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Old 05 January 2015, 12:26   #11
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I've had a Typhoon Max B for two seasons and it's been great so far, no problems at all and reasonably comfy to wear all day, out of choice I'd have boots fitted instead of the socks but that's just a personal choice
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Old 05 January 2015, 13:25   #12
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neoprene is a lot more comfortable but can leak a little when paddling a kayak or swimming about. latex seals in my opinion still have their place, but for general use / cruising then go for neo.
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Took two Scorpions from Fleetwood to The new Belfast City marina and back on Sunday 240 miles it was fairly lumpy and my Typoon dry suit didn't let ion a drop
Neoprene seals very comfortable
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Old 05 January 2015, 14:38   #14
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Took two Scorpions from Fleetwood to The new Belfast City marina
Thread drift - but what's that marina like? Route in, landside access, safe?
Are VTS a PITA?
I'd be tempted to swing in there sometime - any info/photos appreciated.
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The zipper is purchased from another manufacturer, so that is not necessarily the suit manufacturers fault, although they do get to choose who the manufacturer is. With two failures I would also start questioning the person using the suit about proper maintenance, usage, and storage. All zippers need to be lubed often.

How come the suit manufacturer isn't just repairing the drysuit by replacing the zipper?

I am surprised no one mentioned silicon. Super comfortable, doesn't leak, and can be replaced in the field in two minutes. Only downfall is it is more fragile. I have never gotten a hang mans neck from silicon, but sometimes did from latex. Neoprene leaks too much for me.

Today for surface suits Gortex is where it is at too. I got a DUI one for free that needed a zipper and seals. Being able to sweat and not have to live in it all day is good for comfort in so many ways.
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My wife has a typhoon took the socks off and fitted neo boots she stops in it all day still looks and works well after 5years
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Peter-c, thanks for the advice and happy for you to question.
Drysuits were less than 2 weeks old (each) and the plastic zips failed on their first outing - 1 time while dinghy sailing, the other helping kids launch their dinghies. The retailer has been excellent and, knowing the issue, replaced the 2 suits without quibble.

I didn't question the manufacturer although having spent a good portion of my life in manufacturing I do question their QA processes on this particular component of this model of suit.

With regards your questioning competence of the user, I've been diving in drysuits for around 15 years (and logging 200+ dives a year for some of those as an instructor) My current brass zipped trilaminate is close to 10yrs old and other than through old latex seals hasn't leaked.
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just read in power boat & rib, northern diver are doing breathable boating dry suits transit suit 300 & storm force 4 from 375 boots extra.
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