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Terrapin [Womens] - Try Before You Buy swimming wetsuit

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Terrapin [Womens] - Try Before You Buy swimming wetsuit

Try Terrapin for size in the water and experience how our thinnest, most flexible wetsuit aids your natural swimming position

£115.00

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  • Size Guide
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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.

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 in Hathersage, Ambleside and Keswick.

About Lotic

Rivers, lakes and seas; from the Great North Swim to your daily dip… Designed in collaboration with industry guru Dean Jackson to promote your natural swimming position, Terrapin was made with adventure swimming and open water in mind. 

Terrapin is our thinnest, most flexible wetsuit. It provides enough buoyancy to help you move swiftly through the water, adds a thermal layer to keep you warm, and still leaves you with excellent freedom of movement for an unrestricted stroke, particularly around the shoulders.

Compared to the Lotic, Terrapin features thinner neoprene around the back of the leg. This means it has minimal impact on your body’s buoyancy, reducing body roll for a more natural swimming position. 2 mm neoprene at the neck reduces chafing, and the underarm neoprene is thinner still (1.5 mm), giving you the flexibility you need to really extend your reach for long powerful strokes.

Terrapin uses Glideskin neoprene. This gives it excellent dirt and water repellence, which reduces 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, shoulders and neck feature bright flashes of blue to help you stay visible in the water. A long lanyard zip puller up the back means you can get into your wetsuit without relying on a passer-by to help you! 

Terrapin is great affordable suit for a natural swimming experience, ideal for both stronger swimmers, and those making their first strokes into open water. 

Product Insight


Key features
Vital stats
Panel Construction

Neck: 2 mm Standard Neoprene
Chest: 3 mm Glideskin
Back: 3 mm Glideskin
Shoulder: 2 mm Glideskin
Lower Sleeve Cuff: 1.5 mm Standard Neoprene
Butt: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Crotch: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Armpit Panel: 1.5 mm Standard Neoprene
Upper Leg: 2.5 mm Glideskin
Lower Leg Front: 2.5 mm Standard Neoprene
Lower Leg Back: 2.5 mm Standard Neoprene
Lower Leg Cuff: 2 mm Glideskin

Origin: China

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.

The neoprene collar and cuffs can be trimmed with scissors if they extend too far.

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.

Size chart Wetsuits Womens
Women's wetsuit sizing chart
Size Height Weight
X Small 4'11" to 5'3" 45 to 55 kg
Small 5'0" to 5'4" 50 to 60 kg
Short & Strong 5'2" to 5'6" 70 to 80 kg
Medium 5'4" to 5'9" 55 to 65 kg
Large 5'4" to 5'9" 65 to 75 kg
Tall & Strong 5'8" to 6'2" 65 to 75 kg
X Large 5'8" to 6'2" 70+ 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.
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