Wetsuit Care Instructions
Until you are sure you are satisfied with your new wetsuit, keep the box, & any other packaging, you will need them should you wish to return it to Jettribe
- Salt water and especially chlorine can "dry out" the neoprene material. When neoprene material "dries out" it loses it's flexibility. To ensure the wetsuit material retains it's flexibility for a extended period of time, it is important to thoroughly soak and rinse the wetsuit.
- Soak the wetsuit in a tub of warm fresh water (not over 120°F) for at least 15-20 minutes.
- After soaking, thoroughly hose off the wetsuit with fresh water
- Place the suit on a thick hanger with all the zippers open to ensure maximum air circulation and complete drying.
- Wetsuit material can develop a permanent crease if left folded for a extended period of time. It is best to store your wetsuit lying flat. If that is not possible, you can store your suit on a hanger. Use as thick a hanger as possible to better support the weight of the suit. The thicker the suit, the heavier, and therefore the thicker your hanger should be. There are several after-market hangers available designed specifically for this purpose.
- Store in a cool, dry and protected place out of direct sunlight.
- Do not store your wetsuit in garage if the garage is used to park a vehicle. The exhaust emissions from the vehicle can over time deteriorate the neoprene.
Wetsuit Zipper Care and Maintenance:
- Zippers are designed to be pulled closed or open in a straight line. Try to avoid pulling on the zipper pulls at an excessive angle to their intended path of travel. It is best to ask your dive buddy for zipper assistance in either opening or closing the back-zipper of a one piece back-zipped jumpsuit.
- Avoid any contact with oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents.
- Do not expose any part to aerosol spray, as some aerosol propellants attack or degrade rubber and plastic materials.
- Do not use any type of alcohol, solvent or petroleum based substances to clean or lubricate any part.
- Do not store your equipment near any oil, gasoline, chemicals, or solvents.
Tips and FAQ’s
- For chest zip suits you should be able to ease your head into the neck piece and gently zip up.
- Be careful getting in & out of the suit, take it slow & wriggle your feet gently into the leg section, a few cm at a time. Don't tug or stretch the material too hard. If you have trouble getting your feet through to the end of the leg holes, try putting a plastic bag or a sock on your foot before sliding into the leg hole.
- Hot Water Reduces Neoprene Flexibility (This Includes The Shower - Don't Boil It)
- Sun & UV Rays Age Neoprene - Drying In Shade Is Best (Don't Grill It)
- It Gets Real Hot In The Trunk/Boot Of Your Car - Heat = Bad (Don't Roast It)
- Dry Your Wetsuit Inside Out- Less UV Damage & Easier To Put On Next Time
- Rinse A Wettsuit In Cool, Fresh Water After Every Use – Yep
- Rinse And Dry Your Wetsuit Quickly - Less Stink & Longer Life
- Store It Carefully - Hang It Up On A Wide Hanger (NOT a Wire Hanger), Avoid Folding
- Surf Wax Can Stick To Neoprene - That's Life
- Can I Put A Wetsuit In The Washing Machine ? – No
- Can I Put A Wetsuit In The Clothes Dryer ?- No
- Can I Bleach, Dye Or Paint A Wetsuit ? - No You Really Shouldn't Do That
- Can I Iron A Wetsuit ? - No & You Can't Dry Clean It Either
Not covered by warranty
If you glue it, sew it, cut it or otherwise alter the Wetsuit, Warranty Is Void
Discounted wetsuits are final sales only. No returns will be accepted for any reason.