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How to Put on a Wetsuit

   January 28th, 2016   Posted In: How-To  

How to Put on a Wetsuit

You might be wondering how to put on a wetsuit, right? It’s pretty straight forward but a little guidance never hurt!

A wetsuit should fit like a second skin. If the wetsuit goes on really easily and isn’t tight, it might be too big. Be sure to call (866-906-7848) or email us (service@wetsuitwearhouse.com) to discuss the sizing.

A few things to keep in mind:

– Make sure your suit is completely unzipped.

– Be careful when pulling on smooth rubber sections like the chest and back panels, or triathlon suits since these areas are prone to tears.

– Use a plastic bag to cover hands and feet if there is difficulty getting the suit over these areas.

– Generally, you should be able to zip your suit yourself. It helps to bring the Velcro neck together (as seen in image 4) and attach it before zipping the suit. This helps bring the zipper teeth closer together, reducing stress on the zipper and making it easier to zip up.

– When using a wetsuit with wetsuit gloves and boots, enter the suit first, then boots, and end with gloves. For best performance, pull the wetsuit over the boots and gloves.

Wetsuit lubricants are available, if needed.

The demonstration below shows you step by step how to put on a wetsuit!

How to put on a wetsuit

Photo credit: blueseventy

Lauren (LoLo) has been turning words into blog posts for Wetsuit Wearhouse since 2014. She learned to surf for the first time ever in Costa Rica but she gravitates more towards SUP. When she's not scouring the web for travel deals, you can find her either hiking, running, gardening, tending to her animals, or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.

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