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Published on February 6th, 2013 | by K


Wetsuit Care – 13 DO’s And DONT’s To Make Your Wetsuit Live Longer

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22 Responses to Wetsuit Care – 13 DO’s And DONT’s To Make Your Wetsuit Live Longer

  1. w says:

    I’ve got one more :)
    14. never lend your wetsuit to your friend if he is heavier than you, your own wettie will soon be to big for you >:(

  2. QQ个性签名 says:

    good article

  3. darrin says:

    I use this to hang and dry my suit – best I’ve ever found…. you can move and hang it anywhere


  4. swa says:

    Which is the best way to take all the water of the wetsuit??

  5. swa says:

    and how to take away the wrinkles from it??

  6. jantz says:

    I want to wash my suit. its a really nice 4/3 oneal. i rince it in fresh water everytime but it starting to smell. are you sure dish soap is ok for my 240$ wetsuit?

  7. Damir says:

    Everything in one place. Thank you very much.

  8. A says:

    There is a liquid detergent from Oneill special for wetsuits.

  9. Angela says:

    I have two small holes in my wet suit, will this slow me down during my swim?

  10. Felipe says:

    I found this wetsuit hanger that works! I take care of my wetsuits and usually don’t hang them. Now with this hanger =no problem.

  11. bill says:

    my overweight mate split my suit

  12. Adrianna says:

    Check out this product called Pau Pilau, It’s amazing! It is made to clean Neoprene especially, couple other things too, but its all natural which is super cool and the bacillus it is made of is what kills the bad small urine or what ever it may be making your suite smell its great! a lot of shops in cali sell it and they have a website too google it.

  13. Alan says:

    One of the biggest problems with trying to dry the whole family’s suits inside is the amount of water they retain which drips everywhere and they don’t all fit in the shower. Will it do any harm to put them in the washing machine spin cycle before hanging them up??? I can’t see why it would as there is no heat or detergent. Any ideas?

  14. Su says:

    I actually have put my Oneill Psycho in the washing machine on gentle without soap for about seven years now, and just last week bought a new wetsuit. Didn’t seem to hurt it at all, never had a bad smell and dry time was faster from spin cycle.

  15. Devon says:

    Great tips!! Try this wetsuit hanger it’s the best I’ve found. It was Recomended to me buy Patagonia and O’neil. You hang your wetsuit from the waist.

  16. Susana says:

    My question might be strange… but what I would really like was to find a way the suit becames smaller (like it happens with some of our clothes) or at least a way it doesn’t get larger. The thing is that I’ve lost way with so mmuch surf, and now the suit is big.
    I’m still nor sure if I’m happy or sad about this ahaha

  17. 3g says:

    Susana :)) sorry, there is no way to make a wetsuit smaller, now you have an excuse to get a new one. Be happy :).

  18. kellbellzer says:

    How do you clean/disinfect a wetsuit after it has been exposed to ring worm???

    • K says:

      Ring worm? Hm…I don’t know, that’s a fungal infection right? I wouldn’t suggest high heat because it will ruin the neoprene. Possible ordinary shampoos and detergents will get rid of it, if they work on regular clothes. I’ve also heard things like coconut or and vinegar can help. Bleach would of course also help, but it’s again not the best for neoprene.

  19. SurfRandy says:

    Thank you, great info, really helpful!

  20. Chanel says:

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