Caring for your Wetsuit

GENERAL CARE

Rinse your wetsuit in clean fresh water after each use (warm or cold is fine!). Turn it inside out and allow it to completely dry away from direct sunlight before turning it back right side out.
To store your wetsuit it is best to hang on a wide suit-style jacket hanger to avoid creasing. You can hang the wetsuit in half on a wide pants hanger or from the shoulders like a shirt. However, if your wetsuit is going to be hanging for an extended amount of time we recommend folding the legs up onto the shoulders to remove the stress of the weight of the suit. 
Do not leave your wetsuit in direct sunlight or in the trunk of your car where heat can be intense for long periods of time. Avoid or limit use in chlorinated water.

TRAVELING/PACKING

When packing your wetsuit for travel you want to carefully fold it similar to how it came in the box! Avoid folding your wetsuit in half lengthwise, which can create a long, ugly crease down the center of the suit. It's also totally fine to fold in the arms and roll up the suit for traveling. The key is to limit creasing on the neoprene. Try to avoid leaving your wetsuit folded for extended periods of time.

When packing, place your wetsuit in the center of your suitcase, away from hard objects to avoid creasing/damaging your wetsuit. 

USE OF LUBRICANT

If required in any area (such as wrists or ankles) a lubricant will aid getting the suit off quickly. A lubricant will also benefit any area that can chafe, such as the back of the neck. Do not use petroleum based products like vaseline or Aquafor. Products such as: baby oil, body glide, vegetable oil, silicone gel are OK to use on your wetsuit. 

REPAIRING SMALL TEARS AND NICKS

Fingernail cuts can occur on the smooth surfaces of a wetsuit. This is usually the result of pulling too hard when putting the suit on or by catching or pinching the surface of the wetsuit with your nails. While we make every effort to ensure that our products use the most durable materials available you should be aware that as a performance product wetsuits are not bullet-proof and occasionally small tears do occur. Should a tear or fingernail cut occur, then repairing it yourself is a very simple 5 minute job.

You will need rubber cement glue. We recommend the Aquaseal Neo Neoprene Cement. You can easily purchase it from us, here. The Aquaseal cement comes in an easy to use tube that you can apply directly to the damaged area. 

You may also want a small brush (such as an artists painting brush) or a spatula (which can simply be a thin piece of plastic or card).

For step by step instructions on repairing wetsuit damage, check out this article