Frequent question: What is the best way to store a wetsuit?

How do you store a wetsuit long term?

The best thing for long term wetsuit storage is to hang your wetsuit correctly, rather than folding it up in a cupboard. To avoid the neoprene creasing over time, don’t store your wetsuit inside out.

Where should you store wetsuits?

Wetsuit storage tips

Keep it in a wardrobe, shed or garage – anywhere cool and dry – until you next need it. We don’t recommend folding or stuffing your wetsuit into cramped spaces as this can cause creases and damage to the suit. It’s also best to avoid leaving your wetsuit in direct sunlight as much as possible.

How do you store a wetsuit for 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.

How long will a wetsuit last in storage?

All companies offer a 1-year warranty on materials and some include lifetime on workmanship, but 999 times out of 1000 it’s the materials that deteriorate first. So, my answer is this: one year — that is the reasonable life-span of a surfing wetsuit.

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How do you store a wetsuit in your car?

Specially if it’s in a plastic tub. I would keep a lid on it tho– unless you like the stink. Adding a little water would be helpful until you can get home to properly rinse it out and hang dry. Although it’s not going to dry in a tub in your car.

Is it OK to fold a wetsuit?

Do not fold the suit for extended periods as the neoprene cells can crease. To pack your wetsuit in a bag or to send away, always fold correctly. … 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.

How do you store a scuba wetsuit?

Hang it from a wetsuit specific hanger in a shaded area. Your garage is probably the best place. DO NOT lay your wetsuit to dry out in the sun! The UV rays from the sun will compromise the effectiveness of the neoprene in your suit.