Dry Wear Maintenance & Storage
Avoid unnecessary repair or replacement costs and protect your investment with these tips for Drysuits, Drytops & Drypants.
- Do not use liquid laundry detergent or harsh chemicals when washing
- Use product like Nikwax designed for cleaning technical outerwear
- Hand washing and rinsing is recommended
- Air dry. Do not put items in a dryer
- If the item is used in seawater, rinse in fresh water after each use
TRANSPORTATION & STORAGE
- Do not bend zippers during transport
- Keep out of direct sun and hot vehicles
- Store neatly or on a hanger in a cool dry location
- Clean out obstructions and lubricate the zipper teeth. Never force the zipper to close as it could be damaged if closed over debris
- Never bend or crimp dry zippers
- Your Level Six drysuit comes with TIZIP Lubricant. Apply this product to the docking end from time to time (repeat before long term storage)
- New gaskets take some time to form to your body. Speed up the process by placing an object slightly larger than your neck, wrist or ankle in the gasket and let it sit for 12-24 hours
- Do not use chemicals such as insect repellent or sunscreen around the latex. These products are known to cause significant damage to the latex
- Remove jewellery before you put on or take off the suit/top.
- Even with the best of care, the latex will break down over time. To avoid extra replacement costs, we recommend replacing old gaskets at home. Many online video tutorials are available to guide you through a gasket replacement and it is not a hard do-it-yourself project.
- We recommend Nikwax Spray-On to restore your gear's ability to repel water. Be sure to wash the garment first with a Nikwax Tech Wash before using the spray on waterproofing
- Always air dry before storage
- Store out of direct sunlight in dry, cool conditions
- Hang or loosely roll items
- Avoid humidity
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