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New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby DIALS » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:32 am

Have anyone else had this problem with new wetsuits....Whatever way they are made they leave a Skunk type stench all over your body even after several uses ...Clothes ,bed linen ,even the shed is stink with the suit...Had to send 3 Gul suits back and now a new Mystic suit...Please name the brand that has this problem as to avoid in next purchase..Ive now a Prolimit and C-Skins and they are no stench from that neoprene..... :cry: https://360guide.info/wetsuits/diy-elim ... -odor.html
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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby dragnfly » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:28 am

Haha - I know - it's unbelievable isnt it! Super stinky skunk smell! My Mystic one is the same.
I've got 3 ripcurl flashbombs and they don't smell remotely skunky.
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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby Werito » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:58 pm

I had this in my Mystic battle jacket... gsus, the smell is so STRONG. I tried everything from washing to freezing it, but nothing really helps, finally threw it away. One local store stock Mystic stuff and that part of the store smells terribly. I tried to ask about this issue directly from Mystic, but they never bothered to answer.
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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby dewwy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:25 pm

Have mystic legend hooded for winter and cheap mystic star for the summer. The star smells like a blend of neoprene and weed. Got pulled over for general traffic control after a session and they tested me due to the smell. :lol:
The legend on the other hand doesn't smell at all, even storing it in the bedroom atm.
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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby iriejohn » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:44 pm

My O'Neill 3/2 Psycho One Zen (back) zip doesn't smell, neither does my O'Neill 5/4 Psycho Freak Zen (back) zip.
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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby POACHER » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:41 pm

Werito wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:58 pm
I had this in my Mystic battle jacket... gsus, the smell is so STRONG.
Yep.

I bought a Mystic Battle jacket last spring off of Ebay and it was pretty ripe to say the least. My wife's pilates studio is adjacent to my gear room/bat cave. A few of her clients asked her what the stink was coming from that room?..... :rollgrin:

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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby juandesooka » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:18 pm

This thread is "ripe" for so many jokes.

If you had this problem with a 2nd brand only, then I might have suggested it might just be you, no offence. ;-) But if you've had other suits since without the issue, then that raises an interesting question of why. Especially with others having the same problems with those brands. It must be something in the lining that is either causing a smell (off-gassing), is holding and concentrating the BO, or is causing mould/mildew.

I have not had this problem with wetsuits (xcel, ripcurl, patagonia), but the stench from booties can be so excessive that they need to be separately bagged to avoid stinking up the car. I don't pee in suits any more, so I can only assume the stench has to be from many hours of sweat pooling (because the suit doesn't flush with water enough while kiting vs surfing) plus mildew from never quite drying out. Yes, that is next level gross! And yes, it helps to have your partner also be a surfer/kiter. :-)

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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby DIALS » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:39 pm

Yea booties do stink from lack of fresh air not getting into them but this is completely different....Like a dead Skunk or killer Marajuana weed.....Its not pleasant at all...Pee wouldnt have a patch on this stink...

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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby dice » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:22 pm

dewwy wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:25 pm
Have mystic legend hooded for winter and cheap mystic star for the summer. The star smells like a blend of neoprene and weed. Got pulled over for general traffic control after a session and they tested me due to the smell. :lol:
The legend on the other hand doesn't smell at all, even storing it in the bedroom atm.
So basically we should stay away from the cheaper mystic wetsuits?
I have a brand new mystic majestic suit and it doesn't smell apart from the usual neoprene smell.
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Re: New Wetsuit Skunk stink....

Postby jyka » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:47 pm

What kind of smell are you talking about? Weed like smell?
I had a mystic star wetsuit. It smelt so bad I couldn't store it in my apartment. Wetsuitoutlet.co.uk refused to refund the money. Because I used the wetsuit. They told me the smell will go away. Didn't go.
Tried to wash in the washing machine multiple times, didn't help.
It's hard to believe how strong the smell is. And it infects everything what it touches: bags, clothes, you.

Nowadays I'm happy o'neill wetsuit owner :D it doesn't smell weed.
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