How to Put on a Wetsuit
Sometimes, putting on a wetsuit might not a
pleasant experience. Following some basic rules and steps to help you
understand the correct way to put on a wetsuit.
Step 1: Legs to Hips
Pull wetsuit legs over your feet and ankles. Then work up the legs in
sections and pull over the hips. Sometimes people believe their suit does
not fit. This often results in people getting their suits on but not pulled
up in vital areas. The trick is once you have your wetsuit over the ankles,
pull the legs up to the thighs, then remove any folds by pulling on the
shins to move the ankle into position.
Step 2: Adjust Legs
Starting below each knee, take time to pull up each leg, working it upwards
in sections (front & back) until the suit is as high as possible into the
crotch. If your crotch area is sagging, the suit will feel too tight at the
shoulders and chest and you are going to be uncomfortable.
Step 3: Body & Sleeves
Pull up the body then take time to pull up each sleeve, section by section
until they buch on top of the shoulders. At this point, most people will
probably complaint that their suit are too small which they aren't. Make
sure to pull your sleeves up the same as you do to your legs.
Step 4: Collar & Zipper
The internal flap must be flat to your back. Close the collar then pull up
the zipper with your shoulders back. Ensure the collar flap is flat and the
velcro tab cannot rub your back.
Step 5: Adjust Body
Wetsuits are made with extra material under the arms to allow for free
movement when doing your sport. This extra material can sometimes feel a
little uncomfortable when you lower the arm and notice the fold of the
neoprene. Pull up the suit as much as possible by pulling sections /folds of
rubber, start from the top of the legs, then up the stomach and chest.
Step 6: Time to get wet!