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    Dry suit storage

    Hi just wondering how long you would store your suit in itís bag.
    And is it best to take it out every so often to let it have a stretch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick07 View Post
    Hi just wondering how long you would store your suit in itís bag.
    And is it best to take it out every so often to let it have a stretch
    Most suit bags are awful, they are either flat open out efforts or sacks both of which are guaranteed to get squashed
    or stuffed in.

    I use plastic boxes so the suit can be rolled up with the zip facing outwards. This ensures the zip has it's bigges curve
    is not stressed or folded and all the seals are protected. Never had a suit stood on or shoved down the side in transport,
    hard to do that with a box

    For dives a zipped ikea bag fits inside the box with the suit folded in exactly the same way. Once arrive on site pull bag
    with suit already in out of box, get on boat. On return put back with now wet/damp suit back in box and any water
    doesn't go in car

    Zipped ikea bags zip fully open so can be used as changuing mats, they are unlike most bags also long enough for fins
    and can even be used as a rucksac.


    But to awnser your question directly, even if at home get a platsic box and store suit in this rolled up losely. Can then use
    the bag it came in for transport only.

    PS: It's surprising how many suits get attacked by furry friends over the winter, so the box also dobles up as protection.
    Last edited by Tel; 22-01-2020 at 12:08 PM.

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    Cheers tel will pop to garage and put suit inbox
    Thanks for the advice

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    Just to add

    Latex can react with plastic and go liquid if slightly damp/wet, so if you have latex seals assming its a rear entry.
    Place in box ffont facing up and roll feet up so they fall into the box. Fold the arns over, but tuck under the itop
    fold of the suit to ensure they are not touching the lid.

    If it's a front entry suit you do the same, but this time you place in the box back facing up.

    Or you can just place the folded DS bag on top the lot

    Might be academic if you have neo seals, but thought worth mentioning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick07 View Post
    Cheers tel will pop to garage and put suit inbox
    Thanks for the advice
    Quote Originally Posted by Tel View Post
    PS: It's surprising how many suits get attacked by furry friends over the winter, so the box also dobles up as protection.
    I personally wouldn't store a dry suit in the garage

    My harness was in a firmly closed plastic tub and still got nibbled

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    My suits all hang up in the garage using those special drysuit hangers with the zip open.
    When being transported they live in a standard dry suit bag/changing mat rolled up starting with the zip down to avoid the zip being overly bent.

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    All my gear stored in garage except suit. No damage to anything as yet
    But it is a concern .

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    Suit in box in garage bungeed shut .
    Hope it keeps the vermin away cheers for the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchieblackcat View Post
    My suits all hang up in the garage using those special drysuit hangers with the zip open.
    When being transported they live in a standard dry suit bag/changing mat rolled up starting with the zip down to avoid the zip being overly bent.
    Exactly the same - no special treatment. It only ever gets taken down and folded when I am away for a dive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick07 View Post
    Suit in box in garage bungeed shut .
    Hope it keeps the vermin away cheers for the advice
    if they want in they will quickly chew through a plastic box. I know this from experience.

    Mine live on a rail in the garage and hang clear of the floor and adjoining surfaces. the little bar stewards can get in most places but they don't have wings.


 
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