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omer farmer john donning instructions

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May 18, 2004

I have an omer mimetic 5mm on order.
After browsing this forum I checked out the jacket donning instructions at eliossub and
thought they were helpful.

What would be the correct procedure to put on and take off the farmer john part of the wetsuit while minimizing the chance of causing damage.

In general, the pants are the easy part. I usually just soap up my legs and put a little extra soap on my heels, ankles and any parts that are especially hairy (more and more of those extra-hairy parts every year, I'm afraid). Then I stick my legs into the pants while they are bunched up on the floor and nurse the cuffs carefully over my feet so that the pants are bunched up around my ankles. After that you just pull the pants on the regular way, hike them up as high as you can and put the farmer john straps over your shoulders.

The extra lube on the heels helps to avoid small tears that tend to occur at the cuff of the pants as they pass over your heels. I think that these tears are inevitable though, so when you get a small tear in the neoprene, patch it before it gets bigger. Use the forum search function for instructions on suit repair and be sure to use the flexible urethane glue that is designed for neoprene repairs.

As long as the suit has a fabric exterior, it will be pretty rugged and a major tear in the pants is unlikely. Smooth-skin suits are another story.
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