How do you dry a wetsuit?
Take a plastic hanger, slide the top or bottom of the suit through, and hang it doubled-up, inside-out in the shower or the garage. Or somewhere in the shade if you absolutely must hang it outside. 3) Turn the suit inside out each day until it’s dry.
Can you tumble dry a wetsuit?
Equally, your wetsuit does not like to be too warm so avoid drying it in direct sunlight; UV rays will quickly deteriorate your wetsuit. Under no circumstances should you try and give it a quick dry in the tumble drier, on a radiator or in a hot press.
Can I put neoprene in the dryer?
Even in the absence of sunlight, heat is not good for neoprene. Under no circumstances should you ever put neoprene in the dryer. Even leaving it in a hot car can begin the process of deterioration. The best way to dry your wetsuit (after a freshwater rinse, of course!) is to hang it in open air, in the shade.
Should I hang my wetsuit to dry?
Whether you use a padded dress-hanger, or a specific wetsuit hanger, never leave your suit crumpled or balled up for any period of time. Storing wetsuits in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight ensures and prolongs the life and quality of your wetsuit!
Is it bad to dry your wetsuit in the sun?
Don’t leave your wetsuit in the sun to dry as this will accelerate the wear of the neoprene and lining. The ozone and UV rays in sunlight cause neoprene to lose stretch and become brittle over time. UV will also cause colors to fade. The longer you leave your wetsuit in the sun, the quicker it will deteriorate.
How long does wetsuit take to dry?
How long does a wetsuit take to dry? Depending on the material, temperature and thickness, a wetsuit will take between an hour and two to be dry enough to wear. In the cold months such as the winter, it may take a whole day or even longer.
Can I put my wetsuit in the washing machine?
Don’t wash your wetsuit in the washing machine! Or, dry it in the dryer! Or, use bleach, clothes washing detergent, stain remover, fabric softener, olive oil, jet fuel etc. And, don’t iron your wetsuit either!
Can you spin a wetsuit in the washing machine?
Kiran: You can put them in a washing machine as long as you only use it to spin them out. It’s no worse that taking a tumble in the water. Don’t put any detergent in. Also, turn the suit inside out when its drying, that way the bit closest to your body is going to be dryer first.
What do you do with a wet wetsuit?
Turn your wetsuit inside out and hang it, folded at the waist, over a heavy-duty hanger. Hanging your wet wetsuit from the shoulders will stretch it…so don’t hang it from the shoulders! Dry your wetsuit in a shady spot, out of direct sunlight, to keep it in the best condition.