How To Put On a Wetsuit

Wetsuits are an essential piece of gear for anyone engaging in water sports or activities. Whether you're a surfer, diver, or swimmer, a wetsuit can provide you with the necessary protection and insulation to enjoy your time in the water. In this blog post, we will provide you with an overview of wetsuits and guide you through the step-by-step process of putting them on.

What is a Wetsuit?

A wetsuit is a garment made from neoprene, a synthetic rubber material. It is designed to provide thermal insulation by trapping a thin layer of water between the suit and the skin. This layer of water is warmed by body heat, keeping the wearer comfortable in cold water conditions.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Put on a Wetsuit

Follow these steps to properly put on a wetsuit:

Step 1: Preparation

Typically the logo of the wetsuit is facing the front so line your suit up accordingly. A chest zip suit will have a zipper will be on your chest side and a back zip suit will have the zipper, you guessed it, on your back. Putting on wetsuits backwards is a fairly common mistake so make sure you have it lined up properly at first to avoid some frustration and some funny looks.

Step 2: Start with the Legs

Begin by inserting one foot at a time into the wetsuit's legs. Make sure the suit is pulled up to your ankles.

Step 3: Pull Up the Torso

Next, gradually pull the wetsuit up your legs and over your thighs. Take your time to ensure a proper fit. Once the suit is up to your waist, start pulling it up over your torso.

Step 4: Secure the Shoulders

Once the wetsuit is up to your chest, reach behind your back and pull the zipper all the way up. This will secure the suit around your shoulders and upper body.

Step 5: Adjustments

Make any necessary adjustments to ensure a snug fit. Pull up the legs if needed and adjust the arms to ensure freedom of movement.

Step 6: Final Checks

Check for any areas where the wetsuit may be bunched up or folded over. Smooth out these areas to ensure a comfortable fit and maximum flexibility.

Step 7: Enjoy the Water!

Now that you have successfully put on your wetsuit, you are ready to enjoy your time in the water. Remember to rinse your wetsuit with fresh water after each use and hang it to dry in a shaded area to prolong its lifespan.

By following these step-by-step instructions, you can confidently put on your wetsuit and enjoy your favorite water activities with comfort and protection. Stay safe and have fun!

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