- 1 How should I store my swimming wetsuit?
- 2 How do you store a wetsuit after use?
- 3 Should wetsuits be stored inside out?
- 4 How do you store a wetsuit long term?
- 5 How long will a wetsuit last in storage?
- 6 Do you wash a wetsuit?
- 7 Is it bad to fold a wetsuit?
- 8 Can I put my wetsuit in the washing machine?
- 9 Can you wash a neoprene wetsuit?
- 10 Do you wear pants under a wetsuit?
- 11 Can you hang a wetsuit?
- 12 How do you break in a wetsuit?
- 13 Can I store my wetsuit in the garage?
- 14 How do I stop my wetsuit from smelling?
- 15 How do you store a wetsuit for winter?
How should I store my swimming wetsuit?
The best way to store a wetsuit is to hang it at the waist, to avoid tension in the most sensitive areas (shoulders and arms).
How do you store a wetsuit after use?
After you rinse out your wetsuit, ensure you hang it to dry in the shade – and if there’s no shade, ensure it’s NOT hanging in direct sunlight. Additionally, always try to hang your wetsuit over a smooth, round surface, such as a balcony railing. Hang it at the waist with an equal balance on each side.
Should wetsuits be stored inside out?
The best thing for long term wetsuit storage is to hang your wetsuit correctly, rather than folding it up in a cupboard. To avoid the neoprene creasing over time, don’t store your wetsuit inside out. When storing your wetsuit, make sure it is completely dry on both inside and outside to avoid mould or bad smell.
How do you store a wetsuit long term?
If you are done diving for the season and will be storing your wetsuit for a long period of time we recommend either hanging it from an extra-thick wetsuit hanger in a closet or laying it flat, folded once across the middle with nothing else on top of it.
How long will a wetsuit last in storage?
On average, a good wetsuit from a quality manufacturer should last anywhere from 4 years to 10 years or more, depending on heavily you use it. A cheaper brand wetsuit that doesn’t have the same construction quality may only last for a season or two before things like zippers become issues.
Do you wash a wetsuit?
If you use your wetsuit frequently and replace it every year then you could use a washing machine to keep it clean, because your wetsuits are not going to last very long anyway. Washing machines damage neoprene so, if you must, do need to make sure you only use a slow spin cycle and a cool wash.
Is it bad to fold a wetsuit?
If you need to pack your neoprene wetsuit or drysuit then the first rule is to never fold it. Every time you fold neoprene you create a crease by squeezing the tiny bubbles which not only looks bad but will greatly reduce the warmth in that area of the suit.
Can I put my wetsuit in the washing machine?
Don’t Wash your wetsuit in the washing machine etc. Or, use bleach, clothes washing detergent, stain remover, fabric softener, olive oil, jet fuel etc. And, don’t iron your wetsuit either!
Can you wash a neoprene wetsuit?
As soon as you can, soak your wetsuit in cold or lukewarm fresh water (hot water can cause the suit to lose flexibility) with a mild solution of baking soda or wetsuit shampoo. using a mild detergent will keep the neoprene from taking on an odor.
Do you wear pants under a wetsuit?
Final Thoughts on What to Wear Under a Wetsuit in Cold Water In warmer waters, you can wear underwear with minimal coverage (swimwear, swimming trunks, and the like) or nothing at all. Or if you really prefer not to wear anything under your wet suit, you can just get a thicker wet suit.
Can you hang a wetsuit?
Take a plastic hanger, slide the top or bottom of the suit through, and hang it doubled-up, inside- out in the shower or the garage. Or somewhere in the shade if you absolutely must hang it outside. 3) Turn the suit inside out each day until it’s dry.
How do you break in a wetsuit?
Roll the suit up your leg slowly, and repeat with the other leg, the torso, and finally the arms. If convenient, jump into the water with the wetsuit and pull the suit on in the water. Whenever the suit sticks, pull it away from your body to allow water to break the seal between the suit and your body.
Can I store my wetsuit in the garage?
Once your wetsuit has dried out, it’s actually a good idea to leave it on the hanger until your next session. Keep it in a wardrobe, shed or garage – anywhere cool and dry – until you next need it. We don’t recommend folding or stuffing your wetsuit into cramped spaces as this can cause creases and damage to the suit.
How do I stop my wetsuit from smelling?
The best way to dry a wetsuit (in terms of eliminating stench) is to hang it up with a plastic hanger. And to ensure minimal smell, flip the wetsuit inside out and store it in a well-ventilated space, i.e. not the back of your 4Runner.
How do you store a wetsuit for winter?
If you’re storing your summer wetsuit away for the winter (or vice versa), then once it is rinsed and thoroughly dry, don’t fold it up and stuff it in a drawer. If possible, hang it in half as advised on a wide hanger or railing inside.