A new drysuit for cold weather sailing is a big investment and knowing how to properly put it on can help preserve it’s life and your warmth for years to come. Just follow a few simple procedures from the video above and your dry suit should live a long healthy life.
A few key things to keep in mind when using and preserving your investment. We started with the booties. Remember to always sit down when putting the feet on. Before you actually step into the suit make sure you have the suspenders in the right place.
Don’t walk around in the suit until you have put boots on over the latex booties. When putting your hands and neck through the seals, push evenly and remove any sharp jewelry. Remember to fully engage the zipper.
Try to rinse your suit off after each use in any salt or brackish water. When you’re done for the day, absolutely don’t ball it up and put it in a bag. Hang it out and store it hanging up.
Also, it’s a good idea to have products like dry suit seal saver and zipper care on hand. These products are the next essential step in protecting your dry suit investment.