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3. Disclaimer
  1. The materials on WetsuitRental.com's web site are provided "as is". WetsuitRental.com makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, WetsuitRental.com does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
4. Limitations

In no event shall WetsuitRental.com or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on WetsuitRental.com's Internet site, even if WetsuitRental.com or a WetsuitRental.com authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on WetsuitRental.com's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. WetsuitRental.com does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. WetsuitRental.com may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. WetsuitRental.com does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

WetsuitRental.com has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by WetsuitRental.com of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

WetsuitRental.com may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to WetsuitRental.com's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Return/Refund Policy

1. Rental Order Cancellations

Rental orders may be cancelled for a full refund up until the time that they are shipped. Once the order has shipped, it is no longer eligible for a refund.

2. Wetsuit Purchases

Wetsuit purchases are eligible for an exchange or refund for up to 30 days after purchase provided the suit is in the same condition it was in at the time of purchase. Contact kristina@wetsuitrental.com to make arrangements. Exceptions can be made for equipment failure and will be examined on a case by case basis. Return shipping is the customer's responsibility.

3. Wetsuit Rentals

Rental wetsuits are due to be shipped back by the Wednesday following the Event Date specified on the original order unless additional rental time was purchased. If the customer's prepaid return label is not activated until the Friday following the event or later, he or she will incur a $25 late fee. If the prepaid return label still has not been activated the following Wednesday, the customer will be charged the balance due on the value of the rental wetsuit. Wetsuits can still be returned after that time for a refund less a $25/week late fee.

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We do sell our rental stock.

Direct purchase options are available on our website starting in the fall.

All of our renters have the option of applying a $50 credit toward the purchase of their rental wetsuit and adopting it for good. They can also choose to apply that credit toward the purchase of a different wetsuit in our inventory with the understanding that there may be a short wait until the right wetsuit becomes available.

Because we need to dedicate our full rental fleet to fulfilling rental orders during the height of the triathlon season, we only list the occasional overstock models that won't be needed during that time for direct purchase on our website.

However...

We host a huge online Stock Clearance Sale in the fall. Don't miss it!

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Jim McCann

Jim McCann

WetsuitRental.com was founded in 2006 by Jim McCann. Then-president of the country's largest and most successful triathlon club, the San Diego Tri Club, Jim was witness to a surge in the popularity of triathlons as everyday folks turned to the sport as a vehicle for improving their health and well-being.

With the growing interest in triathlon, Jim recognized a consistent hurdle for folks willing to try their hand at this daunting sport..."After seeing thousands of new triathletes start in the club, I realized it was a good thing when a new triathlete wore a wetsuit in open water. Prior to becoming the club president, I ran the club races for three years. If I could just get a wetsuit on all the new triathletes for their first race, I wouldn't have to worry about one thing -- they couldn't sink! The warmth the wetsuit provides from the cold water also cuts down on people hyperventilating the first hundred yards or so.

The main issue which prevents people from wearing a wetsuit is the cost of a new wetsuit and the lack of rental options. New wetsuits start at about $200 and go up to over $1,000. For the new triathlete who doesn't know for sure if this sport is for them, it's hard to justify spending that kind of money for a piece of equipment they might only use once. So for little money, you can rent a wetsuit that will fit you properly. You might even enjoy your swim and go on and have a great time in your race. So that's how the WetsuitRental.com started, trying to fill the need of those new to our sport that could benefit from a expensive piece of equipment." And the online triathlon wetsuit rental industry was born.

Jim McCann, our beloved founder, husband, brother and friend to the triathlon community, passed away during our first year of operation.

During the initial week or so of shock and grief, business took a back seat and we let some customers down. And that’s when we learned the true strength and value of the triathlon community…

With very few exceptions, customers, race directors, wetsuit manufacturers, and competitors reached out with everything from basic forgiveness for our temporary failings to delaying terms on invoices to one race director who actually tore up a dozen certificates for free wetsuits so he wouldn’t have to bother us during the aftermath of our personal tragedy.

And we got it. We truly understood Jim’s passion for and dedication to the triathlon world. Yes, it’s a sport, but that sport has spawned a community of people who work closely together to further something as simple as the health and well being of its members new and old. It’s a world where competitors are the best of friends – on the course and in business. And we’re proud and humbled to be a part of it.

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Our Shipping Schedule

With the exception of weekends and federal holidays, we are shipping orders for events taking place this coming weekend and for events taking place next weekend. Expect delivery time to be 2 days to most places - 1 day to western WA and OR and 3 days to more rural locations.

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How to Don a Triathlon Wetsuit

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Swim Start Tips for Beginners

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WetsuitRental.com

WetsuitRental.com

Floatation . Warmth . Speed

A positive swim experience
for every athlete is our goal!

Dive in

If you've got the GUTS

We've got the GEAR

Whether your upcoming event is the culmination of months spent slowly training yourself out of your old comfort zone or is just another Saturday, it takes courage to tackle the open water. A high quality, well-fit wetsuit is a must for your arsenal.

We feature today's models of the industry's most trusted triathlon wetsuit brands. Choosing your suit from our extensive collection are the most experienced wetsuit fitting experts in the business.

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And We've Got the Experience!

Don't risk a bad swim! Trust the knowledge and experience we've built up during nearly a decade of service.

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Wetsuit Models Tested

Athletes Fitted

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Why should you wear a triathlon wetsuit?

Originally designed for cold-water swimming, swimmers have found additional benefits to wearing a wetsuit making it a staple in today's triathlete gear bag.

Floatation

Additional buoyancy keeps you on top of the water and in an optimal swimming position making for a much easier swim.

