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Easy Wetsuit Guide: Master The Art Of Suiting Up Effortlessly


How to Put on a Wetsuit: Do You Find It Hard?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many people find it challenging to put on a wetsuit, especially if they haven’t done so in a while. But with the right technique and tips, you can get your wetsuit on easily and quickly. Here are some of our top tips for getting into your wetsuit:

For example, a back zip wetsuit is easier to put on for surfers with broad shoulders.

For optimal functionality, wetsuits should fit snugly. The idea is that wetsuits enclose a small amount of water between the neoprene material and your skin. Your body warmth heats up that water whilst the air bubbles in the neoprene work as insulation. If the wetsuit is too loose, the water keeps flowing out, making you susceptible to cold water. Hence, a tight-fitting wetsuit is vital to preserving warmth.

Most wetsuits have zippers and Velcro fastenings to help you get in and out of them.

Putting on a wetsuit can be challenging, especially if it is a chest zip wetsuit or a front zip wetsuit. Here are some tips to help you put on your wetsuit effortlessly and rapidly:

  1. Put some lube or moisturizer onto the inside of your wetsuit before putting it on, such as baby oil or soap-based body wash. This helps you slide into the suit easily. If you are dealing with a wet wetsuit, using plastic bags on your feet can help slide the wetsuit leg over your foot more easily.

  2. Put on some lycra stockings underneath your wetsuit to reduce friction when sliding in and out of the suit. Alternatively, you can use a plastic bag over your foot to help slide the wetsuit leg open and over your foot.

  3. Use a product like All Slippy, which is a powder that you mix with water, and it makes a jelly-like liquid that you can spread onto your body or put inside your suit to make it easier to slide on. This is particularly useful for chest zip wetsuits, which can be more challenging to put on.

  4. Pull your suit up as far as you can reach and then have someone else help pull it the rest of the way up. Make sure both the zipper and Velcro are fully open before attempting to put on the wetsuit.

  5. When taking off the wetsuit, start by unzipping or removing all straps first so that it gets easier to take off. When removing the wetsuit, gently pull it past your hips and torso to avoid damaging the material. Ensure the wetsuit is fully unzipped before taking it off to make the process easier. After taking off the wetsuit, let it hang dry to prevent damage from heat. Leaving the wetsuit inside out can help with proper cleaning and maintenance. To check the fit, walk around, raise your knees, rotate your shoulders, bend your arms, and do a few jumps or squats. Ensure there are no big pockets or loose areas that could circulate cold water. When putting on the wetsuit, pull it over one leg and then switch to the other leg to ensure proper alignment and fit.

Remember, a wetsuit that fits properly will ensure your comfort and warmth while in the water. Follow these tips and tricks to make putting on and taking off your wetsuit easier.

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