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Easy Steps to Extend Your Wetsuit's Life

Caring for your wetsuit properly can help extend its lifespan and keep it performing well. Here are some tips to care for your wetsuit:

Utah's Jake Lords putting his wetsuit to the test

  1. Rinse your wetsuit thoroughly after every use with fresh water to remove salt, sand, and other debris. Avoid using hot water, as it can damage the neoprene material.

  2. Hang your wetsuit to dry in a shaded area out of direct sunlight. Avoid drying it on a hanger or in a dryer, as this can cause stretching and damage to the material. Avoid exposing your wetsuit to excessive heat or UV rays, as these can cause the neoprene to break down and deteriorate.

  3. Store your wetsuit in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Avoid storing it folded, as this can cause creases and damage to the material. Instead, hang it on a wide hanger or lay it flat.

  4. Avoid using harsh chemicals, such as bleach or detergents, to clean your wetsuit. Instead, use a mild soap or wetsuit-specific cleaner.

  5. Regularly inspect your wetsuit for any signs of wear or damage, such as holes or tears. Repair any damage promptly to prevent further deterioration.


By following these tips, you can help keep your wetsuit in good condition and extend its lifespan.


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