Before putting on your wetsuit, ensure it is dry and the zipper is on your back side. Placing one leg in at a time, position your foot in the wetsuit by pointing your toe and pulling the suit over your foot. It is best to bring the suit to about mid calf to ensure you have ample room to bring the suit up as far as possible.
When putting on your wetsuit, take care to use the pads of your fingers, not your fingernails, to prevent ripping. You want to be sure to grab equal parts neoprene and liner to prevent the material from separating which increases the risk of tears. Often times we will see surface tears which happens when the neoprene is pulled away from the liner. Take a little extra care when putting it on and taking it off - remember a well fitting suit should take 15-20 minutes to put on! Once the suit is mid calf, use the number 1 as a reference point to make sure the suit is on the proper place on your knees. Align the  marker to the center of the kneecaps. Carefully continue to pull the suit up into the crotch, leaving as little excess space as possible. Next, pull the suit up over the torso and onto each arm. Inch the fabric up around the elbow to align the  marker to the inside of the elbow. Continue to pull the material into each armpit and confirm the  marker is aligned to the top of the shoulder. Confirm that the neck flap is flush against the skin.
On dry land the suit should feel a little snug, but it will loosen up in the water. We highly recommend you swim in the suit in the pool or open water to feel for yourself how fast the suit performs.