Drysuit Technology Explained
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 Zip – a 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.