<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> They don't stay in the suit; they come out the end of the sleeves or legs. Though I suppose you might get a better catch if you left the bags on your hands... it'd be almost like having webbed fingers. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Besides BodyGlide and Aisle 5-type products (i.e. Sport Slick or other silicone based lubricants), I saw someone using baby shampoo as a lubricant for getting their suit on. I don't know for sure if it would be bad for neoprene, but I doubt that it would be. BodyGlide, silicone lubricants, and plastic bags are all known safe options.<br><br>
Another tip for putting your wetsuit on is to turn all but the lower legs inside out. Pull it on past your calves, then, you sort of unroll it up your body as you turn it back right-side out. This seems to lesson the chance of fingernail holes and tears... at least for me. My suit is lower end, so it tears pretty easily. Thankfully, neoprene repairs are easy, too.<br><br>
The suit will be much easier to get off when it's wet. I usually try to avoid the step-on-a-leg move since the manufacturers tend to frown on it. Though, in my first race, I was so completely thrashed by the time I got out of the water, that I was all for the step-on-a-leg removal procedure. It is quite fast and effective.