsuits are made from high-quality materials that provide excellent insulation and flexibility. They are available in a variety of styles, including 5/3mm and 5/4mm thicknesses, which are perfect for colder temperatures. Taped seams and thermal lines are some of the features you should look for in a winter wetsuit, and our C-skins rewired wetsuit is warm and flexible, making it an excellent choice for cold water conditions.

C-skins rewired is warm & flexible. Here at Boardworx, we stock many winter wetsuits for the colder temperatures. We stock Kent's largest and best range of wetsuits. Don't let the cold waters stop your fun, wetsuit thickness is key to your warmth

  • C-skins legend 5/4/3 GBS Back zip wetsuit

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    C-skins legend 5/4/3 mens winter wetsuitThe C-Skins Legend wetsuit is a great price point entry level suit. Glued and blind stitched seams so it is...

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  • C-Skins ReWired 5/4mm Chest Zip Winter Wetsuit

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    C-Skins ReWired 5/4mm Chest Zip Winter WetsuitThe latest version of the best selling C-Skins Rewired winter wetsuit from Boardworx, the C-Skins Che...

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  • C-Skins ReWired 5/4mm Mens Chest Zip Hooded

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    C-Skins ReWired 5/4mm Mens Chest Zip Hooded WetsuitThe ReWired continues to benefit from radical innovations. The addition of a Dark Matter chest ...

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  • C-Skins Rewired 6/5mm Hooded Winter Wetsuit

    Original price £364.00
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    REWIRED 6:5 MENS CHEST ZIP HOODED STEAMERThe ReWired offers radical innovations with the addition of a Dark Matter chest panel, which reduces wind ...

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  • Ion Neo Top Hooded Vest 2/1mm Wetsuit Thermal Top

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    Ion Neoprene vest top. Stay cozy and comfortable during your water adventures with the Ion Neo Top Hooded Vest! This top-of-the-line thermal vest i...

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  • Manera Magma 5/4mm

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    The MAGMA 5.4.3mm is the weapon of choice if you want to spend the whole winter in the water. It is the suit our cold water team is using in Ic...

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  • Manera Magma Hooded 6/4mm

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    The MAGMA HOODED is the northern warriors best friend. Featuring a 2mm windproof Magma hood attached to a 6.4mm Magma suit, you can hit the spo...

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  • Manera Meteor Winter wetsuit X10D 5/4/3 Wetsuit

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    X10D PLUS a high spec winter wetsuit, super warm and very flexible. Plush loops work as insulators & heat generators Smooth, soft & comf...

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  • Manera Seafarer 5/3mm FZ Anthracite

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    The Manera 5.3mm SEAFARER winter wetsuit  will provide everything you’re looking for in a reliable winter partner. Only the arms and shoulders are...

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  • Mission Hybrid Drysuit Black

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    Description Hybrid Drysuit, This suit is manufactured from the most breathable Ventex fabric available with an RET value of 4 Ensuring that for hi...

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  • Mystic Marshall 5/3mm winter Front zip Black wetsuit 2023

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    Mystic Marshall 5/3mm winter Fzip Black wetsuit 2023.Stand out from the crowd with the Marshall Fullsuit 5/3mm Fzip. The Fox Fleece lining on the c...

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  • Mystic Star Sweat 2mm Neoprene Wetsuit Hoody Blue

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    A hoodie for when you're on the water? Yes, it's a thing – and if you haven't tried it then the Star Sweat is the perfect place to start. Made with...

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  • Mystic Star Sweat 2mm Neoprene Wetsuit Hoody Red

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    A hoodie for when you're on the water? Yes, it's a thing – and if you haven't tried it then the Star Sweat is the perfect place to start. Made with...

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  • Mystic Wind Barrier Kite/Wind Surfing Spray Jacket

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    Mystic Wind Barrier Kite/Wind Surfing Spray Jacket in Navy ( but looks like Grey) Stopping the wind, gives you another thermal barrier, as you ...

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  • O'Neill Epic 5/4mm Back Zip Mens Black/Gunmetal/DayGlo

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    The O'neill epic wetsuit has been in the range for years , for good reason constantly being updated with new technology, this classic back zip desi...

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  • O'Neill Hyperfreak Fire 5/4+ Chest Zip Black Dark Red

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    Hyperfreak Fire 5/4+ Chest Zip Winter Wetsuit New for 2022, the Hyperfreak Fire takes their most successful suit to new levels of performance, wa...

