You asked: Can you shrink a wetsuit?

Can you put a wetsuit in the dryer?

You can dry wetsuits by hanging them up (using a padded hanger) in a well-ventilated place out of the sunlight. … Never put a wetsuit in a commercial tumble dryer. These are too hot and will damage the synthetic neoprene rubber.

Do wetsuits get tighter?

Try on your wetsuit before your first swim or surf session, just to make sure you are fairly comfortable. It will always feel tighter when you are out of the water. Remember that it will feel a little bit looser once it fills with water.

Do wetsuits shrink or stretch?

Wetsuits are made from a neoprene material. … Although all neoprene stretches a little, the higher the grade the neoprene, the more it will stretch. Inexpensive, standard neoprene will stretch a bit.

How can I alter my wetsuit?

The most effective is the blind stitch, which not only uses stitching, but also uses tape and glue as well. On some wetsuits, a sealant compound is also added, to give further strength to the seal between two pieces of neoprene.

What size wetsuit am I womens?

Billabong Womens Wetsuit Size Chart

SIZE HEIGHT (cm/in) WAIST (cm/in)
10 165-170 5’5″-5’7″ 66-71 26-28
12 168-173 5’6″-5’8″ 68-73 27-29
14 170-175 5’7″-5’9″ 73-78 29-31
16 175-180 5’9″-5’11” 76-81 30-32

Can you wash wetsuits in a washing machine?

People sometimes question, ‘can you wash a wetsuit in hot water or in a washing machine’, but this should be avoided as washing neoprene at hot temperatures can reduce flexibility. . . . Use harsh detergents, bleach or other strong chemicals as these can cause damage.

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