The right wetsuit will protect you against water and weather conditions to keep you warmer, more comfortable, and safer in the water. Taking 5 minutes to take proper care will maximize your wetsuit's durability and help maintain its quality. Here are 4 important tips while taking care of your precious wetsuit.
1. Take of your wetsuit the right way
If you need to take of your wetsuit, please do it slowly. Put pressure on it evenly, and carefully peel back your suit. Peel off your suit instead of pulling at the arms or legs. Always avoid taking off your wetsuit while standing on gravel, grass or other rough surfaces, instead try to undress on a towel or smooth floor.
2. Rinse your wetsuit with fresh water
Outdoor water always contains dirt which can harm the fabric’s flexibility and durability. Do a cold fresh water rinse after every session, even if you have only a few hours in between your sessions. If you don’t have access to fresh flowing water you can always store a big bottle of water in or on your car/boat/sup. NEVER
wash your wetsuit with hot water, as heat contact is neoprene’s worst enemy.
3. Dry your wetsuit slow and steady
Drying your wetsuit will take time, don’t try to rush it. Hang your wetsuit in a well ventilated area (garage or shower) and out of direct sunlight. Use a broad plastic hanger (a wire will damage your wetsuit) and hang it, inside-out and doubled-up. NEVER
dry your wetsuit in direct sunlight, with a washing machine, dryer, iron, bleach or professional dry cleaner.
4. Stop the smelliness
Just like you or your clothes, once in a while your wetsuit needs washing too. Dampness will make your wetsuit smell and salt can destroy your wetsuit if you do not flush it out. So: Fill a bucket with cold water, put in the wetsuit cleaner of your choice and rub it baby! After cleansing, rinse it again with fresh water.
And there you go, these 4 rules are key for keeping your wetsuit in perfect condition. If you follow these guidelines, we promise you a wetsuit that will be your watersports buddy season after season.
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