What is the best way to store a wetsuit?
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 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.
Where should scuba gear be stored?
It’s best to store all your equipment in a dry dark well-ventilated place with a steady temperature. Avoid garages and attics though, as these areas are often exposed to dust, mildew, high/low temperatures and chemical or gasoline fumes, which could all be harmful to your gear.
How long do wetsuits last in storage?
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 vacuum seal a wetsuit?
Vacuum packing clothes works because cloth is porous and you suck the air out of them. Most wetsuits are closed-cell neoprene. As the vacuum pump reduces the pressure it will cause the cells to expand – the opposite effect of what happens when you dive to greater pressure.