dry suit storage question
Posted by: old_user on Jan-30-13 1:51 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Two part question.
What is the best way to store your dry suit while not in use? Its a GORE-TEX® Meridian Dry Suit. folded Up? or on a hanger?
What is the best way to transport the suit to the river? Maybe in a bag? or storage type box.
thanks in advance for any thoughts
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I use a large plastic hanger|
Posted by: jcbikeski on Jan-30-13 1:57 PM (EST)
One I got at a dive shop that is a few inches thick to hang in a cool, dry place. The most important thing I think is to avoid creases that will stay that way for very long. So when travelling I might roll it about around some other clothes so it's not rolled super tight.
I made a hanger out of 2" PVC pipe|
Posted by: clarion on Jan-30-13 2:00 PM (EST)
... and rope. No creases during storage. I transport it in the care by just chucking it on top of my others stuff.
Posted by: jimyaker on Jan-30-13 4:25 PM (EST)
Spray the gaskets before putting it away from the season to keep them from drying out. A beefy plastic or cloth hanger is probably a good idea too. Or pack it loosely in a bin or something. If it's going into more permanent storage, a plastic clothing bag might also be helpful. The manufacturer may have other recommendations as well.
Posted by: hodtay on Jan-31-13 1:50 PM (EST)
Unzip the zippers for storage.
Zippers Randomly open...|
Posted by: johnysmoke on Jan-31-13 5:18 PM (EST)
So as not to create an indentation (memory) anywhere, as in not stored fully open or closed, and not in the same spot all the time.
Posted by: haresfur on Feb-03-13 1:55 AM (EST)
Open zipper per Kokatat instructions after they replaced the zipper on mine.
I fold very loose and make sure zippers|
Posted by: thirstyturtle on Feb-03-13 8:15 PM (EST)
are open and flat ...no bends in them, then store in a mesh bag and hang where it can get air and circulation. Inside.