Your question: What do you do with a wetsuit?

What do you do with old wetsuits?

One of the best uses for old wetsuits is to recycle it and let a company turn it into something else. This is probably the best option if your suit is ripped, torn, or has big holes in it. There are countless companies out there that make great, earth-friendly products out of old wetsuit materials.

What do you do with a wetsuit after surfing?

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.

When should I retire my wetsuit?

Neoprene compresses during every dive and, over time, loses its ability to insulate. So even if your wetsuit doesn’t show signs of wear, if it’s not keeping you warm during the dive you need to retire the suit.

Do wet suits get old?

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.

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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.

Can I machine 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.

What should I wear if I don’t have a wetsuit?

Without a full wetsuit, you’re going to need to layer up to protect yourself from the cold. And it’s worth repeating again – no cotton. Instead, aim for a base layer made with polypropylene (or anything similar such as Under Armour cold gear).

Do wetsuits make you look fat?

The wetsuit or drysuit doesn’t make you look fat… It makes you look like a diver.