How do you care for a wetsuit?

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.

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.

Should you wash your wetsuit?

6. Never Wash, Dry, or Iron like Other Clothes. A wetsuit isn’t like your , so don’t treat it as such. Washing your wetsuit in a normal washing machine, drying it in a dryer, and ironing it (not sure why you’d even need to do this), can seriously damage your suit.

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.

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How long does a wetsuit last?

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.

Can you spin dry a wetsuit?

Can you spin dry a wetsuit? No, you cannot because the spinning cycle is too intense for a wet wetsuit or any wetsuit, and it will come apart at the seams quite quickly.

How do you store a wetsuit over winter?

If you’re storing your summer wetsuit away for the winter (or vice versa), then once it is rinsed and thoroughly dry, don’t fold it up and stuff it in a drawer. If possible, hang it in half as advised on a wide hanger or railing inside.