Tips for getting into your wetsuit
Wetsuit wearers often have a love hate relationship with their wetsuit. They love the fact it keeps them warm but can get really frustrated getting them on, especially when they are wet.
Here’s a few tips to help you slide into your #wetsuit in no time:
1. Use a Surf Sock instead of a plastic bag Many people use a plastic bag to make it easier to put their wettie on. But let’s face it, plastic bags tear and they never really break down. In fact, it takes 500 (or more) years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill. Unfortunately, they don’t break down completely and become microplastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment.
This is where #surfsock come in. Surf Socks are made from super strong spinnaker sail cloth that helps the neoprene to slide over your skin. Just like a plastic bag, simply put the Surf Sock over your foot or hand and slide your #wetsuit on. Use the tab to remove the Surf Sock and repeat on your other foot or hand. It’s that easy. Surf Socks are made in Australia from sail offcuts heading for landfill. They are 100% #upcycled and resuable time and time again. 2. Put your wetsuit on in the water We usually wear a wetsuit to keep warm - so this option could be a little chilly. If you are putting on your wetsuit in the water pull it away from your body whenever it sticks and use the water to break the seal between your suit and your body.
3. Turn your wetsuit inside out Turn your wetsuit inside out and place your foot through the ankle. Slowly roll it up your leg, repeat on the other leg, your torso and your arms. We don’t recommend this option a cold day or when you can’t wait to get into the ocean as it takes time and patience.
4. Use a water-based lubricant Some people choose to use a water-based lubricants to help slide their wetsuit on. Before you do, check how ocean friendly the water-based lubricant is as it will inevitably wash off your skin and into the ocean. Never use an oil-based lubricant as they will degrade the neoprene wetsuit material and stay clear of soap, shampoo, conditioner and detergents too.