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Drygloves for neopren wrists

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Alexander Nygaard, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Uhhh...yes....that is what this

    and this

    are referring to.

    Some folks like neoprene seals as they find them comfortable and less prone to catastrophic tearing.

    My preference though is to have a user replaceable seal system like the Si-Tech wrist and neck rings installed in my suit...it allows me to use silicone seals which are hypoallergenic, field replaceable, conform well to body contours, and are overall less expensive when needing to replace seals over the life of my suit compared to glued on latex or neoprene seals. Less hassle too as it makes it so seals can be user replaced in minutes without the need to cancel the dive, schedule a repair at the diveshop or muck about with chemicals like mek, acetone, and glues.

    I had a wrist seal tear when taking my suit off between dives. It took me longer to fish the spare seal out of my save-a-dive kit than it took me to remove and replace torn seal.

    All the solutions for dryglove systems that I mentioned in my last post are all a bit more elegant than the Northern Divers system. That is not a dis on the ND system, it certainly has its place, but it is a bulky system compared to the others...that may or may not be an issue for you. If I had a suit with neoprene seals I would dive with the ND system....actually no I wouldn't, I would have the suit converted to use the si-tech system and choose a less clunky looking dryglove system...but that is just me.

    -Z
     
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  2. stretchthepenn

    stretchthepenn Barracuda

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    According to the instruction booklet, no. The Ultima system will fit on latex seals and is compatible with several types of built-in rings, but it's not compatible with neoprene wrist seals.
     
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  3. Alexander Nygaard

    Alexander Nygaard Angel Fish

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    Thanks for your answer, the money is a bit tight, because i have just bought all my equipment, and all my course. So for now I think I will settle with the ND system. I think it will be a bit more expensive to change the seals silicone and then buy an other system. But I can do that when my neoprene seals are broken and needed to be changed :)
     

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