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Getting into and out of your wetsuit.

Getting in the Wetsuit:

CAUTION: Sharp objects can penetrate the rubber of your performance wetsuit. Long fingernails and other sharp objects could make small cuts in the surface of your wetsuit if caution is not exercised. These small cuts are not covered under the Manufacturer Warranty and are the responsibility of the owner. When trying on a wetsuit, it is best to clip fingernails and/or to be especially aware of your nails.


 

1. Step in to the wetsuit with the zipper facing behind you.
2. Pull the legs of the wetsuit about 1-2 inches above your ankle
3. Raise the wetsuit up around your waste. Work the wetsuit rubber towards your  crotch area until all air pockets have disappeared.
4. Lift the wetsuit up around your arms or shoulders (depending on model.)
5. If you purchased a full suit(long sleeve), pull the sleeves 1-2 inches past your watch or wrist area, by pulling on the rubber between the elbow and shoulder.
6. Take your time fitting the arms to maximize range of motion and comfort. Point your arms to the sky and start working the wetsuit material towards your shoulder.
7. Have a second person zip the Hydro Slide Zipper™ and secure the LocFlex™ Collar.
8. The wetsuit should feel tight around your neck causing the wetsuit to move with the neck. If your neck moves freely inside of the wetsuit, readjust the collar.


 

HINTS:

  • A proper fitting wetsuit should feel almost uncomfortably tight out of the water.
  • The suit will naturally expand and become more comfortable once in the water and in a proper swimming position.
  • The wetsuit fit is correct when there is no gap between the wetsuit and your arm pit. Excess rubber should reside above the shoulder.
  • If you choose to use lubrication products, make sure it is a non petroleum based lubricant.

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    Getting Out of the Wetsuit:

     

    1. Begin by releasing the Velcro closure on your LocFlex™ Collar. Take your opposite hand and slowly use the rip cord to pull down on the wetsuit. Imagine that you are unzipping your wetsuit in slow motion. Fast uncontrolled jerks will add time to this process and only slow your transition.
    2. Start to turn the wetsuit inside out. This entire process can be completed while you are exiting the water and finding your bike in transition. Your wetsuit should be rolled down and hanging off your waist by the time you reach your bike rack.
    3. When taking off the bottom portion of the wetsuit, remember to use your arms. Do not use opposite legs to take off the wetsuit.


     

    HINTS:

  • The key to a quick transition is being relaxed and using controlled movements while removing the wetsuit. Extra force will only slow this process.
  • Standing on the wetsuit could cause pavement, sand, or any other surface to puncture the wetsuit.

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    Additional Information:

  • Finding the right size Wetsuit.

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