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Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:33 pm
by Toby
The cold time for the north part of the globe is coming, and with it the wetsuits...

Maybe this tool makes good sense!?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/we ... ref=4fd8rs

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:47 pm
by norcom
I've been using this dryer for years and it's awesome

http://www.uwkinetics.com/products/hang ... ing-system

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:52 pm
by iblocalsurfer
Hanging a "wet" wetsuit on a hanger stretches out the shoulders. Maybe the shorter time duration to dry will not cause any stretch, however, it would be a deal breaker for me. It is a bitch to put on a cold wetsuit in the morning though. That's why I have 2 of the suit I use the most(3/2 full). If it's cold outside, I bring the dry one.

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:47 pm
by Jelle_vw
I like this idea but I think 1000W is a bit to much power consumption.
Would like it better if there was just a fan and no heater.
Or Optional.

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:29 am
by NorCalNomad
37C seems a bit high...and it's more expensive then the current ones out there. Air movement matters more then temp anyway for drying stuff out.

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:44 am
by jeromeL
norcom wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:47 pm
I've been using this dryer for years and it's awesome

http://www.uwkinetics.com/products/hang ... ing-system
I have that one, its Great. My garage is cold in winter so that's really useful.
Also the hanger is pretty thick so I don't think it will stretch Néoprène.

That kickstarter one looks go too, but for my home use leaving it overnight on air only is fine.

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:59 am
by nothing2seehere
I have seen plenty use USB laptop fans and water piping. Have done the same thing to make a boot dryer. Even in the winter my boots dry overnight.

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:08 pm
by POACHER
Hang it in a small room with a dehumidifier running. It will be bone dry in a few hours.
btw this works great for your harness, boots/mitts/hood and kites.

You'll be amazed how much water they pull out of everything.

Re: Wetsuit Dryer?!

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:53 pm
by CaptainArgh
I hang my wetsuit and point a cheap floor fan at it.
A 4/3 dries pretty quickly. With a 5/3 steamer you may have to turn it inside out halfway through as the slick skin limits air flow.

What is quick? Well, I can certainly hang it at night and have it dry in the morning. I don't pay attention too much, when I'm done for the day it's try the next time I need it. All you need is airflow, not heat.