Dry suit survey - Hammond


WET n DRY Dry suit survey
HAMMOND (550) THE SUITS


Distributor: Hammond Drysuits 01322 523583.
First Impressions: It looks tough and fit for the purpose. Its not likely to puncture easily. It has no frills but its material looks unlikely to snag on any wreck. Superficially similar to the suits from Oceanic and Northern Diver.
Material and Construction: Cordura material. All seams look to be double-taped with heavyweight tape. It is reassuringly stitched. The crotch-piece seems well-constructed, stitched and taped. It has a ruched elasticated waistband at the back.
Boots: Neoprene-lined boots.
Zip: Mediumweight.
Seals: Heavy-duty latex conical wrist seals and latex conical neck seal.
Wrist Seal Contact Length: 4.5cm.
Knee Pads: Padded, double-skinned.
Valves: Apeks rotating inflator valve. Low profile auto dump. Gaskets only on the outside.
Notable Other Features: Stitched-in braces with quick-release buckles. A proper pocket with a Velcro-sealed flap and tag with D-ring.
Ease of Dressing: Easy on. Easy off.
In The Water: A very good suit. Plenty of manoeuvrability with no restriction or air-migration. If you are not a serious lumphammer diver, this suit should last you 10 years. My favourite suit from the first test day. Its single pocket is perfectly usable. I would buy this suit. I would recommend it to my brother!
Approx. Weight: 4.5kg.
Made-to-Measure: Yes
Tested by: Gerry Gooch.


width=225

Coltrisub Amphibian
Moby
Beaver Iceberg Ultra
Scubapro Spitzbergen
RoHo Duratek
Hammond
Northern Diver Cortex DPD
Polar Bears Discovery
Procean Extreme
Otter Skin
Poseidon Jetsuit TNG Technic
Aquion Pro
Hydrotech Predator
Hunter Pro VSN 1100 Tek
Oceanic Aerdura
Waterproof Antarctic 2000
Typhoon CNK Tech
Body Glove
DUI CLX 450
OThree Zeroth

Back to Intro Page
width=225
width=225
width=210

Start a Forum discussion on this topic