When And How To Repair Your Wetsuit

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 1, 2013
  • Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker


Slits in the neoprene that go down to the jersey fabric should be glued shut with rubber cement. Get a jar of Elmer’s from a craft store and spread a small dab on the inner flap of the cut. Firmly press the flap back into place and hold for three minutes without letting the glue seep out the back.

See the video below for more on this.

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Aaron Hersh

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Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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