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How to Take Off a Wetsuit

   March 22nd, 2018   Posted In: How-To  

How to Take Off a Wetsuit

So you’ve gotten into a wetsuit and now you need to know how to take off a wetsuit – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Chances are, your wetsuit is, well, wet when you want to take it off. This can make things a little tricky since the wetsuit will kind of be suctioned to your skin. But have no fear, just follow the steps listed below and you should be able to get out of your suit just fine.

The first order of business is to start at the top. The zipper is the starting point, so undo the zipper (whether it be a back zipper, chest zipper or even zip-free) first. After that, pull one arm out of the wetsuit sleeve followed by the other arm. Now you’re on a roll – pretty easy isn’t it?

Pull the wetsuit towards your waist, almost like you’re peeling off a piece of clothing. Word of advice though to those who take their wetsuit off in public, as you start pulling the wetsuit down your body and past your hips, hold on tight to those skivvies (if you’re wearing ‘um) or else they’ll be coming off along with your wetsuit!

Continue to pull the wetsuit down towards your ankles and then take one foot out of the suit followed by the other foot (try not to fall over in the process). And brownie points if you can peel the wetsuit off right side out, but we won’t judge or punish you if the suit ends up being inside out.

There you have it. Now you can take that wetsuit off like a champ! Pretty liberating isn’t it? Just make sure to prevent any tears or snags in the neoprene and/or the smooth skin panels by taking your time and just being gentle with the suit.

We even put together this handy video to help you see how to take off a wetsuit in action!

Lauren (LoLo) has been turning words into blog posts for Wetsuit Wearhouse since 2014. She learned to surf for the first time ever in Costa Rica but she gravitates more towards SUP. When she's not scouring the web for travel deals, you can find her either hiking, running, gardening, tending to her animals, or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.

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