Every once in a while a new invention comes along that makes you think, why hasn’t someone comes up with this already! Simple and genius at the same time, a solution to a problem that surfers around the world suffer on a daily basis. The wet wetsuit. When you surf regularly there isn’t always enough time to dry out your wetsuit ahead of the next session. That means when it comes to hitting the waves again you have to slip into a soggy and cold wetsuit, hardly the most enticing feeling. Sometimes it’s enough to put you off going in for a wave altogether, so what’s the solution. The Dry Bag!
So there’s a little teaser, but let’s get into the nitty gritty of this wonderful new piece of kit. So it looks a lot like a regular suit bag, but there are some important differences. First up it’s constructed from a durable and waterproof material that also offers UV protection. If you leave the Dry Bag out in the sun it will heat up to aid the drying process, but your wetsuit won’t suffer the damaging effects of the Sun’s powerful rays.
It also features mesh panels on the side to increase airflow and speed up the overall drying time. However, the most important thing is the water well at the bottom of the bag. It’s here that all the water dripping off your wetsuit collects when you hang it, and there is a handy valve to release all the collected water once you’re ready to drain it. Here’s 11-time European Longboard Champion Ben Skinner to run you through the features…
One of the great things about the Dry Bag is that you can store your soaking wetsuit in it for the drive back home, even leave it hanging indoors when you get home because all the water stays inside. Despite being such a simple piece of kit this could be a really big deal for surfers who wear wetsuits year round.
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