The neoprene swim vest is cleaned and stored correctly to extend its life! Here is how to clean a neoprene swimsuit: Before that, let’s list a few wrong demonstrations Q: Can I wash neoprene swim vest in the washing machine? A: No; do not machine wash, dry clean or use strong detergents. Do not put the PFD near a direct heat source or put it in a clothes dryer to dry it. Never put the life jacket in a standard washing machine. Stirring and heat will break down the foam and invalidate the neoprene. Q: Can neoprene swim vest be dried in the sun? A: Neoprene is very susceptible to ultraviolet radiation, so you need to be careful when drying or storing swim vests made of this synthetic material. You can dry swim vests in the sun, but make sure not to leave them outside for more than a few hours, and turn the swim vests halfway during the drying process. Ultraviolet rays can cause neoprene rubber to age, which can make it brittle and break more easily. Do not wash, dry or iron like other clothes Swim vests are not like your ordinary clothes, so don't treat them like that. Washing swim vests in an ordinary washing machine, drying in a dryer, and then ironing (don't know why you even need to do this) will seriously damage your swim vests. You may think this is self-evident, but you will be surprised. When cleaning the neoprene swim vest, only the correct swim vest care technique can be used. When cleaning the neoprene swim vest, you can apply a little force. After all, it is often exposed to salt water and water cleaning chemicals, so it needs to be cleaned thoroughly. If the neoprene is especially dirty or grimy, you may want to soak it overnight. After each wearing, wash the swim vest with ordinary cold water by hand, and then dry it as follows. To be clear: Under no circumstances should you dry the neoprene swim vest. Extreme heat will melt it and make a mess on the floor of your laundry room. To avoid this bad experience, please let your neoprene swim vest lay flat on a towel to dry, or hang them on the ribbon tag on the hanger. This will ensure that folds will not occur when dry, which can lead to weak spots in the material.