Do wetsuits stretch out over time?
Wetsuits fit Tight.
Keep in mind that neoprene stretches when it gets wet, and also stretches with use over time.
How can I stretch my neoprene wetsuit?
You can try putting the neoprene clothing or wet suit on and using your hands to stretch the fabric by pulling on it. But this may not get you a universal stretch or an even one. One thing you do not do is put the wet suit or neoprene fabric in the sun. The sun will dry them out and have the items shrink a little.
How do you soften a wetsuit?
Warm water is much more effective than cold for this. Personally I would not put any wetsuit in a top loader. A front loader would give it a good safe workout. You can find fans of Listerine, Softener, Simple Green, Woolite and even wetsuit shampoo.
How much does neoprene stretch?
Neoprene is a stretchy material. Wetsuits can stretch five to six times their original length, which is why neoprene is used for this purpose.