Proper care and storage of your Yulex and neoprene wetsuit will help extend its life for up to ten-plus years. But do you know how to take care of a modern wetsuit? Wetsuits have been rapidly evolving and with that comes a change in their care and storage.
Nothing puts a greater damper on your water sport activity than when wetsuit chafing builds in discomfort while trying to have fun. Wetsuit chafing can be relentless and the rash caused by it can last for days. Fortunately, there are some simple and effective ways to prevent wetsuit rash.
Old, worn-out neoprene clothing can be recycled, but not melted down for reuse like metals, glass, and plastic. Neoprene can be recycled, upcycled, or downcycled into other products. Unfortunately, neoprene is non-biodegradable and will end up in a landfill at some point in its life cycle.
If you take part in water sports or you’re interested in being more involved in water sports like kayaking, you’ve probably worn neoprene clothing or seen it used. Neoprene has been around since 1930 but that doesn’t mean it’s entirely safe.
Cold-water kayaking introduces the risk of hypothermia. Wetsuits, drysuits, dry tops, paddling jackets, semi-dry tops, dry pants, base layers, headwear, gloves, and footwear are used to protect a kayaker from cold water temperatures and maintain a healthy body temperature.
The PackFish 7 is Sea Eagle’s smallest fishing boat. At 7′ x 3′ 3″ and 22 pounds, this ultralight, inflatable boat is extremely portable. When deflated, it packs down into a compact 5″ x 20″ x 20″ to easily fit in its own backpack. You can carry the PackFish anywhere even stow it as luggage on a plane.
The Jackson Kayak Big Rig FD with its Flex Drive 3D Pedal Drive is one of Jackson’s most popular boats. Power, propulsion, steering, maneuverability, tracking, stability, comfort, storage, rod holders, and gear management are all thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of many fishing styles.
Sea Eagle uses two different rugged hull materials in their inflatable boats, kayaks, canoes, and boards. A moderate-pressure, 33 or 38 mil PolyKrylar (K80 PVC) fabric is used in their smaller, lighter boats and a high-pressure, 36 mil 1000 to 2000 denier polyester-reinforced fabric in high-performance boats.