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Posts by Ryan Hotchkiss

purpose of a wetsuit
  November 21st, 2017

Your Top Wetsuit Questions Answered: Part VI

What Is the Purpose of a Wetsuit? Wetsuits are used for water sports and recreation which includes: surfing and wind surfing; river and sea...
wetsuit information
  October 31st, 2017

Your Top Wetsuit Questions Answered: Part V

It's time for our next FAQ installment of top wetsuit questions. By the time you finish this article, you'll be loaded with wetsuit information!...
how to recycle wetsuits
  September 14th, 2017

How to Recycle Your Wetsuit

How to Recycle Your Wetsuit Neoprene is soft and flexible, but also durable, rugged and tough. If you take care of a wetsuit, it can last you a decade or more. Clean it regularly with a...
dry bag
  August 30th, 2017

What is a Dry Bag?

If you love water sports, then you will agree that the dry bag may be mankind's single greatest invention.   The biggest problem we water sport enthusiasts have is keeping our stuff...
who invented the wetsuit
  August 16th, 2017

Who Invented the Wetsuit?

Let's Get Down to It: Who Invented the Wetsuit? So famous was Jack O'Neill and his brand of O'Neill wetsuits -- and so early on was his start in the industry -- that sometimes it is assumed...
what's the difference between a wetsuit and drysuit
  July 14th, 2017

What’s the Difference Between a Wetsuit and Drysuit?

We get asked what's the difference between a wetsuit and drysuit a lot so we put this helpful post together to help break it down. Wetsuits are...
cold weather kayaking
  July 14th, 2017

Cold Weather Kayaking: What to Wear

Brrrrr! What to Wear for Cold Weather Kayaking Crashing against rocks, failing to wet exit, even bears and sharks might be the first hazards others might think of when considering the dangers...
cold water kayaking
  June 22nd, 2017

Cold Water Kayaking & Rafting: What You Need

Cold Water Kayaking and Rafting in Mountain Snowmelt Rivers The rivers in the Mountain States - CO, UT, WY, MT, WA, etc. - are never just...