What is the best way to store a wetsuit?
Firstly, hang your wetsuit inside out over a rail or on a wide shoulder hanger. This eliminates the possibility for the neoprene stretching out under its own weight when using a wire hanger. Secondly, when the inside is completely dry, turn the wetsuit the right way around and let the outside dry the same way.
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.
Is it OK to fold a wetsuit?
Do not fold the suit for extended periods as the neoprene cells can crease. To pack your wetsuit in a bag or to send away, always fold correctly. … This size and shape makes it easy to slide into a bag or lay into a suitcase or cargo bag. As soon as possible, hang the suit back up on a hanger.
How long do wetsuits last in storage?
How long a wetsuit lasts depends largely on how well you take care of it, and the quality of the wetsuit in the first place. 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.
How often should you wash your wetsuit?
Rinsing your suit after every use will help keep it fresh, but when it becomes stiff and smelly, it’s time to reach for the cleaner. The steps for cleaning your wetsuit are simple: Get a wetsuit cleaner and a tub of cool water; then stir in the cleaner. Open all the wetsuit zippers, turn it inside out and submerge it.
Can 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.
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 carry a wet wetsuit?
Just place them behind your car, you can sit on your cars boot lip and drop your wetsuit right on to it as you remove them. It also keeps your feet from getting extra mud on as you are changing. Once you have got dressed you can wrap these mats up and it keeps your wet stuff inside ready to pack away in your car.
Are wetsuit creases bad?
By folding your wetsuit you create pressure points along the creases which, in turn, permanently deform the suit in a way that makes those crease points permanently thin and ineffective at insulating. Don’t fold your suit!