A wetsuit is an essential part of your kitesurf gear and the differences between wetsuits can be checked in a few categories:
One of the reasons you want to wear a wetsuit it to keep warm in the cold(er) waters, so you can surf longer. So depending on the temperature of the water you want to set the wetsuit, the colder the water, the warmer the wetsuit must be.
The thickness of the wetsuits gives a good idea how warm the wetsuit is. The ticker the warmer. The Thickness is divided by torso and limb. So a 2/3 wetsuit is a suit that has a 3 mm Torso and a 2 mm limb thickness.
Wetsuit with Thickness in the range of 1 till 3 mm is considers to be a Summer of warm weather wetsuit. Everything from 4 mm is considers to be a winter wetsuit. the best way to check witch wetsuit you need is to see what the water temperature is where you wanna surf.
In a wetsuit there are a few position the zipper can be placed. There are a few upsides and downsides for the zipper location, but overall all zipper placement are oké.
The traditional wetsuit has his zipper at the back, mainly because there is the less friction and don’t damaged the neopreen to much. The back zip is the most common type of wetsuit.
The zipper can be at the front of the wetsuit, it can be a little difficult to put on the wetsuit but there is less water coming true the zipper so you stay a bit warmer inside.
Very much like the frontzip there are also wetsuit without zippers, the Neopreen covers up the area where you enter the wetsuit and there is no zipper that can unzip of damage.