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Drysuit undergarments multiple days of diving?

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by Manatee Diver, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Unless a good bit of deco is planned, probably not in Mexico.
     
  2. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Like the others, I bring a bunch of base layers and just hang the undergarment up to dry. If it gets particularly smelly then I’ll wash it. After a few house rentals with and without washer/dryers I only like to rent ones that have a washer/dryer. Let’s me take less base layers and gives me the ability to wash my undergarments if necessary.
     
  3. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I would just hang it up to air dry when on multiday dive trips then wash them once I'm back home. That was my FE Halo 3D. I would wear a smartwool base layer under that and I had multiple sets of those. I would wear one base layer for maybe 2 days and hang it to air dry in between.
     
  4. Chanly83

    Chanly83 Contributor

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    Sorry to hijack your thread @Manatee Diver
    What are peoples thoughts on FE J2 base layer for this sort of situation. I know they aren’t cheap but either is flying a drysuit to Mexico. But according to their website it was designed for extended use diving...
     
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Just a little extra information to evaluate. The baking soda based "scent killer" sprays hunters utilize do a nice job of killing sweat bo (body odor) for thermals when you are air drying them. It also reduces the number of wash cycles that breaks down the insulating ability of the fabric.

    YMMV
     
  6. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Contributor

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    ive gotten in the habit of storing my thermal layers in a bag with a scented drier sheet......does a pretty good job of alleviating any funk
     
  7. flymolo

    flymolo DIR Practitioner

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    4th element arctics work fine in mx as well as florida. just wash every day/every other day or else they can get pretty funky
     

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