How can I dry my wetsuit when i’m travelling? This is a frequent question we hear at Dry HQ, so we’ve turned to our ambassador and lover of The Dry Bag Lex Balladon to find out how she dries her precious wetties. We caught up with her just after a mini break to the coast. You can check out Lex’s blog here and follow her on social media @lexballadon
Here I am again about to fill you in on how to dry your wetsuit easily and fuss free!
As you know my main sport is wakeboarding, but I had a weekend surf trip at the coast planned and so I thought I’d put my Elite Dry Bag to the test while I was there. (The Elite Dry Bag has mesh on one side so more air can get in/out, you wouldn’t want it out in the rain!). How in the world my husband and I lucked out on that particular weekend, I’ll never know, but we did. First of all, thanks to my folks, we had a child free weekend. CHILD FREE WEEKEND!!! Thats two nights, not one, but TWO! Ok so this was a huge deal as we haven’t had this luxury since baby number two came along. And he’s nearly three years old. Enough said.
Second of all, I booked a four star hotel that ended up having breakfast and a two course dinner in the grand restaurant included. As well as full use of the spa. To top it off we had a sea view room and a balcony overlooking the waves.
Thirdly. The weather played ball. A rare occurrence here in the UK, but it did. It was baltic but it was bright sunshine, not a cloud in the sky for the two days and we even tanned in the balcony’s sun trap while enjoying a cream tea (room service of course).
Fourthly – I know, last one I promise. The waves. The wave gods were with us 100% and we had great waves for the two days. We seriously couldn’t believe it, and even the tides were right. It was freezing so there weren’t many surfers out either so we had pretty empty waves as well which was great.
Thank you stars, sun and moon for aligning for this epic weekend.
Anyway, back to the wetsuit drying test. So as we were staying in a pretty nice hotel, we didn’t want to walk through with sandy wet wetsuits. I threw them in the Elite Dry Bag and carried them through the swanky place without even leaving a grain of sand on the expensive carpets.
So with the estimated wetsuit drip drying time of between 4-6 hours (geek I know), I knew my suit would be ready to wear the following morning, and I could hang it anywhere in the room and not worry about it dripping on the carpet. But to give it that extra something something, I hung it above the radiator to make it nice and warm for me… it was needed, we were scraping ice off the car to get to the surf.
So all in all, my little Dry Bag test went pretty well! I took a second wetsuit as I didn’t want to put on a wet one the second day, but I didn’t even take it out the travel bag. The Dry Bag works well and is very handy while on the road. I’ll be using at home as well so I don’t have to hang my suit in the shower all the time. Win.