The wetsuit is a very important piece of equipment, which can make it difficult to find time to wash. You’ll need to have a regular routine for cleaning and drying your wetsuit so that you don’t risk damaging it or wearing out the neoprene material too quickly. So, can you put a wetsuit in the dryer? let’s find out!
A wetsuit is a very expensive and very important piece of equipment
You’ve spent hard earned money on your wetsuit, and you want to keep it in good condition. But what happens if you dry your wetsuit? You’re doing exactly the right thing by thinking about this before putting a wet suit in the dryer because it’s a very expensive and important piece of equipment.
The short answer is that you shouldn’t put your wetsuit in the dryer, but let me explain why. A wetsuit is tight fitting and allows just enough water to get inside so that heat can be generated between your skin and the suit, keeping you warm. If too much water gets inside then it will take longer for them to heat up again when they are removed from being wet. This results in coldness during use which could lead to hypothermia (a dangerous lowering of body temperature).
Wetsuits are made from neoprene
Wetsuits are made from neoprene, which is a synthetic rubber that’s highly resistant to water. It’s also very flexible and therefore comfortable to wear while water activities are being performed. Neoprene can be used in many different ways because it has such an adaptable structure. If you’ve ever seen someone surfing or scuba diving, you might have noticed that the person was wearing something similar to your own wetsuit. Compared with other suits or clothing items that aren’t made from neoprene material, these things tend to be more durable and waterproof!
So yes—you can definitely put your wetsuit in the dryer! This practice will only help improve its durability over time since it will eliminate all wrinkles on both sides of the garment at once.
Wetsuits are tight fitting
Wetsuits are tight-fitting and allow just enough water to get inside the suit. Wetsuits are made from neoprene, which is impervious to water, so you can’t wear it in the dryer. The best way to dry your wetsuit is by laying it out on a flat surface and letting it air dry for an hour or two before putting it back on. If you want to speed up the process, you can use a hand-held hair dryer set at low heat for about 10 minutes if needed.
Wetsuits heat up the water between your skin and the suit, keeping you warm.
Wetsuits are designed to keep you warm in cold water, but this often comes at the cost of being very uncomfortable in warmer water. The wetsuit works based on the assumption that there will be a small amount of water between your skin and the suit. When you get into a wetsuit, it can feel tight and constricting. That’s because it’s designed to fit tight against your body so that there isn’t much space for air between it and your skin (which would trap heat from escaping).
However, once you’re diving or surfing outside in colder temperatures, the wetsuit heats up the water between your skin and suit through convection currents—by forcing warm blood closer to the surface of your body—and by trapping some heat inside its fabric layers. This makes sure that any warmth generated by shivering muscles won’t escape via conduction through cold outer surfaces of metal or plastic materials which are used on many other types of clothing items such as swimsuits.”
The wetsuit works based on the assumption that there will be a small amount of water between your skin and the suit.
A wetsuit is designed to be water-resistant. It means that water can’t get in, and it’s made of materials that won’t absorb or retain any amount of water. A non-waterproof wetsuit will absorb a small amount of water between your skin and the suit, which is why you’re asked to rinse it off when you take it off at the end of a dive.
This works based on an assumption: that there will be a small amount of water between your skin and the suit when you’re wearing it—and this makes sense because if there wasn’t any moisture, how could you breathe? But this also means that if you put your drysuit into a dryer with no extra room for air circulation (like most home dryers have), there won’t be enough room for all that extra moisture from inside!
The small amount of water in your wetsuit is okay
Wetsuits are made with neoprene, which is a synthetic rubber material that is impervious to water. However, the inside of a wetsuit is different than the outside because it’s not waterproof and lets in small amounts of water. This allows for some heat retention between your skin and the suit, but not enough to cause damage or dry rot.
There’s no need to try and remove all of the water from it
You can’t remove all of the water from your wetsuit, and there’s no need to try. In fact, water is essential to its function. Wetsuits are designed to allow a small amount of water between your skin and the suit. This keeps you warm because it prevents heat from escaping through evaporation.
It’s only necessary to remove any excess water from your wetsuit so as not to cause any chafing or irritation when you’re in it for long periods at a time.
In order for your wetsuit to be effective, it needs to be as tight-fitting as possible. This is because the suit is designed with a specific purpose: to keep you warm in cold water and protect against friction. If it’s too loose, the waterproofing will wear off faster (if at all), and chafing can occur. It may also sag around your body over time, which could lead to fewer performance benefits or even injury if the suit moves too much when you’re in the water.
Getting rid of excess moisture in your wetsuit
If you’re trying to get rid of excess moisture in your wetsuit, there are a couple of tried-and-true ways to do so.
First and foremost, if you have access to a sunny spot where it can hang out for a few hours or more, put your suit on hangers and let the sun do its thing! If that’s not an option for you, try laying it flat on your lawn or driveway and letting the sun work its magic there as well. Another option is using talcum powder after swimming or rinsing your suit off with fresh water after swimming in saltwater locations (the saltwater attracts bacteria).
Methods for drying a wetsuit
If you’re looking for a way to dry your wetsuit quickly, the first, and most obvious, method is to hang it out to dry in an area that gets a lot of sunlight. This can be done by simply hanging your suit on a clothesline outside or laying it flat on the roof of your house. The key here is making sure that the sun isn’t too hot or too cold for your wetsuit (depending on what type of material was used in its construction). You also want to make sure there are plenty of breezes blowing through your neighborhood so that air circulation is good!
If none of these options work for you then perhaps another method might work better:
Another option is to lay it flat on your lawn or driveway and let the sun do its thing there as well. If you’re worried about the fabric getting stained, be sure to lay it out in an area that has plenty of airflow so that the water can evaporate quickly.
The last thing you want is for mold (and possibly mildew) to grow on your suit because it sat wet too long after washing.
The good method for removing moisture from your suit is by using talcum powder after swimming or rinsing it off with fresh water after swimming in saltwater locations. Talcum powder absorbs the sweat that’s trapped in the neoprene, which will help keep your skin dry and prevent chafing. It also keeps bacteria at bay, so you won’t have to worry about that “swimsuit smells”! If you have access to a dryer, this can be another way to remove excess moisture from your suit as well.
If you have any questions about how to dry your wetsuit, please feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to help you with any concerns or problems that you may have!