Circle One Wetsuit Care Guide
Following good wetsuit care is so important in extending the life of your wetsuit and making sure it protects you from the cold when you need it to! Here are some top tips on wetsuit care to keep your new Circle One wetsuit as good as new!
- DON’T stand on your wetsuit to remove it, yes its hard work but be gentle, this equipment is to help you.
- Work in reverse when removing the suit. Do not pull too hard. Remove the gear slowly and carefully.
- Try to put on your wetsuit in a clean, dry place away from sand, trees, and rocks that can snag the fabric. For full wetsuits, wearing a rash guard under the suit will make putting it on and off easier.
- Grab yourself a bucket or wetsuit bag to keep it from ruining your car.
- Use said bucket as a rinse aid when you are home.
- Do the “Circle One squeeze” use both hands to squeeze your suit in fresh water until the water is dirty. Then rinse the wetsuit before hanging.
- Do not use hot water, use cool or tepid water. In hot water, neoprene loses some of the flexibility, so if you are changing in a shower, use cool water to rinse the suit and then soak yourself in warmth.
- Use a special wetsuit cleaner that will help remove salt, chlorine and organic residues. Never use bleach or any harsh cleaner.
- Hang your wetsuit on a ‘suit’ hanger or similar with wide shoulders, this will prevent stretch and any deformations of the wetsuit shoulders.
- Store on a hanger out of direct sunlight.
- Hang to dry inside out. The outer surface will be protected and the inside will dry first to make putting the suit back on much easier.
- MOST IMPORTANT, ENJOY IT AND KEEP SURFING!