Warmth

Neoprene helps trap some of your body heat so you expend less energy keeping up your core body temperature.

Speed

Less energy expended swimming and staying warm leaves more energy available for forward propulsion!

  • And why should you rent it from us?

    The usual reasons, of course, quality products and low pricing. But mostly...

    because of how much we know and how deeply we care.

We Offer All-Inclusive Pricing

There are no check-out time surprises with us. No hidden shipping fees, no return fees, no deposits.

(OK, confession time... there is one surprise you'll see at checkout if you rent more than 1 adult wetsuit, but we promise you'll like it!)

Early Shipment
Early Shipment

$0

We'll ship your wetsuit out two weeks before your event giving you more than a week to train with it before the big day.

Order after our target ship date and we'll ship your suit out within 24 hours (excluding holidays and weekends).

Fast Delivery
1-3 day delivery

$0

Your wetsuit ships via US Postal Service Priority Mail for free. This means a 2-day delivery time to all but the most rural locations (which can expect a 3-day delivery time).

Paid Return
Prepaid Return

$0

Everything needed for a hassle-free return of your rental wetsuit will be shipped out with your suit - including a prepaid return postage label.

All Inclusive
Complete Package

$65

Our all-inclusive wetsuit rental package includes a fit-guarantee (necessary size replacements requested at least 3 days before your event ship free) and a $50 credit towards the purchase of any used or new wetsuit in our inventory.

And We Provide Proven Customer Service

  • Better than the brick and mortar stores...

    "Wetsuitrental.com provided the best customer service, ease of delivery and returning, and high quality product (I LOVED my wetsuit). Ordering with them was just as good, if not better, than the brick and mortar stores I visited in NYC, and the price is competitive. Renting a wetsuit with them helped make my first triathlon a great experience!"

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  • Well worth the money...

    "I was a bit hesitant about renting a suit but needed one for my race so there I was. I am short and squat and carry all my weight in my tail (shape cutely named the lobster instead of fatt butt, which I appreciated!!). I also have broad shoulders. So I moved forward assuming the suit would probably not fit, plugged all my information in, got my suit in the mail and... IT FIT!!!! Perfectly! Wetsuit rental apparently have magicians working for them that can secretly size me up. I still can't believe it! Very very happy and well worth the money!!"

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  • Best Ironman swim ever...

    "Yes, I was a little apprehensive about renting a wetsuit online... will it arrive on time, what if it doesn't fit right, will it be a decent brand, in good shape, difficult to return... etc. I'm very happy to say that the wetsuit arrived a week in advance, in great shape, was a well known brand and model, fit me perfectly and was easy to return. And by the way, I had my best Ironman swim ever. Thank you to the WetsuitRental.com team. I also loved the encouraging email the day before the race. I'm a fan and have told as many triathlon friends as possible."

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  • Always a great experience...

    "This is the 3rd time I rent from Wetsuitrentals.com and as before I was very pleased with the service and product I received. This year my Ironman race was pushed back two weeks and they allowed me to keep the suit until the race at no charge!! It is this type of service and commitment to their clients that keeps me coming back!"

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  • Recommend it to all my friends...

    "I've rented from wetsuitrental.com twice and I've had a great experience both times. The suits were in good shape and fit well. They arrived on time and the follow up emails were nice. It is nice to have this option of having a just about new suit on the rare occasion that I need them versus having my own that just sits in a box and degrades over time. i plan on continuing to rent here in the future and recommend it to all my friends."

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  • Great company for first big swim...

    "I recently participated in the Challenged Athletes Triathlon in San Diego. I was the first time I have ever swam in the ocean or in a race like this in general and wetsuit rental was awesome!! They help me pick out the suit that would match the water temperature and their questions helped me get a suit that fit perfectly! It came in a timely manner and even had quick fixes if the suit didn't fit right. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone looking to rent a wetsuit!"

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  • Plus, we offer a little extra

    The following resources include everything from water temperature data to instructional videos. We hope you'll find the information here useful!

Like... To sleeve or not to sleeve?

Because neoprene sleeves increase your buoyancy, we encourage you to wear a full-sleeve wetsuit whenever water temps are comfortable enough to do so. Your race director will likely contact you with accurate present-time water temperature info closer to the date of your event. The water temperature data we've gathered from open-water swims during the past decade is presented in the map below and will give you an idea of what to expect.

60o

BRRR! Go with the full-sleeves and consider a neoprene cap, as well, to help keep your core body temp up.

60o-64o

Definitely go with full-sleeves at these cool temperatures.

65o-70o

Manageable without sleeves at these temps. We'd recommend going with full-sleeves, though, for added warmth and buoyancy.

71o-77o

Warm enough to go without sleeves, but unless you run super hot, consider wearing them anyway for the additional buoyancy.

78o-83o

Wetsuits won't be legal at USAT events, but if you're willing to forego the podium, consider wearing a sleeveless wetsuit.

84o>

Wetsuits won't be legal or even allowed at USAT sanctioned events.

Still have questions?

We've answered the most common questions we hear below, but feel free to contact us with anything not covered here!

So, Contact Us Today

Our team is ready to help take the stress out of your next open-water swim.
Contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions - we love to hear from you!

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360 297 1818

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Kingston, WA

We have Wetsuit Rentals for the Whole Family!

We can outfit the serious athlete for his next Ironman, his teenage daughter for her first triathlon, and even his toddler daughter for some beach play.

Adult

95-300+ lbs

Adult Rental

$65

Youth

65-100 lbs

Youth Rental

$50

Child

45-65 lbs

Child Rental

$35