How do I keep my wetsuit from smelling?

How can I freshen my wetsuit?

Turn your wetsuit inside out and hang it, folded at the waist, over a heavy-duty hanger. Hanging your wet wetsuit from the shoulders will stretch it…so don’t hang it from the shoulders! Dry your wetsuit in a shady spot, out of direct sunlight, to keep it in the best condition.

Can I use detergent on my wetsuit?

There are specifically designed detergent products available to wash wetsuits, but you can use a heavily diluted mild washing detergent. (This can be laundry detergent without softeners or even mild washing up liquid.) Mix the detergent thoroughly in the water and submerge the item.

Can you wash a wetsuit in the washing machine?

Can I use a washing machine to clean my wetsuit? … Washing machines damage neoprene so, if you must, do need to make sure you only use a slow spin cycle and a cool wash. Don’t put anything else in with the wetsuit that could damage it whilst the machine is spinning.

How do you clean a wetsuit after use?

Materials: Water, pH neutral soap.

  1. Clear the wetsuit using fresh water to remove any excess salt water or chlorine.
  2. Apply a small amount of pH neutral soap to the wetsuit and gently rub the wetsuit panels.
  3. Rinse the neoprene to remove any remaining soap.
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Should you wash a wetsuit?

Most of the time, rinsing your wetsuit with fresh water and thoroughly drying it will keep your wetsuit fresh and odor free. But if your wetsuit gets smelly, wash your wetsuit in a tub of fresh, warm water (not hot). Use one of the special wetsuit soaps or a small amount of baby shampoo.

How often should I wash my wetsuit?

There is, however, a very simple way to avoid all that: wash your wetsuit. You don’t even have to do this every time you surf—once a week will do just fine. But you should at least rinse it after each session, you smelly yeast beast.

Should I dry my wetsuit inside out?

Dry Your Wetsuit

Once you’ve rinsed both sides, you have to dry your wetsuit before putting it back away. If you don’t give it time to dry, you’ll trap moisture inside. This can lead to odors or even mold growth. Just like rinsing, you should dry both the inside and the outside of your wetsuit.