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  • Patagonia R3 Yulex Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit

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    Our all-new Yulex® wetsuits have exclusive linings for increased stretch. The only Fair Trade Certified™ suits, they're made with 85% Yulex® natura...

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  • Xcel Mens Comp 5/4mm Chest Zip Winter Wetsuit 2023

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    XCEL MEN'S COMP 5/4MM CHEST ZIP WETSUIT 2023The Xcel Comp 5/4mm chest zip wetsuit for Men is the perfect suit to wear all year round so that you ca...

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Mens Winter wetsuits, if you're doing water sports during winter or in the northern UK all year round, you will need a winter wetsuit, sometimes known as a steamer. It would help if you had winter wetsuits when the temperature drops below 13°C. Please take a look at our temperature guide for winter wetsuits.

The best men's winter wetsuits brands

We carry the best brands from around the world, with an extensive range from Rip Curl, C-Skins, O'Neill, Billabong, Mystic and Xcel.

Frequently Asked Questions

What thickness wetsuit do I need for winter?

When the water temperature is at 6°C, you will need a 6mm thick hooded wetsuit as well as boots on your feet and gloves on your hands. When the water temperature is warm and is 9°C to 13°C, you will need a 5/4mm or 5/3mm thick suit , along with boots and gloves. We have a wide range of men's chest zip and back zip winter wetsuits perfect for these conditions. We have a range of both budget and high-spec winter wetsuits and everything in between.

What type of cold water wetsuit should I get?

The minimum requirement for a mens winter wetsuit for water sports is at least 5mm in thickness.

What features should I look for in a winter wetsuit?

Back zip suits are easy to get into but will let more water in compared to a chest zip suit. The chest zip suit allows the surfer to slip the neck of the suit over his head. It seals snugly around the neck, helping to stop water ingress. The longer you can protect the thin film of water between you and the suit and stop cold water from getting in, the warmer you will be. Features such as GBS (glued and blind stitched seams) stop water from flushing through the seams and will keep you warm for longer. Blind stitching will stop most seam leaks.

You can also choose thermal lined panels to warm and trap water against your body and taped or liquid-taped seams to keep the warmth and the cold water out.

Can I wear a surfing wetsuit for swimming?

Yes, a surfing wetsuit is designed to be very flexible and hard-wearing and is great summer surfing and for swimming. The drawback compared to a wetsuit used in triathlons and for competitions is that the surfing wetsuit will be slower as it is not entirely smooth and doesn't have shark skin. A surfing wetsuit has a nylon outer coating which would cause drag when pushed through the water, while a full wetsuit thickness competition suit for triathlons is glossy smooth. However, triathlon wetsuits are fragile and easily damaged when pulled on or off or caught in the shore break.

How much do winter wetsuits cost?

The cost of a mens winter wetsuit usually starts at about £140. This will be for the basic 5mm suits. If you add features like better seams and a chest zip you may pay around £200. Add features like thermal lining around the chest and torso and this will cost around £250. If you go for the top-of-the-range men's winter wetsuit with all the features, then you will get closer to £500. To save money and get the best deals look for a last year's model men's winter wetsuit in the middle of the summer.

How do I choose the right size for a winter wetsuit?

Wetsuits come in many standard sizes such as S, M, L, XL, and XXL but you might be between these sizes. Brands such as C-Skins, O'Neill and Xcel make wetsuits in sizes ST (Small Tall) and MS (Medium Small). There are many more sizes, like LS (Large Short), so it is important to come in and try a suit or measure yourself very accurately and look at the manufacturer's size chart. The winter wetsuit should be like a second skin on you, very snug and not baggy. 

We advise you to give yourself plenty of time to try suits on to get the best fit. Our staff are here to help you choose the best wetsuit for you and your needs. 

How do I care for a winter wetsuit?

To care for your wetsuit, wash it through in cold freshwater, and leave it to dry, out of the sun. Never put your wet wetsuit on a hanger, as you will stretch the shoulders. Do not fold your wetsuit when it's dry. Instead, roll it up and store it out of the sun. If your wetsuit starts to smell, you can wash it with special shampoo. Good watersport shops like Boardworx sell Piss-Off Wetsuit Shampoo from Rip Curl. Never put your wetsuit in the washing machine.

What does 5/4 mm or 5/3mm mean on a wetsuit?

A 6/5/3, 5/4, 5/3 or 4/3 etc., refers to the main body of the neoprene or wetty being thicker neoprene and the arms and sometimes the bottom of the neoprene or the legs being the lower number, referring to the thickness of the neoprene in millimetres.