When skydiving it is important to select the correct skydiving outfits and accessories. The skydiving outfit or parachute is the most vital part of a dive as it will provide you with the protection that will keep you safe during the jump. This means that it needs to fit well, and also look good. Therefore it is essential that you choose your skydiving outfits carefully, keeping certain points in mind, particularly when purchasing your parachute. These points are safety, suitability, comfort, price, and quantity.
The first thing to look for when buying a skydiving jumpsuit is that it fits correctly. Divers who have a poor fit can be at risk of their parachutes becoming snagged on something – which would result in them not being able to free themselves when they hit the ground. If the skydiving outfit is too loose, then skydivers risk clipping their parachute to something on the way down or having parts of the parachute pull away from their body. A good-fits skydiving jumpsuit is one that fits snugly, but also has no parts that are hanging off or which are too loose to prevent proper descent.
There are two main types of skydiving jumpsuits available – full-body and split-person. Full body jumpsuits are used by skydiving professionals and are generally only worn as a last resort. These skydiving outfits are made up of a jumpsuit top, trousers, gloves, chute (a kind of base mat used to keep the body together), helmet, goggles, parachute, and belt. Split-person skydiving outfits differ from full-body jumpsuits in that only the hands are covered with a full jumpsuit. However, split-person skydiving outfits tend to be warmer than full-body ones as they often come with a liner.
The skydiving equipment that will be used during a dive will also play a role in determining what type of skydiving jumpsuit to choose. For example, if the skydive will involve high altitude (greater than 1000 feet) then a heavy solid suit is better than a lighter, more flexible one. This is because the more solid the skydiving gear (such as the parachute) is the less likely it will become damaged when it comes in contact with the ground. In addition, skydiving equipment designed for longer dives will often feature extra features such as long pants that go all the way down to the ankles. This is because it is difficult to get rid of a parachute once it is deployed from the plane, which means skydivers will need to make sure their jumpsuit stays in perfect condition at all times. Some skydiving outfits also include a reflective harness, which is designed to keep skydivers’ bodies well lit in case they need to find their way back to the ground.
Another factor to consider when purchasing skydiving outfits is whether or not you will be working in an open field or in an indoor area with some type of window. Both of these situations present different issues when it comes to choosing a proper skydiving jumper. In an indoor location, there will be plenty of light available to help a skydiver see their way. On the other hand, working in an open field will mean that skydiving outfits have to be very thick and sturdy to allow the wearer to continue to dive repeatedly while remaining visible.
When it comes to the materials that skydiving jumpers are made out of, the most common choices are nylon and spandex for women and Lycra, and polyester for men. Both of these are fairly lightweight and durable for casual or recreational use. However, some skydiving jumpers are available in special colors or custom-made fabrics. They are often used by competitive skydiving teams to improve visibility and reduce wind resistance on their jumpers. Some companies even design or print skydiving team logos, names, or colors onto the jumpsuits. This is especially common for those skydiving schools that participate in competitions.
The most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for a new pair of skydiving jumpers is to make sure they fit properly. You want one that fits snugly rather than too loosely, as this can cause discomfort during the skydiving experience. There are also many different sizes available, so never feel like you are being forced into a particular size. Take the time to try on several pairs so you can get a sense of what fits best and what will actually feel comfortable once you have donned your new gear.
Once you have a few pairs of skydiving outfits in your inventory, you may find that you want to buy more than one. This will allow you to have one on standby for any emergency situation, or one in your kit for just such a situation. Whatever your needs, there is a piece of equipment out there that will be perfect for you. From school to a first experience, the sky is literally the limit when it comes to the skydiving experience.