It can be tempting to wash your Wetsuit in the washing machine. It must be said that the machines are found in most homes and save us a lot of time and effort every week. On the other hand, washing a neoprene suit can be a time-consuming chore. Especially since it is advised to clean it frequently. The answer to this question is obviously: no…
It strongly disadvises to wash a neoprene suit in the machine.
See the damage of a machine washed wetsuit, sent by one of our customers
The neoprene of surfing wetsuits, diving or other purposes will not hold up, even at a slow spin.
What are the reasons why you shouldn’t use a washing machine to wash your overalls?
In other words, why doesn’t my wetsuit crack when I catch a 2-metre wave, but it would when I leave it in the machine for 1 hour? 🧐
- The only water that won’t damage a wetsuit is clear, fresh water.
- The drum of your machine is porous and made of metal, so the risk of snagging is high.
- The neoprene in your wetsuit is very fragile. Unlike cotton, it does not resist compression and stretching well.
- Drying, even at minimum speed (around 800 rpm), is fatal for any suit.