Ever since people have been hitting the surf in rubber, there’s been one big headache: how to turn a soggy, damp wetsuit into a dry one — without waiting forever. Well, Surflogic has answered our prayers with their innovative Wetsuit Pro Dryer. Think of it like a hairdryer but specifically for your wetsuit.
When I first opened up the product, I half expected it to transform into a personal surf robot, ready to serve me a hot drink after a cold session (Surflogic, there’s an idea for you…). No robot, but it was robust: sturdy, small, and light, so much so that it could fit easily into a backpack. This device could be a lifesaver on your next coldwater adventure.
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Review of the Surflogic Wetsuit Pro Dryer
The big question: does it work? Yeah, it absolutely does! In fact, the Wetsuit Pro Dryer is super easy to use. Just open the arms, hang your wetsuit on it, hit the big red button, and chill for an hour. That’s enough time to make a post-surf snack or start writing about your surfing adventures (that’s what we do).
The Wetsuit Pro Dryer gently blows cool air through your suit, drying it up without messing up the neoprene or glued seams. Plus, it won’t leave a puddle underneath, so you won’t slip over after you use it.
Waking up and putting on a dry wetsuit before surfing is one of life’s best feelings, second only to the sound of a coffee machine in the morning. Surflogic totally gets how much we surfers hate getting into a clingy, cold wetsuit. There’s nothing sadder than forcing your plastic bag-covered feet through reluctant neoprene leg tunnels in a carpark on a cold winter’s day.
Used by pro competitors at surf events worldwide and by the rest of us at cold beach towns, the Wetsuit Pro Dryer is a truly innovative piece of gear, quite obviously designed by surfers for surfers. This gadget is changing the surfing game, one dry wetsuit at a time.
Oh, and they also have a Wetsuit Accessories Bag Dryer. This means that after your wettie is dry, then you can load your gloves, boots and hoods into the accessory bag to get them equally toasty before your next session.
In a nutshell: you’ll surf more when your gear is dry. You know those days when you’re gazing at a blustery grey ocean, and every fiber in your body cries out to go home? If your wetsuit is wet, chances are you might retreat to the comfort of the sofa, where you’ll scroll through articles on your favorite surfing website (Surfd.com, of course). However, if you have a dry wetsuit, you might paddle out. And those sessions often turn out to be the best ones. Surf now, scroll later.
Surf now, scroll later.
Conversation with Surflogic Australia
We caught up with Amanda and Brad from Surflogic Australia to discuss the evolution of the brand and their range of products, made by surfers for surfers.
Technology and Specifications
The inventors at Surflogic have cranked up the intelligence on this device, pairing it with an automated, temperature-controlled airflow system designed to dry your wetsuit quickly while respecting the integrity of its construction. Yes, that’s right – it won’t melt your wetsuit.
This isn’t a puny hairdryer trying to moonlight as a wetsuit dryer. We’re talking about a mighty airflow system blowing at 6,000 litres of air per minute and making 3,500 revolutions per minute. Just to put things into perspective, that’s like a tornado running through your wetsuit. Only safer.
Wetsuits come in different sizes and thicknesses, and this dryer knows it. With a drying time varying between 30 and 75 minutes, depending on your wetsuit’s thickness and the room’s temperature and humidity, it’s got you covered. The dryer even has an automatic shut-off feature after 60 minutes, meaning you won’t accidentally leave it running all day when you’re out conquering the waves.
The Wetsuit Pro Dryer is compact, measuring in at 450 x 177 x 157 mm (or 17.70″ x 6.95″ x 6.15″ for the imperial fans). The cord extends to a generous 3 meters, offering plenty of flexibility for hanging locations. And when it comes to hanging, the adjustable and strong nylon strap, combined with an aluminium carabiner with a foam cover protector, allows for almost unlimited hanging possibilities. As long as there’s something to hang it on, you’re golden.
Wetsuits are tough, and their dryer should be too. The Wetsuit Pro Dryer is built to last with a durable construction and a powerful 1,700 W motor. And for the grand finale, the hanging arms are removable, making the dryer easy to transport and store.
In summary, this device packs a lot of technology and features into a compact, easy-to-use package. Say goodbye to the soggy wetsuit blues and hello to the Pro Dryer revolution. The future is dry, and it looks great.
Features at a glance
Dry your wetsuit in approximately 30 min (depending on room temperature and humidity)
Powerful airflow system: 6,000 litres of air per minute; 3,500 revolutions per minute
Automated, temperature-controlled airflow designed to dry your wetsuit fast while protecting the integrity of your wetsuit construction
Automatic shut-off setting after 60 min of operation
Removable hanging arms allow compact storage size when not in use
Adjustable and strong nylon strap
Aluminium carabiner with foam cover protector
3 mm wetsuit
Between 30 and 40 minutes (depending on room temperature and humidity)
4 – 5 mm wetsuit
Between 35 and 60 minutes (depending on room temperature and humidity)
+6 mm wetsuit
Between 45 and 75 minutes (depending on room temperature and humidity)
As mentioned above, the Wetsuit Pro Dryer effortlessly dries your wetsuit booties, gloves, and winter surf hoods by stashing them in the Surflogic Wetsuit Accessory Dryer Bag. Within no time, your gear will be dry and ready for action!
One of the standout features of this bag is its interior mesh lining and pockets, which allow for easy organization of your gear and significantly reduce drying time for your essential surfing items.
To utilize the Surflogic Wetsuit Accessory Dryer Bag in conjunction with your Surflogic Wetsuit Pro Dryer, simply slide the bag over the Wetsuit Pro Dryer arms, place your surf gear inside, tighten the cord, and you’re good to go on your next adventure.