Northcore Wetsuit Changing Mat Review

🕓   3 min read✏️   Updated on 23rd March 2023


Welcome back friends, in today’s blog post we’ll be looking at my ‘Northcore Wetsuit Changing Mat Review’.

We’ll explore everything you’d want to know about these changing mat things before purchasing. Here’s a rundown of the topic’s we’re going to cover…

1. Northcore Wetsuit Changing Mat Review Video
2. Good Things About The Product
3. Not So Good Things About The Product
4. Would I Recommend?
5. Changing Mat Alternatives

It’s a super quick read, so let’s get started!


1. Northcore Wetsuit Changing Mat Review Video



2. Good Things About The Product

So, let’s start the review with the good things about the Northcore wetsuit changing mat…

  • All of the gross water, dust, sand, dirt is fully contained in the bag
  • You can fit up to three full sized wetsuits inside
  • Can be used as a makeshift reservoir underneath a dripping wetsuit
  • It’s super easy to clean
  • Made of high quality material so will last for ages
  • It’s great value at under £20


3. Not So Good Things About The Product

  • Doesn’t offer much cushioning against the ground, more of a barrier


4. Would I Recommend This Product?

So, the big question – would I recommend it to you guys? Absolutely!

Since purchasing this thing I’ve taken it on every single trip (30+ trips) and it hasn’t failed me once. I’ve recommended it to everyone who asks and think it’s a great addition to any surfers accessory bag. I also didn’t think this was a problem that even needed solving before I bought one.

Northcore Wetsuit Changing Mat and Wetsuit Bag

In short, it’s great at what it does, built with premium material, can fit more than one wetsuit making it huge value for money.


5. Changing Mat Alternatives

Of course, Northcore aren’t the only brand out there making changing mats. Here are a few other options if the Northcore product is not available.


Osprey Wetsuit Changing Mat & Bag

The next best alternative comes from our friends at Osprey.

This wetsuit changing mat is basically exactly the same as the Northcore version. It’s super easy to clean, comes with the drawstring bag and a 100cm diameter. All of these result in a very well reviewed wetsuit changing mat on Amazon.

So, if you aren’t able to get the Northcore version, I’d absolutely recommend the Osprey version as the next best choice.



MagiDeal Waterproof Changing Mat

If the above is still out of your price range, this MagiDeals changing mat is the cheapest alternative on this list.

It’s almost half the price of the two above, but doesn’t turn into a wetsuit bag. So, it’s basically a slightly more comfy mat than the gravel you might have changed on before.

With a diameter of only 60cm, it’s also the smallest changing mat by quite some distance.


Rip Curl’s ‘Wettie’ Change Mat

The final and most expensive alternative comes from Rip Curl.

If you’re in super need of a wetsuit changing mat and can’t get your hands on the other options, this Rip Curl version is a solid backup.

It’s the most expensive out of all of the alternative options, but will do the job just as well.



So guys I hope my ‘Northcore Wetsuit Changing Mat Review’ has helped answer any questions you might of had about these products.

Let me know in the comments if there’s any other brands you’ve tried and feel are just as good as this Northcore one.

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