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Soakedlontra
July 16th, 2012, 01:20 PM
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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jlovold
July 16th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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!

Soakedlontra
July 19th, 2012, 10:16 AM
[QUOTE=jlovold;6413731]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![/QUOTE

I doubt that Bare will replace mine. It's more than one year old. I have contacted Bare and I am waiting for a reply.

FlyinV
July 21st, 2012, 12:18 AM
I don't think Bare will do anything unless its leaking.
(At least they didn't do anything about mine when it did this)

Soakedlontra
July 23rd, 2012, 02:55 PM
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.

Soakedlontra
July 27th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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:

Soakedlontra
August 22nd, 2012, 11:04 AM
I don't think Bare will do anything unless its leaking.
(At least they didn't do anything about mine when it did this)

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.

dbulmer
August 22nd, 2012, 12:23 PM
SoakedLontra,
Just a thought - Ask for some suit material - if it happens again you could add a patch on the inside of the suit.

Soakedlontra
August 22nd, 2012, 08:29 PM
SoakedLontra,
Just a thought - Ask for some suit material - if it happens again you could add a patch on the inside of the suit.

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

lucca brassi
August 23rd, 2012, 02:24 AM
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.

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

elan
August 23rd, 2012, 06:40 AM
That's just the problem of their design. I got those spots here and there, I just ignore them as they do not progress. I have the suit for 3 years now. In some places where my harness rubs against the suit the fabric fries. Even if they replace you the suit you might still get the same issue.

Soakedlontra
August 30th, 2012, 08:38 PM
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

Yes I use a miflex hose and I am considering switching to a regular smooth hose. Another thing that I have been thinking about is to somehow add some padding to the webbing of my harness like a piece of neoprene for instance. The webbing may be too tight too.

a22shady
August 30th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Have had my Baret HD Tech-dry for a while and also dive BP/W as does my G/F noth have mifles hoses and have not notices any of those issue's. I have allblack suit too might make it little harder to notice. However Bare does offer lifetime warranty and they seem to really stand behing there product where I have seen others fall and get worse...

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