Below are some simple tips for looking after your suit and giving it a longer life-span. Wetsuit care should be carried out after each use to ensure the maximum lifespan of your suit. If possible, avoid or limit using your wetsuit in a chlorinated pool. Chlorine, sun, and salt are the biggest killers of neoprene!
Rinse your suit out with fresh water especially after use in sea water. Salt left to dry on the suit may crystalize causing 'wetsuit rash' and can, over time reduce the stretch factor of the neoprene.
Allow to dry by hanging it in a ventilated area away from direct sunlight. Do not use clothes pegs or narrow hangers as these cause damage. Once dry, turn suit in the right way. Watch our "How to: Dry your wetsuit fastest way" video here
Hang your suit on a wide coat hanger when not in use. This is the best way to store your wetsuit to avoid creasing the neoprene.
Do not use a narrow wire hanger.
Do not leave in direct sunlight or wet, in a bag or car boot, for any extended length of time.
Do not fold the suit for extended periods as the neoprene cells can crease.
Remove oil and grease stains with a little detergent or Wetsuit Cleaner, then rinse thoroughly in fresh water. To remove wax stains, lay down a tea towel or cloth over the effected area and iron on a lower/nylon setting. The wax sticks to the cloth and should come away. Repeat if needed. [watch the video here]
For more details on how to care for your wetsuit please refer to our Care and Warranty ebook [download here] or click the image to download.
To pack your wetsuit in a bag or to send away, always fold correctly.
- Lie the suit flat on the front side.
- Fold legs back at the knees.
- Fold arms in, over the back.
- Fold the whole top half of the body back over the bottom half. 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.