Few water sports beat the thrill of spearfishing – hunting fish with no bait, but just your weapon, speed, and patience. Staying in top predatory form while submerged is staying comfortable, warm, and well camouflaged, and a good spearfishing wetsuit will give you just that. The ideal spearfishing wetsuit should make the water second nature and grant you excellent mobility to take the best strikes, every time.
Best Spearfishing Wetsuits
To help you save some shopping time, we have compiled a list of our top five spearfishing wetsuits from which we are sure you’ll find a product that meets your needs and style.
Sporting a unique blend of the best materials and sleek camo design, the Wetsuit Men’s Spearfishing suit is a customer’s favorite. It is designed for the wearer’s comfort, boasts of great thermal performance, and provides superior stealth while submerged. It offers excellent full-body protection and is easy to wear and remove with its zipper pull/hook and loop closure.
- Sleek design with superior stealth.
- Excellent thermal performance with full-body protection.
- Easy to use and maintain.
The Cressi Tecnica is a top-notch spearfishing wetsuit that combines class with excellent performance. It is designed for the best comfort, excellent mobility, and temperature regulation while submerged. It boasts of superior stealth with its special camouflage design and ensures a snug, all-body protection for the novice and professional spearfisher.
- Very comfortable and breathable.
- High-stealth camouflage design and excellent mobility.
- Impressive temperature regulation.
The Nataly Osmann is a neoprene single-piece wetsuit that boasts of impressive thermal body regulation and protection against potentially harmful aquatic life. It is easy to wear and remove, sports a camouflage design for stealth, and is very comfortable. Its excellent mobility makes it ideal for a host of water sports while its chest paddings serve as a damper for your speargun’s recoil.
- Comfortable and thermally protective.
- Easy use and impressive stealth.
- Excellent mobility and firing support.
The REALON Spearfishing Wetsuit comes in a 2-piece hoodie and open arm design. It offers excellent thermal protection even in very cold waters, is very comfortable, and comes with decent buoyancy for ascent support. They both offer a snag close system for easy use, feature pads for protection and firing support, and are highly camouflaged.
- 2-piece hooded and armless wetsuit.
- Excellent thermal protection and comfortable use.
- Full-body protection and camouflage design.
The SEAC Men’s Body-Fit is a single-piece 1.5mm nylon spearfishing wetsuit and sports an anatomical design for the best comfort. It boasts of superior thermal protection with wrist and ankle seals, chest and sternum protection, and durability. It also sports a unique blue camouflage design that will blend in with the water and grants excellent mobility.
- Superior comfort and thermal protection.
- Durable, highly camouflaged design.
- Excellent mobility.
Spearfishing Wetsuits Buying Guide
With spearfishing comes the primal rush of hunting live food while a spearfishing wetsuit helps you channel all that energy to efficiently take the kill shot every time. The ideal spearfishing wetsuit will serve as the perfect defense against the elements and aquatic life, and allow you to go all out with offense while staying camouflaged against unsuspecting prey.
Our buying guide reviews the best spearfishing wetsuits on the market based on their specified features and customer feedback to give you the best options to choose from. We then take it a step further and outline the qualities you should be on the lookout for in a spearfishing wetsuit before making a purchase.
When spearfishing you definitely don’t want to stand out and draw the attention of your prey before you take the kill shot. As a spearfishing wetsuit will cover your whole body, it should be highly camouflaged and blend in with the surrounding environment.
You can choose to go with dark colors or a bluish camouflage that blends with the water. As most fish have very keen instincts and may get suspicious with a dark figure, the latter is often preferred. By blending with the dark blue of the water, you can get as close as possible to your prey for the best chances at a perfect kill.
Comfort and Thermal Protection
It is intuitive that your spearfishing wetsuit must be as comfortable as possible. It should sit on your form in a snug fit to prevent water infiltration but should be flexible enough to grant you unrestricted mobility.
Another important criterion that your spearfishing wetsuit must fulfill is thermal protection. It should trap your body heat to keep you as warm as possible to eliminate the chances of hypothermia. The thermal insulation of your wetsuit depends on the kind of material used and the thickness.
Open-cell Neoprene is the recommended material for spearfishing wetsuits. With extra air pockets, it helps trap your body heat more efficiently. Also, the colder the water, the thicker your spearfishing wetsuit should be. Spearfishing wetsuits stand anywhere between 1.5mm and up to 7mm in thickness for warmer and colder water bodies respectively. As you descend in water, the colder it gets, so how deep you plan to hunt should determine the spearfishing wetsuit thickness you go for.
Spearfishing suits come in different styles, the most prevalent being the one-piece and two-piece designs. One-piece spearfishing wetsuits are easy to wear and are highly durable as they have less entry points. They are ideal for budding spearfishers.
Two-piece spearfishing wetsuits, on the other hand, combine a separate top jacket and bottom pants that fasten together to complete the outfit. These spearfishing wetsuits often require you to lubricate your body before wearing them and are generally more hydrodynamic than one-piece wetsuits. They are the ideal choice for seasoned spearfishers.