Prototype drysuit

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Prototype drysuit

Post by SimonMW »

There's a guy in the US working on a new drysuit concept that seals at the waist rather than on the back or torso front. This of course has the advantage that when you don't need a full drysuit the top half can be used as a dry cag.

He reckons he's solved the problem of having a bulky zip digging into your mid-section, so it could be an interesting one to watch.

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Post by DanH »

Interesting stuff! I'd be keen to see some further details on this.

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Post by Poke »

Looks like a great idea.
I'd be interested to see how easy it is to connect/deconnect the two halves.
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Post by blurpup »

Reed already have a solution that is very similar. Not a full split, but the entry is in the midriff. Not having any zip around the shoulders gives a nice amount of freedom around the shoulders.

This is available as a standard option - but not one which is on the website. The instructor's and women's construction is like this as standard, but not the standard mens. Trying on the different options at the factory the middle zip was an easy winner for me.

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