Talkback: Wetsuit Care 101

"Try not to pee in your wetsuit – the urine will damage the neoprene and leave a nasty stink."I dont know anyone who doesnt ...

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cougie    pirate
16/06/2011 at 12:38

"Try not to pee in your wetsuit – the urine will damage the neoprene and leave a nasty stink."

I dont know anyone who doesnt !  

seren nos    pirate
16/06/2011 at 12:41

how can you not pee in it............the minute I get in the cold water i go to pee..............managed 9 more pees last sunday in the lake

mind this is its 4th season so not destroyed yet

cougie    pirate
16/06/2011 at 12:46
My wetsuit is on its 7th season now - and its not rotted away !

I think this writer may not have done many long distance swims ?
MTri    pirate
16/06/2011 at 12:47
I thought that was the reason we over hydrated before a swim, central heating. Tri swimming is so much better than surfing, no boots, where seepage seems to collect
Symes    pirate
16/06/2011 at 12:49
It's all I can do to actually get into the water before wanting to go, it actually gets a bit dangerous in the expo the day before just picking up the scent of neoprene
cougie    pirate
16/06/2011 at 12:52
LOL Symes !

Wasn't it Candy who peed in his wetsuit ? When he was on dry concrete - waiting to go onto the beach. And the stream trickled past dozens of disgusted triathletes.......
Lee the Pea    pirate
16/06/2011 at 12:55
  I wait until i'm in the water
16/06/2011 at 12:55
It's H on DTs' login. I've never, ever, ever peed in a wetsuit. It's beyond revolting to me - like peeing in your office chair because you're on the phone and can't hold it. When I was a diving instructor i wouldn't even do it then. You could always tell who did as they reeked all day. Yick. Oh, and as a trainee washing the wetsuits others had peed in was vile. Though not as bad as one a colleague dealt with after a guy got a bit scared of sharks in the water....
Cona    pirate
16/06/2011 at 13:19
How the hell is urine going to affect neoprene. You can drink piss (not that I do by the way!!!) so I can't see it having an issue with rubber, even the smell would wash away within a couple of 100 meters.
cougie    pirate
16/06/2011 at 13:22
OK - so now I've met someone who doesn't pee in her wetsuit...

I think the key to it is to not pee in it just before you get out. You need to flush it out.

Now peeing on the bike - that IS gross.
16/06/2011 at 13:26

Chester Olly race brifeing on Sunday. I noticed what appeared to be beads of sweat breaking out on the left foot and ankle of a guy near me while we stood on the river bank. No sweat on his right foot and ankle.... and then it got worse and I realised that this sage, bearded, 40-45 yr old age grouper was listening intently, and wetting his pants as if nothing was happening. Cool!

Ditto your comment H. A friend of mine was a dive instructor and she could smell wee in a wetsuit from about 2 miles. She reckoned that she had never, ever done such a revolting deed and unleashed hell on any of us she judged had leaked. Not me of course

16/06/2011 at 13:31
H - I'm with you! I'm always a bit when I see someone selling or giving away their wetsuit - who on EARTH would buy a secondhand one?!
16/06/2011 at 13:37
peeing's fine in my books

dumping in one is another matter altogether......and some of you know that story and who I'm talking about.....
cougie    pirate
16/06/2011 at 13:40
LOL !!! I know ! I know !
16/06/2011 at 13:54
if it hadn't been pissing down with rain that day to wash any residual evidence off during the bike, then you wouldn't have known.......he should have kept his mouth shut - I just wish I had as it turned out I was swimming not far behind him...........
MTri    pirate
16/06/2011 at 14:08
If it wasn't the norm, they wouldn't make this:
Edited: 16/06/2011 at 14:08
Lee the Pea    pirate
16/06/2011 at 14:13

Yeah I had NO desire to hire a wetsuit when i thought about getting one, as I ssumed previous owners would have pee'd in it....

M.Tri, loving that link!!! Hehehehe

M...eldy    pirate
16/06/2011 at 14:26
and it was FB who was peeing before Vitruvian that one year .... the amount of holes in his wetsuit kind of gave it away
Looked like he was weeing through a colander  
seren nos    pirate
16/06/2011 at 14:30

just wash it out afterwards no problem..........otherwise everytime you buy something second hand or borrow a set of pirate kit you never know......................and even if you buy new.............the person making it could have just been to the toilet for a pee or something else and not washed his hands before making your stuff................

Its only a piece of piss................stop worrying about it........when ever you sit on a piece of grass you never know who has just peed there

Cona    pirate
16/06/2011 at 15:16
I don't know the dump story.........
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