Aqua Sphere Pursuit wet suits are made from the highest quality yamamoto rubber and as such very little care is required. However by following these simple tips it will ensure that whilst the suit is in your care it will not be damaged.
Aqua Sphere Open water and Triathlon specific wetsuits are thinner than normal and therefore require careful use. Well looked after suits can last many seasons. Take your time to put the suit on slowly and ensure you move the material around the body to get the fit right. Take care not to ‘chip’ or snag the surface of the suit with your fingernails. Race wetsuits are made to be taken off quickly when done correctly. Use a lubricant (Bodyglide is great) avoid petroleum based products
What to wear under your wetsuit
Wear a Tri suit or similar if racing in a triathlon or swimmers if you’re doing an open water swim. Whatever you wear should be tight and not have the ability to pucker up under the suit as you put it on. Most triathletes wear what they will race in under the suits. Remember nudity in the transition area will result in disqualification. Modern materials mean that everything will dry very quickly when you start the cycle.
TRISUITS are designed specifically for swimming, biking and running. They dry quickly, provide sufficient padding and will prevent chaffing in certain areas.
Taking the wetsuit off
Silicone gel / spray or baby oil will aid quick removal. NEVER USE PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS as this will damage the neoprene!
For fast take-off undo the zip before undoing the flap. Put your thumb under the suit at the shoulder (not your throat - do not tug the collar) and slide the suit down to your bicep on one arm. Reach behind and pull the sleeve off your tricep and down your arm. As you roll the suit down the body, keep it turning inside out. Do not try and step out of the suit until it is rolled down past the calves. Hook thumb under suit to pull free from feet. Once off, place on a towel.
Never store the suit tightly folded. Instead, let the suit air dry and hang it on a broad, wide-shoulder hanger away from direct heat. Rinse the suit off with clean, fresh water after swimming in a pool or salt water. When you pack your suit in a race bag, carry it inside out (nylon side out) to avoid chipping the smooth neoprene skin. Pack loosely and be sure it is dry.
When drying your wetsuit, make sure it is inside out. Avoid leaving your wetsuit in direct sunlight. Do not fold your wetsuit - instead roll it, or better yet, keep on a plastic hanger to avoid creasing. Store in a cool dry place.