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Bare Trilam HD Tech Dry Suit fabric issue

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by Soakedlontra, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    I have a year old Bare Trilam HD Tech dry suit. I dive on average two times a week. Yesterday I discovered that on the left arm in the armpit area the fabric is 'peeling off'. Then I saw an L shaped pressure point a little further up from the armpit area. My buddy thinks that maybe the left shoulder strap of my harness (I use a back plate with wing as BC) is rubbing against the fabric creating a lot of friction so that's why the fabric is wearing out.

    Is there a way to fix this problem without the need to make holes in the fabric?


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  2. jlovold

    jlovold Barangay Pasaway

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    Warranty issue.

    A friend of mine had similar problems with his HD Tech, and got a new Tech Trilam instead, which he is massively in love with!
     
  3. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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  4. FlyinV

    FlyinV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't think Bare will do anything unless its leaking.
    (At least they didn't do anything about mine when it did this)
     
  5. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    What do you think is causing this problem? In my case I use a 5 ft. long hose that goes underneath my right arm (if I wrote left earlier on I was wrong). The hose is the kind that is made with a stiff net mesh rather than smooth plastic/rubber. I am wondering if the rubbing of that hose against the dry suit can damage the fabric in that way.
     
  6. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    At last I received a reply from the dive shop where I bought the suit: I have to mail it to Bare...so no more diving for a while!:depressed:
     
  7. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    Well, I guess I got lucky because Bare is going to replace it. Another issue that I had with the suit was its size. I always felt that it was too small especially under the armpits. I don't know whether that contributed in wearing out the fabric or not.
     
  8. dbulmer

    dbulmer DIR Practitioner

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    SoakedLontra,
    Just a thought - Ask for some suit material - if it happens again you could add a patch on the inside of the suit.
     
  9. Soakedlontra

    Soakedlontra Manta Ray

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    Thanks for your thought! I wonder if they are going to change the material for the arms...
     
  10. lucca brassi

    lucca brassi Photographer

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    do you use miflex hose ?

    It looks to me more harness webbing is not right set and maybe D chest ring with light/2'nd stage cliped might interfere that point in suit
     

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