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 Post subject: Drysuits and allergy to latex
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:27 pm 
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Have had to sell my old drysuit as developed reaction to latex. Any favorite suits which are neoprene necked and wristed at least. Mainly dive in UK so durable, warm etc etc important. Oh and don't want to spend a fortune.


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 Post subject: Re: Drysuits and allergy to latex
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:26 pm 
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Why not have a custom made suit with Neoprene seals or get latex seals replaced with Neoprene i'd reccomend http://www.hammond-drysuits.co.uk/ they are repairing my Neoprene drysuit and have found them to be excellent. and very reasonably priced.


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 Post subject: Re: Drysuits and allergy to latex
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:54 pm 
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Hi johnsheep,

The drysuit I dive with in the UK is the O'Three MSF500tb which comes with neoprene seals. You buy it off the peg and then O'Three make any adjustments to fit you, which means you get a suit that fits well. You said you don't want to spend a fortune - these are around the £700 mark if I remember rightly.


Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Drysuits and allergy to latex
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:01 pm 
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Another option is the Sports Components Outer Edge neoprene suit. It retails at £399 and does come with latex neck and wrist seals, but these can be ordered in neoprene when you get the suit for £60-80 or so more, so still under £500 for a good neoprene suit.

Worth considering.

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Drysuits and allergy to latex
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:52 pm 
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At some of the recent trade shows, Si-tech have been previewing a silicone seal. It is amazing. You should see the abuse it takes (videos on you-tube). It has the advantage of not being allergenic but seals better than neoprene. It also has enormous stretch so should be comfortable and is available in colours. As far as i understand a number of DS manufacturers have already licensed including Waterproof and should be making it avialble soon. Also you should be able to retro-fit it to any suit using a si-tech ring system.

might be worth checking out


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 Post subject: Re: Drysuits and allergy to latex
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:25 am 
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Hi Johnsheep if interested i have o'three 500tb drysuit for sell in excellent condition and only want £250 for it. If interested send me pm.


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