Dry suit survey - DUI


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DUI CLX 450 (872) THE SUITS


Distributor: SDS Watersports 0114 248 8688.
First Impressions: A very nice, well-made suit. I was eager to try it on. It looks to be made of a non-snagging material. Its so well made I guess it would last 10 years or more.
Material and Construction: A mixture of hard-wearing Cordura materials. The upper part bears a pattern. Double-stitched and glued seams. Heavyweight glue looks almost like vulcanising. Over-length torso with tuck and crotch-strap. Short neck collar.
Boots: Sock-ends to be worn with separate DUI Rock Boots. You must be sure to put on the boots before you walk about, as we fear that the sock-ends would otherwise soon wear a hole. They are not suited to abuse.
Zip: Diagonal front zip with second zipped outer covering over.
Seals: Latex bellows-type neck seal with conical latex wrist seals.
Wrist Seal Contact Length: 3cm.
Knee Pads: Very long double layer of material.
Valves: DUI/Apeks rotating inflation and auto dump.
Notable Other Features: Fixed braces with one point to detach. Internal elasticated waist.
Ease of Dressing: I managed on my own - almost! I needed a second person to complete the last part of the zip. There seems to be a potential stress point on the zip where it turns round the hip. It is no more comfortable than a conventional cross-shoulder zip suit. It evoked comments such as: Welcome, Mr Bond!
In The Water: As stylish as it looks. The first time I have heard people say I looked smart. It was like swimming in a tuxedo and it was effortless to drive through the water.
Approx. Weight: 3.2kg.
Made-to-Measure: Stock sizes only.
Tested by: Gerry Gooch.


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