What's the worst thing about surfing?
Getting into a soaking wet wetsuit, that's what.
So naturally, you want to find the best wetsuit hanger there is to dry it quickly, am I right?
Thankfully, you're in the right place, as in this post we're showcasing the best wetsuit hangers on the market right now, from budget-bob all the way up to the 'all singing, all dancing' top of the range options too.
Plus, a few notable accessories you're going to love too.
Wet wetsuits will be a thing of the past in 3,2,1...
BUT FIRST, THE CRITERIA
For a wetsuit hanger to be worth its salt on this list, it's got to deliver a few things:
Let's be honest here, nobody NEEDS a bespoke, purpose built wetsuit hanger right?
I mean we all know you could just buy a normal coat hanger from K-Mart for a few bucks and it'd do the job just fine, heck you could even just throw your wetsuit on a wall and it'll dry eventually.
But if I know you, you want something that's quality, purpose built, something you can love, that looks and feels good, and something that dry's your wetsuit that little bit quicker.
And that's what his post is all about.
Giving your wetsuit the love and care it deserves.
If you want to know how to dry a wetsuit fast, like really fast, read this post.
6 OF THE BEST WETSUIT HANGERS FOR SURFERS
We've scoured the internet, looking for the best wetsuit hangers on the market - so you don't have to.
1. SLAB RACKS
DRYING TIME: NORMAL
I like the Slab Racks hangers because they're different, they're not made with plastic, and they look damn cool.
Made from 100% NZ plywood, and finished off with a bees wax polish, these stylish hangers are a must have for the hipsters amongst you.
Will it dry your wetsuit any faster, no.
But does it look cool?
Damn right it does.
2. QUICK DRY WETSUIT HANGER (OCEAN & EARTH)
DRYING TIME: FASTISH
Ok we're actually getting into a bit of innovation here.
Notice the width of the shoulder supports, and the air vents too.
The wider shoulder supports allow you to hang a wetsuit vertically (at full length), without the risk of material stretching like you'd get from a normal hanger.
And, with the extra width and air vents the wetsuit neck opening allows more air to flow through the wetsuit.
More air flow equals faster drying times.
3. SURFLOGIC WETSUIT HANGER - SINGLE SYSTEM
DRYING TIME: FASTISH
I know what you're thinking, pretty much just an ordinary coat hanger right?
Well you're kind of right, but damn it looks good don't you think?
Purpose built from genuine quality materials, it's a neat little accessory to have as part of your kit.
It's not going to speed up the drying process of your wetsuit all that much, but it's a nice, quality bit of gear that any surfer would love.
4. SURFLOGIC WETSUIT HANGER MAXI
DRYING TIME: FASTISH
Now we're starting to get into a bit of actual innovation, not just a glamorised coat hanger.
The Surflogic Maxi is a hanger not just for wetsuits, but for all your accessories too: boots, gloves & hood.
If you live in a cold climate you'll know first hand how hard it is to dry wetsuit boots, with them often going a whole season without ever drying out.
The Maxi wetsuit hanger solves this.
I love this hanger, and think it'd be a welcome addition in any surfers equipment list.
5. UNDERWATER KINETICS HANGAIR WETSUIT DRYING SYSTEM
DRYING TIME: FAST
This is where I start to get excited, a wetsuit hanger that does more than just let your wetsuit drip-dry a little quicker, and instead actually impact the drying time.
How does it work?
Using a high powered waterproof fan it pushes 120 cubic feet of air through your wetsuit per minute, rapidly speeding up the drying time.
What usually takes days, is now done within just hours.
What's more, this device can even be run from a 12v car battery, so if you're doing a road trip in a van, this can be plugged in easily to work on the road.
Wet wetsuits are a first world problem, I get it, and this is its first world solution.
6. SURFLOGIC WETSUIT PRO DRYER
DRYING TIME: RAPID
This is the top of the ladder guys, the best wetsuit hanger on the market.
The Wetsuit Dryer Pro is able to dry your wetsuit in 20 MINUTES!
Yup, you read that right, 20 Minutes.
Using a powerful airflow system it pumps 6000 litres of air through your wetsuit per minute.
Couple that with its inbuilt automated temperature thermostat it pumps around air at the perfect temperature for maximum drying time, without damaging your wetsuit.
This really is the best of the best of all wetsuit hangers, so if you're a stippler for quality and innovation, this is your guy right here.
NOTABLE WETSUIT HANGER ACCESSORIES
I know this article is all about the best wetsuit hangers, but sometimes these hangers need a little extra help.
Below are some notable accessories to add to your wish list:
MAGNETIC WETSUIT HOOK
I bet you never realised up until now how handy a magnetic wetsuit drying hook could actually be right?
Think about it, all that time spent hanging around beach carparks chatting with mates with your wetsuit soaking wet in a bucket in the trunk.
Well, not anymore it's not.
These handy magnetic hooks let you hang your wetsuit up on any metal surface.
WETSUIT SUCTION HOOK
I bet you never realised you needed one of these either, hey.
When it's wet outside and you've nowhere to dry your wetsuit but indoors, use this handy suction hook to hang your wetsuit up in the shower to drip dry.
It might not get the airflow it needs to dry fast, but it'll definitely help along the way.
Soaking wet wetsuits can be a thing of the past with the right wetsuit hanger as part of your surf gear.
Get a decent one, and you'll look after it for life, and you'll reap all those dry wetsuit benefits too.
Rowan is the technical nerd behind the scenes. A lover of everything entrepreneurial, and living a minimal, simple life.