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DRYSUIT technology explained

Kirsty

October 06, 2021

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.

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