All you need to know about Neoprene and Care Instructions
Surfing is an adrenaline - packed sport that requires the right gear to perform comfortably and safely. Wetsuits are instrumental in surfing as they keep the body warm, protect it from abrasion and UV rays and provide buoyancy. This is why choosing a wetsuit is critical and more so for women, who have unique body types.
Depending on how well you take care of it and how often you surf, wetsuits should last you longer than a season; a good suit should last you a few years.
A wetsuit should fit snugly, like a second skin but not so tight that your range of motion is limited. The sleeves should sit at the wrist bone and the legs just above the ankle bone. The fit should have no rolls of neoprene that will leave your suit to stretch and fall loosely.
To break in your wetsuit, you can do stretches or a warm up. Give this a few time before your wetsuit moulds to your figure. Your wetsuit should feel fitted and tight but not tight enough to stop your circulation or range of movement. You will find your wetsuit will loosen up as time goes bye.
Ms Lex wetsuits has internal taping for when the glue on the seams starts to deteriorate and leak. Once this happens the internal tape acts as a backup seal, thus keeping the suit from leaking, and keeping you warmer.
How to look after your garment
Rinse in fresh water
Hang out to dry, out of direct sunlight
Do not use Neoprene in chlorinated water
Do not dry clean or tumble dry
Wash gently and squeeze out the dirt water
Can be soaked in a bucket for 30 minutes with solution. Avoid using any harsh chemicals that may cause the material to degrade.
A few things you can use to clean your neoprene wetsuits effectively. Firstly, you can use mild soap. such as baby shampoo or dishwashing soap, to remove the dirt and sweat from the wetsuit. These are gentle on the neoprene material and do not leave any residue. Avoid using bleach, fabric softeners, or harsh detergents as they can damage the wetsuit material.