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Old 25 April 2013, 17:57   #1
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Hi All,

years ago I heard of dampire dryzone - seems br off the market now...

So any tips drying out Welles or dry suits overnight?

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Hi All,

years ago I heard of dampire dryzone - seems br off the market now...

So any tips drying out Welles or dry suits overnight?

Buy a kilo or so of indicating silica gel (it's available on ebay) and find something absorbent to hold it in that won't catch fire in the oven when you dry it out at low heat.The plate warming setting on a gas oven is enough.

Don't use socks, the cotton dries out so much it comes off the elastic in the fabric like dust. Tubigrip works. You've got to take the gel out to dry it though or it'll take hours to dry.
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I've a set here that I use in the dry suit - shame you can't get it anymore.

DIY version is cat litter and a pair of tights, works the same but doesn't look so good

You can still get a version of them here -

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Stuff wellies with newspaper.
Hang dry suit inside out in the engine room or by the woodstove or what have you.
You can get purpose made warm air hoses that fit into the arms and legs for drysuits. Bit over the top though.
Maybe you should think about getting a Goretex one then it won't get wet inside.
I recently bought a Kokatat expedition suit it's proving to be pretty robust even though I splashed motor oil all over it and ripped a hole in the leg on my first wear.
It's super breathable and dry to wear.
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