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Women's Element Wetsuit Vest size guide


Size chart (inches)
UK 8/XS 10/S 12/M 14/L 16/XL 18/XXL
Chest 32 34 36 38 40 42
Waist 25 27 29 31 33 35
EU 44 46 48 50 52 54
US 34 36 38 40 42 44

Size chart (cm)
UK 8/XS 10/S 12/M 14/L 16/XL 18/XXL
Chest 81 86 91 97 102 107
Waist 64 69 74 79 84 89
EU 44 46 48 50 52 54
US 34 36 38 40 42 44

How to measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below and use the size chart to find your size.


Chest

Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms and be level from front to back.


Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest point.


Fit guide

Tight

Close fitting designed to conform to your body.

Slim

Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.

Regular

A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose.

Relaxed

A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.

Women's Element Wetsuit Vest size guide


Size chart (inches)
UK Chest Waist
8/XS 32 25
10/S 34 27
12/M 36 29
14/L 38 31
16/XL 40 33
18/XXL 42 35

Size chart (cm)
UK Chest Waist
8/XS 81 64
10/S 86 69
12/M 91 74
14/L 97 79
16/XL 102 84
18/XXL 107 89

How to measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below and use the size chart to find your size.


Chest

Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms and be level from front to back.


Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest point.


Fit guide

Tight

Close fitting designed to conform to your body.

Slim

Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.

Regular

A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose.

Relaxed

A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.

Standard delivery to UK addresses is free over £50.


Next Day deliveries will be shipped same day if you place your order before 2pm Monday - Friday.


If you are not happy or have changed your mind you can return your unused product within 123 days of placing the order for a refund. Simply return it to us, free of charge, with all the original packaging.

Description

Element Wetsuit Vest gives you freedom of movement in or on the water. It's a womens' front zip neoprene wetsuit vest that pairs with our pants or shorts to keep you warm where you need it. Element is flexible and promotes a full range of movement whether outdoor swimming or paddle boarding in the open ocean or local lake.

  • Versatile insulation and wind protection for water sports
  • Flexible construction for a high range of movement when working hard
  • Front zip makes it easy to change into at the water's edge
  • Recyclable at end of life with Circular Flow

Designer's notes

"For Element we've created a two-piece wetsuit system that's flexible, versatile and easy to use. It allows you to choose how you stay warm when in or on the water and keeps your movement unrestricted. It's great for standup paddle boarding (SUPing) but equally at home as an alternative to a traditional outdoor swimming wetsuit

We've used Glideskin neoprene to help you cut through the water and reinforced it with nylon in high wear areas. It's a varied the thickness throughout to promote flexibility and range of movement where it's needed most. The vest has a front zip making it easy to change into and there's a stash pocket for a soft flask, gels or rubbish."

Ronnie, Clothing Product Manager

Features

Product overview

  • Front zip vest is easy to put on and allows venting
  • Glideskin for low drag when in the water and more protection from wind when not
  • Nylon faced neoprene in key wear areas for durability
  • Flatlock seam construction for comfort against skin
  • Dropped front neck for comfort
  • Stretch mesh pockets to stash a soft flask or gels
  • Cuttable arms for length customisation
  • 3-year Alpine Bond

Technical details

Construction

Front: 3mm neoprene
Upper back: 3mm neoprene
Lower back: 2.5mm neoprene
Sides: 3mm neoprene
Collar: 2.5mm neoprene

Origin

China

Sustainability and Product Care

Sustainability


Recyclable at end of life

Even the most beloved wetsuit will reach breaking point at some stage. Keep your wetsuit alive and turn you old suit into new neoprene by taking advantage of our partnership with Circular Flow.


Where it's made

Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.


Reducing our carbon footprint

We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intensity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.


End of life

When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.

Product care


Cleaning and caring for your wetsuit

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 or glue.


Repairs

We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.


Alpine Bond

If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.