How long will a wetsuit last in storage?

How long does unused 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.

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.

Do wetsuits degrade over time?

A wetsuit will not shrink that quickly; it takes several years for the material to deteriorate. Most wetsuits do lose their elasticity, creating a shrinkage effect that is caused by the cells of the neoprene deflating in a sense.

Does neoprene degrade over time?

When compared with natural rubber, neoprene resists gas permeation more and can function in temperatures up to 275 degrees Fahrenheit (F). Even at such high temperatures, neoprene will not physically degrade, making it better suited to long-term use in high-temperature applications than natural rubber.

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.

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Can I store my wetsuit in the garage?

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 wet wetsuit in car?

If you leave it in your car during the day after surfing- it’s not going to be a problem. 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.

How can I protect my wetsuit?

STORING OUR WETSUIT

Proper storage of the wetsuit will prevent the appearance of wrinkles in the neoprene, and keep the seams free of tension through the time. The best way to store a wetsuit is to hang it at the waist, to avoid tension in the most sensitive areas (shoulders and arms).