Drysuit Technology Explained

Typhoon International

November 24, 2023

Drysuit technology explained 


Typhoon International’s wide selection of drysuits for leisure users are each designed for a purpose.  All of them have thoughtful features aimed giving the wearer the best possible protection.  Here’s a rundown of what to look out for in our drysuit range.

TX-4 fabric – this is a nylon trilaminate with the addition of a waterproof coating.  A breathable fabric, it is strong and durable. 

Glideskin – used in the neck and cuff seals for a comfortable fit. Glideskin is really stretchy, this makes the suits really easy to put on and provides seal to keep the water out. 

PU reinforced – tough composite fibres are used in this fabric to create extra hard wear zones, for instance in the drysuit’s knees and seat.  

Articulated arms and knees – Typhoon knows that arms and legs aren’t often straight, so there is a bit of ‘pre-bend’ in our designs to make movement easy. 

YKK Aquaseal Zipa heavy duty plastic zip with an innovative seal between the zipper elements, for ultra protection.  Lightweight and ideal for use in salt water environments. 

BDM zip – another tough zip which keeps the wearer dry, even under water. 

Three types of built-in socks feature in Typhoon’s drysuits for leisure users: Fabric socks, Latex socks and Neoprene socks.  

Front Zip entry – the zip runs diagonally across the front of the suit, giving a wide opening that’s easy to get into and out of. 

Back Zip entry – Typhoon incorporates a 3D panel into the back of the suit to integrate the YKK Aquaseal Zip so the wearer can zip and unzip without help.  

Hinge zip entry – The hinge entry system offers an alternative waist entry system, which is popular with kayakers. 

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