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    How long can NEW swimsuits be kept?

    I bought many TYR swimsuits 6+ years ago because they were on sale and I liked them very much. I've used about half of them and the remaining can still last another 6+ years. Will they still be good? (So far I don't see any change of quality) Do they deteriorate even though never used (still in the original plastic bag)? They are 92% polyester, 8% spandex, with polyester lining.

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    Re: How long can NEW swimsuits be kept?

    A swimwear manufacturer told me the elastic thread that makes up the spandex deteriorates over time even in storage. However its a small percentage of the total swimsuit so it should last longer than one with more spandex.

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    Re: How long can NEW swimsuits be kept?

    I'd think the first thing to go in dry storage would be the elastic in the waistband so if that still has the stretch to it you should be fine...

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    Re: How long can NEW swimsuits be kept?

    Thanks for the replies. So it seems it will be fine... I was worried about the fabric may somehow "rot".

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    Re: How long can NEW swimsuits be kept?

    Anyone remember the Tootsie Pop commercial from the 80's? The one where the kid wants to know how many licks it takes to finish one, and the owl shows him? This thread reminds me of that

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    Re: How long can NEW swimsuits be kept?

    Quote Originally Posted by 67King View Post
    Anyone remember the Tootsie Pop commercial from the 80's? The one where the kid wants to know how many licks it takes to finish one, and the owl shows him? This thread reminds me of that
    Now I know, thanks


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    Re: How long can NEW swimsuits be kept?

    consider stopping them in Ziploc bags that you roll and seal

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    Re: How long can NEW swimsuits be kept?

    Quote Originally Posted by ande View Post
    consider stopping them in Ziploc bags that you roll and seal
    They are in the original TYR bags, just like ziploc bags. I actually had problem with new goggles' silicone skirts getting yellowed even not used and opened, not sure if it's due to air or temperature. So I now keep them in layer after layer of plastic bags in a fridge...

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