Getting a wetsuit on in a reasonable amount of time can be tricky, even for the pros. But if the wetsuit is wet when you’re trying to put it on? Good luck with that! Actually, there are a few tricks you can use to get your wetsuit on faster, even if it’s wet. Here’s what to do:
First, put one foot in at a time and then pull the suit carefully up your thighs and up to the crotch. Work carefully; you don’t want to snag or rip the suit. Next, pull the suit up over your torso, with the armpit area of the suit snug against your armpits.
Then you’ll shimmy your arms into the suit, one arm at a time. Make sure the arms and shoulders fit snugly into the suit. After you’re in, you’ll want to check to make sure nothing is twisted or bunched up. If all is well, you can zip up and you’re ready to go.
To make things even easier, consider purchasing a product such as the Surf Jimmy that helps you slip your wetsuit on easily and quickly. It’s a reusable product made of sailing material that allows you to easily suit up when surfing or scuba diving. It makes the process much easier and less frustrating.