Why not order a set of spare seals that can be fitted yourself or make up a drysuit repair kit for those longer dive trips. If you don't fancy DIY see "Drysuit Repairs" Please note the warning below.
For adhesive suitable for drysuit repairs and fitting seals see "Glues and Accessories" page.
How to fit Heat-On Latex Drysuit seals - HeatOn-SelfSeal HeatOn-SelfSeal If due to shipping restrictions you cannot get hold of the correct adhesive to fit your own drysuit seal replacements, why not try our HeatOn-SelfSeal system. We pre coat the seals that can then be applied to your suit using heat. Click here for fitting guidance
Neck Seal Sizing Guide
Latex neck seal sizes (some trimming may be necessary): Extra Small: neck size 31-41cm Small: neck size 34-44cm Medium/Large: neck size 37-47cm
Wrist Seal Sizing Guide and Adhesive Information
Latex wrist seal sizes: Extra Small: wrist size 12.5-14.5cm Small: wrist size 13.5-15.5cm Medium: wrist size 15.5-18.0cm Large: wrist size 17.5-19.5cm Extra Large: wrist size 19.5-21.6cm Extra Extra Large: wrist size 20.5-23cm The above size ranges are intended as a guide, since how tight a seal should be is very subjective.
Latex socks are rarely fitted to diving suits bur are commonly on suits used for surface watersports they come in two types 2D and 3D, the 2D socks are basically flat whereas the 3D have more of a foot shape moulded in. The biggest difference is not the shape but the dimension across the top which determines which type can be fitted to which suit. You need to measure the ankle of the suit where the new sock is to be fitted. If you measure this flat across and then double it you get the circumference. Ideally the suit should be 1-2cm bigger than the sock which allows the latex to very, very slightly stretched on which gives the best finish. If the sock is bigger than the suit you will end up with creases in the latex which will probably leak. The 2D measure 18.5cm flat so fit a suit with an ankle circumference of 37cm perfectly. The 3D measure 21cm flat so fit a suit with an ankle circumference of 43cm perfectly. The above sizes have nothing to do with you actual foot size these are as follows. XL shoe size 44-47 L shoe size 42-43 M shoe size 39-41 S shoe size 36-38
Compressed Neoprene Socks
Compressed neoprene socks can be DIY fitted to both neoprene and membrane drysuits by butt joining or overlapping gluing respectively. The socks are manufactured from the same 3mm compressed neoprene that we produce our Ultra drysuits from. The seams are blind stitched and sealed internally with a urethane bead. All sizes are 25cm high. The circumference of the top of the sock various with the size of sock. This circumference must be close to the circumference of the ankle of the drysuit.
Latex ankle seals come in two types 42cm and 36cm this refers to the dimension across the top which determines which type can be fitted to which suit. You need to measure the ankle of the suit where the new seal is to be fitted. If you measure this flat across and then double it you get the circumference. Ideally the suit should be 1-2cm bigger than the seal which allows the latex to very, very slightly stretched on which gives the best finish. If the seal is bigger than the suit you will end up with creases in the latex which will probably leak. The 36cm measure 18.5cm flat so fit a suit with an ankle circumference of 37cm perfectly. The 42cm measure 21cm flat so fit a suit with an ankle circumference of 43cm perfectly. The above sizes have nothing to do with you actual ankle size these are as follows. M-L ankle sizes 22cm-27cm (measured just above the ankle bones ) S ankles sizes 19cm-24cm
Basic repairs on drysuits are relatively easy if the correct materials and tools are used, if however the work is not carried out correctly then this may cause a failure of the suit during use. If in doubt about any work that needs to be carried out return the article to the supplier or manufacturer. We recommend that the replacing of dry zips and dry boots only be done by experienced workshops or they should be returned to the factory.
It is essential when using glues and solvents that the necessary safety precautions are followed. We recommend that you use Stormsure 2-part neoprene adhesive for repairs, but any neoprene based glue for marine use should be suitable. Use Dunlop T559 solvent for cleaning and thinning adhesive, alternative toluene based solvent may be used. Repairing holes in neoprene drysuits is easier using Aquaseal urethane repair adhesive and sealant from McNett. Make sure that you request the Safety data sheets for these products and observe the handling, storage instructions and warnings. SEE Glues and Accessories
Spares and Accessories Drysuits and undersuits go out by carrier and need to be signed for. For spares and accessories we us good old Royal Mail as we find they offer a reliable service at reasonable cost (remember postage is free to UK mainland addresses). We always use first class and try and try to make the package so it will go through a normal letter box. When sending smaller items overseas we use their airmail service which seems to work well to most countries.