The Aqua Sphere Stingray Core Warmer is a great little suit to choose if you want your kids to enjoy more time in the water without getting cold. This youth ‘shorty’ wetsuit gets its name from the fact that the torso (core) part of the suit is made from 2mm neoprene for warmth and the arms, legs and the neckline are made from Lycra for comfort.
This is what the manufacturers call a ‘hybrid construction’ and it allows extra freedom of movement without any risk of chafing which is great because they will be warm and comfortable and because the suit also offers protection from the sun, playtime can go on – and on!
Another plus point is that it has an easy pull zipper so kids find it very easy to put on and take off.
Most reviews say that the Aqua Sphere Stingray wetsuit comes up a little small and that it is probably wise to buy a size larger than the size guide advises. For example, one person reported that her tall eight-year-old daughter needed a size 10 and that her average height five-year-old son needed a size 6.
Aqua Sphere Stingray Core Warmer Size Guide
|Size||2 (XS)||4 (SM)||6 (MD)||8 (LG)||10 (XL)|
|Weight (in pounds)||25 - 35||35 - 45||42 - 47||47 - 54||55 - 70|
|Height (in inches||33 - 39||40 - 44||45 - 47||45 - 50||51 - 56|
Parents and grandparents have left reviews on Amazon, commenting on the excellent thermal properties of the suit. One reviewer said that she had tried a variety of products to try to keep her very slim daughter warm when swimming. The Stingray provided the answer and her daughter is able to swim even at 68° in her core warmer suit.
Older kids will also like the more adult styling and color options of this suit which is currently available in four different color combinations on the Amazon.com site, pink/black, blue/black, orange/black or purple/black. It makes a good transition between the ‘kiddie’ styling of some infant suits to the super-cool looks of adult models.
The Aqua Sphere Brand
Aqua Sphere is a company that was founded in Genoa, Italy in 1998. It manufactures excellent swimwear products for users of all ages and abilities and with a wide range of requirements from children just learning to swim to athletes competing at the highest levels.
If you are looking for a summer suit for your child, the Aqua Sphere Stingray Core Warmer offers very good value for money. It does what the name suggests, giving your child warmth and freedom of movement exactly where it is needed. It comes at a budget price and in style choices that fashion-conscious youngsters will love – both of which are important points for parents who need to buy something that the kids will actually want to wear!