Ever woken up the day after a dive, looking forward to what today’s dive will bring, but dreading pulling on a still-damp, cold, smelly wetsuit?
Well, it looks like a group of divers and surfers from Spain, Switzerland and the USA have a solution for that.
A couple of winters ago, this group came up with an idea for a device that dries and deodorizes your wetsuit in 18 minutes. More than 12 prototypes later, this team of “surfer-preneurs,” as they call themselves, is ready to introduce their final version: the Blawesome wetsuit dryer.
The main challenge was to put together an oversized, foldable hanger and a powerful air blower into an ultra-compact and shock resistant unit. But it’s not just a dryer: How many times have you forgotten to properly rinse your suit and after a few hours in your trunk it smells?
The Blawesome integrates a deodorizing pearl that slowly evaporates within the airflow, leaving your wetsuit bacteria-free and properly deodorized. This helps preserve the wetsuit and extend its lifespan.
Additionally, the Blawesome sports a magnetic hanger that allows you to stick it on any metallic surface. The Neodymium magnetic hook can hold up to 62lbs/28 kg of load.
When folded, the Blawesome measures in as a slim 5.5-inch-/14-cm-tall cylinder, allowing it to fit in any handbag or regular backpack.
The Blawesome team is ready to deliver worldwide but will be starting a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to get some initial momentum. Before that, the group is running a lottery to give away 10 free units for those who register on the wetsuitdryer.com website by August 25th, the day the Kickstarter campaign begins.
Additionally, the first 200 worldwide backers will be able to buy the Blawesome at half-price for US$65/57 Euros.
For more info, watch the video below or check out the company’s website at thewetsuitdryer.com.