My NRS Triton Inversion drysuit has totally lost its waterproofness after 4 winter seasons. I dried it out and immersed it in the laundry sink to make sure it wasn't just sweat, and the water soaks right through. I would expect the Triton laminate to be at least somewhat waterproof even if the DWR wears off, but the fabric has no water repellency at all. Has anyone had a similar experience with the Triton fabric?
I read the earlier thread about restoring the DWR and tried the 303 Fabric Guard, with zero results. However, the bottle I have is about 8 years old, so it's probably past its effective shelf life. Does anyone have experience renewing the DWR specifically on Triton fabric, and can you recommend the best product to use?
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Posted by: Peter-CA on Nov-18-13 8:03 PM (EST)
Nikwax Tech Wash cleaner and TX.Direct DWR treatment. I have used and it can improve, but chances are it will only last a handful of paddles before you need to do again. I have a Palm drysuit I did this to, but in the end, I replaced it.
Posted by: trilliumlake on Nov-19-13 1:39 PM (EST)
Now I understand why this drysuit had such a low price. Live & learn.
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Posted by: Kocho on Nov-19-13 1:50 PM (EST)
Replenishing the DWR won't do you any good if the inner membrane leaks or if you have seam separation. I have Triton based pants and have been fine for about 4 years of light use. Only issue is some of the tape is coming off at the stretchy waist section. But they are waterproof.
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Posted by: eckilson on Nov-23-13 7:03 AM (EST)
Never had a problem with it losing waterproofness (is that a word?). My problem has been the zippers. I thinks the service is fine. The first time the zipper broke they replaced the suit, but not not the second time. I bought another one anyway. I guess I'm a creature of habit.