DUI introduces Silicone ZipSeals
Innovative seal-replacement system is available in silicone version
Drysuit maker DUI is introducing new Silicone ZipSeals to its range of high end accessories.
The company’s ZipRing/ZipSeal system is well established. If a neck or wrist seal fails, rather than needing to send the suit for repair, owners can simply attach a new one via the zip.
divers can replace their own seal in a minute
DUI has taken this one stage further by launching a silicone-based version.
Silicone ZipSeals are more UV and ozone resistant, so promise to last longer in most conditions. They are also softer and more comfortable to wear, not to mention ideal for people with latex allergies.
Divers with prominent wrist tendons will experience drier dives when flexing their hands, and the new ZipSeals are easy to don and take off due to a stretch and slick coating applied to the inside.
Silicone ZipSeals can be used on all DUI drysuits already fitted with DUI neck ZipRings and most DUI wrist ZipRings.
DUI President Susan Long said: “It’s all in the zip. Divers have enjoyed the performance, comfort and convenience of ZipSeals for years. The fact that any diver can replace their own seal in a minute without the bulkiness of a hard ring is what has made DUI ZipSeals so popular.
“We wanted to combine ZipSeals with the advantages of silicone. But since silicone can’t be glued, we had to find a new way to make them entirely out of silicone. It is a combination of the right silicone blend for seal durability, the exact hardness of silicone for the ZipRing and a ring design so these seals will lock in place. It’s been a long time coming and divers will love these new seals.”
DUI’s new Silicone ZipSeals are available now on both new DUI drysuits, as well as replacement parts for existing DUI drysuits fitted with DUI ZipRings.
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