Now, let’s learn how to take a chest zip wetsuit off:
- Pull the neck entry out, up, and over your head;
- Gently peel over each shoulder from your ear;
- Take small steps and ease each shoulder down to get an elbow free;
- Roll the wetsuit down your torso and lower body towards your ankles;
How do you take off a chest ZIP wetsuit?
- Now, let’s learn how to take a chest zip wetsuit off: 1. Pull the neck entry out, up, and over your head; 2. Gently peel over each shoulder from your ear; 3. Take small steps and ease each shoulder down to get an elbow free; 4. Roll the wetsuit down your torso and lower body towards your ankles;
How do you remove a wetsuit hood?
Taking Off a Wetsuit Peel the arms of your wetsuit off to your elbows one at a time. Then pull each arm down to the wrist and fully out of the sleeve making sure to leave it inside out. Continue to peel and roll the suit down your torso. Now pull your wetsuit down to your hips and legs in one fluid motion.
How do you loosen a wetsuit?
Place a plastic grocery bag around your foot before sliding it into your wetsuit. Once your foot is through the wetsuit leg, remove the bag and repeat the process with the other foot, and then each hand. The plastic bag helps the neoprene to slide easily over your skin. This trick requires a willing dive buddy.
What is a chest zip wetsuit?
Chest zip wetsuits feature a soft, stretchy and wider opening zipper so entry is pretty easy but you may have to open that gasket wide and shimmy on into that chest zip wetsuit.
Can you wash a wetsuit with soap?
Keep it clean Sticking your wetsuit in a washing machine will contribute to a suit’s demise. But washing a wetsuit with a delicate dishwashing soap and cold water will not. Some surf brands offer neoprene safe soap, too — see here, here, and here. Wash every few weeks or so, and your suit will maintain a fresh scent.
Is hot water bad for wetsuits?
Don’t use hot water or saltwater. Wetsuits are made with neoprene, and both hot water and salt can cause the neoprene to lose its flexibility. So even if you think your wetsuit “seems” nice and clean after you get changed, rinse it anyway.
Should a wetsuit be hard to take off?
The suit should be snug in order to trap the water against your skin to heat the water. The snug fit helps to avoid the circulation of cool water to move between the suit, cooling you down. If the suit is too loose, your body will get too cold.
Why do wetsuits zip in the back?
The back zip makes the opening very wide, so you can quickly get in without any wriggling or making awkward positions. Since they are easy to get into, it is much less likely to hurt yourself while putting them on (Weird arm and leg positions can cause sprains and cramps).
Are zip free wetsuits good?
Zip free suits are found in higher -end performance suits with ultra-stretchy neoprene which tends to allow for a fairly easy entry even though the hole you get in through is smaller. Another nice benefit of zip free is you won’t ever have to deal with a zipper breaking.