Your Gul Products has been made from carefully selected materials to give the best combination of durability and performance.
With the correct care you will gain the maximum life from the product.
Please follow all our guides as a rough guideline.
1. UV RAYS & HEAT
Do not expose your wetsuit to Ultra violet rays for prolonged periods of time. UV rays can break down molecular bonds in the neoprene, resulting in cracks and tears. Never leave your wetsuit to dry in the sun or in a place where it would be exposed to UV rays. Exposure to really hot heat will cause neoprene to lose its elasticity, and to some degree, even its shape.
Do not use any chemicals to clean your wetsuit and if you notice or suspect there are any chemicals, oil or gas present avoid the water.
Avoid Chlorine if possible.
3. CLEANING & DRYING
After use in salt water, please rinse your suit in freshwater. Salt and dirt can be detrimental to your suit if not washed away before storage. Wash with a mild temperature using a wetsuit cleaner if necessary. Please pay particular attention to remove any sand or foreign matter from the zips to prolong its lifespan. When drying your wetsuit turn it inside out, this will protect the neoprene from uv radiation and protect the flexibility of your suit. This will also benefit you when you come to wear it again as the inside will be dry making it a lot easier to slip into.
We recommend you dry your wetsuit on a heavy-duty hanger so it will not leave any marks and ridges in your wetsuit. As the wetsuit dries out it tends to take the shape of the hanger so you want the hanger to be fairly beefy probably made out of wood, heavy-duty plastic or a padded hanger. There are several companies that sell specialised wetsuit hangers. Please don't use a metal hanger as this could rust due to the water in the suit. For long-term storage, once the suit is dry, you can lay it out flat in a dry and cool place away from the sun.Try not to store it in your garage or where you may keep your car as exhaust gases can damage neoprene.
If you are unfortunate enough to damage your performance product please contact Gul or your nearest authorised dealer for information regarding Gul’s recommended repair service.
All of our Gul Drysuits have been made from our GCX fabric range, which means they are waterproof, breathable and durable. With the correct care you will gain the maximum life from your Gul Drysuit.
1. GLIDESKIN CARE
Glideskin seals are the most vulnerable part of your suit please ensure that before use of the garment remove all sharp objects such as jewellery, rings and watches. Ease open the neck seal with both hands whilst donning.
2. LATEX SOCK CARE
Latex by its own nature is a fragile material and should be cared for to ensure long lasting performance. Due to the vulnerability of the latex seals no guarantee can be made once the garment has been worn. Exposure to sunlight, cosmetics and sunscreen and sometimes-natural oils in the skin can result in failure of the latex.
3. CLEANING & DRYING
Always rinse any salt water from drysuit after use in clean water using a mild detergent if necessary. Please pay particular attention to remove any sand or foreign matter from the zips. Don’t use any solvents or other chemicals to remove stain or marks from your drysuit as this can cause damage. Do not force zips. Please see care and washing instructions below; please follow these to ensure your drysuit maintains a long lifespan. We also recommend you re-proof and protect your garment on a regular basis with a waterproof spray available from local chandlery or online stores.
Latex Seals are delicate take care when storing or transporting your drysuit as dirt and sand can cause abrasion. Do not leave in wet damp conditions for prolonged periods of time. Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight and UV rays. Please avoid compressing your drysuit in a bag or underneath other gear.
1. CLEANING & DRYING
Waterproof garments should never be cleaned with ordinary detergent or fabric softener; chemicals in these can break down the composition of the fibres, stripping the fabric of its waterproof coating. Always rinse any salt water from products after use in clean water using or a specialised cleaner if necessary. Before washing your waterproof please remove any loose dirt pay particular attention to remove any sand or foreign matter from the zips.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight and UV rays. Do not store wet.
We also recommend you re-proof and protect your garment on a regular basis with a waterproof spray available from local chandlery or online stores.
1. Please keep your bodyboard out of direct sunlight. If this can not be avoided cover your board with a towel when on the beach or in the carpark. Do not leave it in a hot car. Heat causes the core foam to emit a gas. The gas will search for the surface of the board and the weakest spot will raise and bubble on the deck or bottom skin. Heat bubbles are not covered by any warranty as a defect.
2. Wash your bodyboard with fresh water after each use. Do not use a bodyboard in a chlorinated pool.
3. Do not use your bodyboard as a skim board. Running and jumping on a bodyboard will weaken the core and could break it.
4. When storing your bodyboard do not place heavy items on top.