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There's an art to getting in a triathlon wetsuit correctly - the main thing is to take your time!

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Unzip wetsuit and fold in half like a pair of trousers Place a plastic bag over your foot

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Push your leg through carefully, gather wetsuit leg up and smooth
wrinkles using finger tips (not fingernails)!
Place plastic bag on other foot and repeat the process

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Gather wetsuit leg up and smooth wrinkles using finger tips
(not fingernails)!
Ensure wetsuit is positioned high up in crotch and on both hips

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Place plastic bag or gloves over first hand
Slide hand through sleeve - sleeve cuff should sit above wrist bone
Carefully gather sleeve and position on shoulder and snugly into
armpit. Test fit and flexilibility - repeat process for other arm.

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Repeat the process on your other arm Pull the wetsuit upwards to a comfortable position
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Make sure the wetsuit feels comfortable everythere Ensure inner back flap behind zip is sitting flat with no ripples

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You or friend hold the base of the zip and pull the zip lanyard up and
close zip flap.
Stretch and adjust panels and neck seal accordingly. Final check for
fit and range of motion

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Unzipping the wetsuit: pull the wetsuit off inside out. Pull gentle on the sleeves

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Roll the wetsuit off of your body and kick it off  

 

Store your wetsuit; hang on a padded wetsuit hanger or properly fold your suit to store in a dry dark place.

If the neck or the suits feels too tight, here are a few suggestions to help you feel comfortable:

How to put on a wetsuit

  • Most of the time your wetsuit is brand new and the neoprene requires stretching out through use.
  • While blowing often, users forget to properly adjust their wetsuit properly adjusting your wetsuit will alleviate the neck feeling overly tight.
  • Swim in your wetsuit! Make sure your suit is up high enough in the crotch area.

If you think your wetsuit is the wrong size, here are a few indicators that it could be too big or too small:

Swim in your wetsuit; it will expand half of a size in the water! Take advantage of your opportunity to test your wetsuit in the water before making a final purchase decision.

Your wetsuit might be too big if:

  • The wetsuit has extra bunches of material in the stomach, legs, back, and under arms.
  • The wetsuit doesn’t feel snug on dry land; it doesn’t fit flush against your body everywhere.
  • There's a gap between your lower back and the base of the zipper, forming an air pocket in which water can get trapped

Your wetsuit might be too small if:

  • The wetsuit has extra bunches of material in the stomach, legs, back, and under arms.
  • A second person is unable to zip your wetsuit up for you.
  • You struggle to get your wetsuit all of the way up in your crotch or neck.
  • You are unable to take a deep breath without struggling.
  • The wetsuit is pulling down on your shoulders since it feels too short in the torso.

If the arms and/or legs are too short or long:

  • If the arms and/or legs are too short, this will not affect the performance of your wetsuit or your swim.
  • If the arms and/or legs are too long, you can cut them to the desired length (please note that once your wetsuit is altered, it can’t be returned); to cut the arms and/or legs on your wetsuit, please follow the instructions below:
  • Flip your wetsuit inside out so the liner is exposed. There is a piece of seam tape on each wrist and ankle; DO NOT cut beyond the seam tape (if you must cut beyond the seam tape, you need additional seam tape to prevent the seam from unraveling)
  • Using a sharp knife or scissors, cut the arms and/or legs to the desired length. We recommend cutting parallel to original cut on the wetsuit (note: the ankles are cut diagonally to maintain a bigger opening to aid you in getting your wetsuit on and off.