Though it is necessary to keep you wetsuit clean but to find a clean wetsuit in your wardrobe you cannot toss it into the washer and dryer with other clothes. In order to use your wetsuit for a long time, you must know what a wetsuit is and how to clean a wetsuit.
Wetsuits are popular among the surfers since 1950s when they have fascinated the lifestyle of the people in Hollywood. The wetsuits used today by divers, surfers as well as people interested n water sports are normally made from foamed neoprene. They are normally used to provide resistance from abrasion, resilience, and thermal insulation to the wearer. Today various types of wetsuits are available to be used in different temperatures due to the thickness of neoprene varying from 2mm to 8 mm. They can be designed differently like long, short, jackets, or vests and can be paired with neoprene gloves, hoods, or boots.
While buying your first wetsuit you should focus more on its size. It should neither be too tight nor too loose but it should fit snugly. The longevity of your wetsuit will be affected and it will face a wearing problem if it is too tight.
You should also know the ways to maintain your wetsuit. You should not scratch your wetsuit with your thumbnails or toenails as it can get punctured even if neoprene is a durable fabric. While putting on your wetsuit you should handle it carefully with your fingertips instead of nails.
While wearing pants with long legs you should first wear it over your feet and ankles then pull it gently on your legs up to hips. Similarly, you should insert your arms in the armholes or sleeves and pull it carefully to your neck and close the collar. While pulling up the zipper your shoulders should be straight. You should keep the collar flap flat so that Velcro on it should not rub the back.
You should follow the reverse process slowly and carefully while removing it.
You should put on the wetsuit away from trees, rocks, and sand in a dry and clean place to protect the fabric from damage. It will be easier to put it on and off if you wear a rash guard under the full wetsuit.
To clean and taking care for your wetsuit, you should follow the instructions provided here under:
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