If treated properly, your wetsuit can last a long time, but that’s a big “if.” While the sun might be the best place to dry a wetsuit, repeated sun exposure can damage the neoprene and lead your seams to eventual failure. And believe it or not, hanging your wetsuit from the shoulders on a normal clothes hanger can stretch out the suit and again, damage the all-important seams. Someday, someone will release a fully seamless wetsuit, but until then, proper wetsuit care can go a long way in keeping your suit watertight.
Perhaps the most critical step in proper wetsuit care (in addition to keeping your wettie out of the sun and giving it the occasional wetsuit wash) is how you hang your suit to dry. The most recommended method is folded at the waist over a wide, sturdy something, like a tree branch, your car’s side mirrors, or a wetsuit hanger. I’ll leave finding the first two up to you, but some options for the latter choice are below.