Shrink a stretched-out vest?

SlalomSteveSlalomSteve Posts: 198 Baller
I've been using an O'Neill Slasher vest for about 2 years. Really like it, but as vests do, it's stretched a bit and now when I'm sitting in the water it rides up. Can I wash it in hot water to shrink it down like a cotton tshirt, or will that damage it?

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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,618 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    The only thing that I've ever seen work is having a vest sit all winter.
    Scott Calderwood
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,400 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    I wonder how many people buy a vest because it fits nice in the shop or because it is what they think there size is.
    I buy a vest that I can barely do up or even have to immerse in water to get it on , after a few sets , nice snug fit.
    So buy smaller or follow @Hortons advice.

    Looking Forward To Getting On The Water, It Has Been A Bleak Winter

  • SlalomSteveSlalomSteve Posts: 198 Baller
    It was very tight when I bought it, it's taken two years to stretch out and it's still not terrible, just wondering if I can improve it. For reference, I'm 5'10", 160lbs and I use a Small.
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 2,400 ★★★★Quad Panda Award Recipient ★★★★
    @SlalomSteve I have a suggestion for you , maybe take it to somebody that can carry out a nip and tuck on the vest.

    Looking Forward To Getting On The Water, It Has Been A Bleak Winter

  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,213 Mega Baller
    Keep it for winter. Get a heater top or wetsuit to ful the gap.

    Buy a smaller summer vest
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,583 Mega Baller
    Put two holes in the neoprene near the zipper 1/2 inch from bottom with a hole punch. Tie your shorts string through those holes to help keep the vest down. You see this feature used by a lot of manufacturers with their vests.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • FSSPCatFSSPCat Posts: 175 Baller
    Hate to say it, but you’re looking at either a new vest or gaining weight. Every time you get it wet, it’s going to expand.
  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 847 Mega Baller
    Sell/give it to a bigger friend and go shopping!
  • MinelickskierMinelickskier Posts: 82 Baller
    Ya gotta love these responses! Lolol
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 1,057 Crazy Baller
    I always have a bigger size to use over wetsuits for spring and fall.
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