- Make sure your wetsuit is dry (a damp wetsuit is difficult to put on).
- With zipper facing you and completely open, carefully step into suit with one leg.
- Gently grasp the inside folds of the wetsuit.
- Pull the suit over your foot (above the ankle bone).Repeat with other leg.
- Squatting, grasp the suit around the waist from the inside.
- Stand slowly. Gently pull the wetsuit into place.
- Ensure the hips and crotch are properly seated. Readjust the legs if necessary.
- Place arm through sleeve, gently pull above wrist, repeat with the other arm.
- With the suit unzipped, position the arms until they are comfortable.
- Pull the zipper closed and raise your arms over your head.
Things to watch out for:
- The exterior of a wetsuit (the slick side) is fragile.
- Sharp objects such as fingernails and watches can puncture exterior of the suit.
- Remove watches and jewelry before putting your suit on.
- Be careful to only pull the suit up from the inside (the rough fabric side).
- Pulling from the outside of the suit can potentially cause damage.
- Use water based lubricants (Bodyglide™ or similar) to protect against chaffing.
- Never use any kind of cooking products or petroleum products as lubricants.
- If you have difficulty getting into your suit barefoot, wearing socks will often help.
- Ensure shoulders are seated correctly to maintain freedom of movement.
- If you feel restriction of movement, unzip the suit and reposition the sleeves.
After you’re done:
When you have finished your swim, rinse the suit in fresh water and hang inside out to dry. We only recommend using products made for neoprene for washing your suit and always do it by hand, never in a machine.