Childs TWF 3mm Titanium CIC Shortie Wetsuit - Choice of Colours
|Price:||£14.75 - £14.95|
- Titanium laminated lining - helps reflect body heat back giving extra warmth
- Sturdy back zip fastening with robust long leash pull
- all seams double stitched
- Ultimate UV protection
- Quality 3/2mm neoprene , super flexible and soft enabling a comfort fit on a range of body shapes/sizes
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New 2012 season design for the CIC shortie from TWF. featuring quality 3mm UV50 Titanium laminated soft and supple neoprene the suit is warm, protective, comfortable and facilitating maximum movement - great for children on the go! When fitting children, age on any size chart is a guide only. Always go by the actual measurements and dont be tempted to allow a little room for growth. Always use a fabric tape measure. For a shortie wetsuit the body length is the key measurement as you are fitting the torso.
Please measure your child accurately and take in to account both the body length and the chest - especially if your child is bigger, smaller, stockier or slimmer than average for their age. The body length is measured from Tshirt neckline/adams apple area, straight down the front of the body, to just between the legs (where seams cross mid crotch on a pair of trousers for instance). If in any doubt, we are more than happy to give advice . Our wetsuits have been chosen because they give a great fit on the majority of children IF the measurements are accurate - there will always be exceptions! If your child is tall and slim - the odds are that to fit the body length the chest may be loose - there is no way around this. Likewise if your child is of a shorter , stockier build - to get the chest to fit they may well have a suit that is slightly longer than they need. Comfort is the key . Whilst a suit should be snug it has to be wearable.
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Top Customer Reviews
I saw previous feedback from another parent who had a 5yr old son with slim build for whom the Age 5-6 suit was too big. They'd re-ordered a Age 3-4 size which fitted perfectly. From this I was able to order the correct size (Age 3-4) as i was also going order the age 5-6 and glad I didn't.
The wetsuit was of excellent quality and fit perfectly.
My order e-mail was timed at 1901hrs and at 2141hrs that day I received the invoice to say the wetsuit had been dispatched. WOW 2hrs 40 minutes.
The wetsuit arrived two days later and my son loves it. Fitted really well and the quality, for such a price seems to be excellent.
I have no trouble in recommending the suit itself and Big Orange watersports. A clear five star service and product, (at that price).
I ummed and ahhhed over which suit to go for next and in the end decided on this one. I measured my son up and was a bit puzzled when the measurements seemed to suggest he'd need the 2-3yr old suit. Having read some other reviews over the helpfulness of the supplier I rang them up and discovered that body length should be measured down the front not the back as I had. (Start at the adam's apple and follow the body contours down to where the crotch seam on trousers would be.) The woman also advised me that this is by far the most important measurement - don't worry about the chest size etc just get this one right.
Armed with new measurements I ordered the 3-4yr old suit, it came the next day and is a perfect fit - quite snug all round so it should trap water well for warmth. My son instantly put it on and wore it for the rest of the afternoon. He looked so sweet - sorry, cool!
I'm delighted with the fit (I had resigned myself to a slightly bagger suit as he is so slim - with a larger child the neoprene would stretch). And the service was fautless.
Also, he loves it cos he thinks he is a superhero.
For my 5yr 3mnth old daughter I bought the 5-6 size suit and it fitted snugly, no growing room so a perfect fit but for this summer only.
For my 8yr 5mnth old son I bought the 7-8 size suit but it was too snug so he had to move up to the 8-9 suit which is a bit of a looser fit but will therefore fit him all year as he is growing fast.
For my skinny 10yr 6mnth old daughter I bought the 8-9 suit which fitted perfectly in terms of tightness but was too short in the body and pulled uncomfortably between the legs, so I have now ordered the 10-11 suit which I imagine will be the right length but a looser fit, perhaps too loose for optimum wet suit performance, but I always find it hard to find things that fit her height/waist ratio.
The suits, once you get the right size, are very well made, very groovy and my children love them. They came quickly too. Here we come Irish sea...in early April.
In other circumstances/for other purposes I think these suits can be very good - but they didn't perform how I had hoped (therefore I am choosing only 3 stars). The UV protection is good - I could test these when we go to Cyprus in the Summer, however they may be a bit too thick in such a hot climate and in these circumstances a lighter weight suit would be better for general use around the pool/beach.
The suits are a very good price (surprisingly so - I have paid more for lighter weight UV swimwear). They seem to appeal to the kids especially the funky colours - think they look very 'cool' - my 9 year old niece got one too and thought it was fun!
Good value, practical - although depends a bit what use you intend them for! I'm thinking of getting an adult size one for myself for watersports - might try parascending from a boat this Summer :-)
Delivered promptly - very good service.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really pleased with these. The 12/13 fits my tall, slim 12 year old. It's tight, but that's what works best. Used on the loch yesterday and no complaints. Really pleased. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Nufab4
There is no reflective lining at all. Just standard neoprene. And despite measuring my (perfectly normally sized) children very accurately - adam's apple to crotch), neither of... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Stephen
Buy at least two sizes biggee than you need. My grandson wore it twice and ir rubs his meck badly.Published 1 day ago by Granny
Great wetsuit for the price, true to size. Survived the North Sea!Published 6 days ago by yvonne parker
Items arrived very very quickly and were as described. Great quality product from a very very helpful company. 5*Published 12 days ago by Eddie Johnston
Originally ordered a size smaller. Returns policy very quick and re embersed straight away. Very pleased with wet suit, bought for my 13 year old son. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Alison Hedges
Ordered for a upcoming trip to Cornwall to keep my son warm while he messes about in the water and does a bit of body boarding. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Joanna Fowler