Why Are Most Wetsuits Black?

by Liz H. December 30, 2019

Why Are Most Wetsuits Black?

The wetsuit is a type of diving clothing that is used by the people who engage in water sports and activities like surfing or diving. Wetsuits have many functions. For example, they protect people from water waves and the blazing sun. Most wetsuits are black. There are many reasons why most of the wetsuits come in the black color and some of these reasons are given here.

 

Temperature Maintenance

Black color absorbs the sunlight. The sunlight has energy in it and the black wetsuits will absorb it. Once it absorbs the sunlight, it will become a little heated so it will help the person to stay longer in water that is colder than the body temperature.

Protection from Extreme Sunlight

If a person with a black wetsuit is swimming in the sea and sun is blazing at its peak, this suit will protect the swimmer from sunburn. This is because it blocks a certain type of sun rays. UV rays are the most destructive rays in the sunlight and you only need to protect yourself from UV rays to avoid any damage to your skin. Black color absorbs most of the UV light and does not pass it on to the skin. This way it will provide greater protection from sunlight because it blocks the harmful part of the sunshine.

Cost of Suit Manufacturing

A black wetsuit is made up of neoprene. The black neoprene is cheaper than that of the neoprene of other colors. Black wetsuits are easy to manufacture and they are less costly. When you are going to buy a suit from the market, you will have different options. At a price that you can afford you will get a black suit with better quality. With this same price, you will not get a suit with another color in the same quality, so the cost-effectiveness of the black wetsuit is preferable.

Durability

Black wetsuits are much more durable than that of other colorful wetsuits. If you go in dust and extreme environments, the color of the wetsuit tends to fade. If you have a yellow suit, you will find that there are some white patches on the suit after some time. Black wetsuit does not cause trouble like that. If there is some wear and tear on the black suit, it will be concealed by its blackness; but if the wetsuit is in a different color, wear and tear will be revealed more prominently. You will be able to use the black wetsuit longer than that of suits of other colors.

Wetsuit Fashion

It is true that black wetsuits are more common and give certain benefits, but when it comes to fashion, black wetsuits will not be comparable to other options like camo wetsuits, blue wetsuits, and green wetsuits. If you are a professional, you would prefer the black color. Yet, when you want to do some modeling or you just want to enjoy the beach in a way that others notice you, you have to go for another color. Another reason for choosing some different color is we need fun for the children. Generally, kids like fun things. So if you are introducing them to water sports and you give them a black wetsuit, they will not enjoy as much as they will enjoy a colorful suit. Girls mostly like the pink color while boys like blue colored wetsuits. Some sports enthusiasts choose camo wetsuits over the black wetsuits because it makes them feel more adventurous. Some people think that wearing a colored water suit will improve their mood. People wearing red will feel more energetic than wearing other colors so some people will prefer the red wetsuits over the black because they feel that they will give a better performance in the sport by wearing this color.

Conclusion

We can conclude that there are different concepts about the color of the wetsuits. If we are looking at cost-effectiveness, protection, and durability, then the obvious choice is the black wetsuit, but not everyone is the same. People tend to ignore everything when they go to the market to buy something. Some people will just choose a certain color rather than black wetsuits because of their personal choice and it does not need to be justified. The black-colored wetsuit is a preferable choice when we look at its benefits.

Liz H.
Liz H.


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