OWNER'S MANUAL SENTINEL SERIES/ AVIATION DRY SUIT

OWNER'S MANUAL SENTINEL SERIES/ AVIATION DRY SUIT
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FOR MODEL NUMBER MSD697
OWNER'S MANUAL
SENTINEL™ SERIES/
AVIATION DRY SUIT
MOBILITY BASED SIZING™
In order to take your measurements correctly and select the appropriate size,
please follow the instructions provided on our website at:
www.mustangsurvival.com/mobility
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION
SENTINEL™ SERIES AVIATION DRY SUIT................................................ 1-2
SENTINEL SERIES SIZING GUIDE.............................................................. 2
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE........................................................................... 3
CCS™ ADJUSTABLE NECK SEAL........................................................... 3
RUBBER NECK AND WRIST SEAL FITTING ........................................ 4
ATTACHING SUSPENDERS......................................................................... 5
DONNING & DOFFING THE DRY SUIT.................................................. 6-8
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE..........................................................9-10
STORING THE DRY SUIT.............................................................................11
FOLDING AND PACKING............................................................................11
REPAIRS........................................................................................................11
ACCESSORIES............................................................................................. 12
WARRANTY INFORMATION...................................................................... 13
CONTACT..................................................................................................... 13
DESCRIPTION
MSD697 SENTINEL™ SERIES – AVIATION DRY SUIT
The Sentinel™ Series Aviation Dry Suit is a waterproof, breathable, FR
constant wear dry suit designed with input from select Army Aviation
units as well as USCG Aviation to aid in hypothermia protection for
extended over water missions in colder climates. The MSD697 is based
on the Sentinel Series platform and offers a great deal of mobility and
comfort.
Optimizing fit, comfort and functionality are extremely important,
especially when a poorly fitted suit can impede on a mission’s
efficiency and your safety. Validated by NAVAIR and the SAR Model
Manager Office, Naval Special Warfare, and swift water and ice
rescue instructors and trainers, our Sentinel™ Series is designed to be
compatible with all types of equipment used in these environments.
•W
aterproof breathable tri-laminate NOMEX®/GORE-TEX® shell fabric
(MIL-DTL-32149)
•M
obility Based Sizing™ reduces bulk and increases range of motion, offering a
semi-custom size fit without the custom price tag
•L
ow profile, lightweight and corrosion resistant YKK Aquaseal® waterproof
front entry, relief and drop seat zippers
•T
wo-point attachment removable suspender system for an improved fit,
mobility and comfort
•R
apid Repair Technology™ enables users to self-replace neck and wrist seals
and repair small leaks in an hour or less
•R
apid Repair latex wrist seal and adjustable neck seal with FR protective wrist
over cuffs and collar
•B
allistic nylon reinforced elbows, knees, and seat
•F
lexible molded foam knee and elbow pads to help prevent injury and still
allow the use of external knee pads
•B
ack knee tabs to secure knee pads in place
•N
eoprene cummerbund Velcro® waist adjustment
• Integrated NOMEX®/GORE-TEX® dry socks
•2
expanding arm pockets with Velcro® closures, pen keepers and covered in
Velcro® for attaching patches
•2
expanding thigh and calf pockets with Velcro® closures large enough to hold
a neoprene hood or inflatable mitts
• 1 Package of YKK® lubricant
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MSD697 SENTINEL™ SERIES – AVIATION DRY SUIT (CONT'D)
The Sentinel™ Series Aviation Dry Suit is easily donned/doffed by the
wearer using a diagonal watertight entry zipper across the torso and
wearer’s left shoulder and includes a relief zipper. Customized fit can
be achieved through adjustment of the internal suspenders to modify
trunk length for improved range of motion.
Every Sentinel™ Series Aviation Operations Dry Suit produced
by Mustang is leak tested to ensure waterproof integrity prior to
leaving our factory. All suits are 100% tested to ensure the highest
level of reliability and performance.
WARNING: DRY SUITS ALONE PROVIDE INADEQUATE PROTECTION FOR EXTREME
CLIMATE DIFFERENCES. ALL USERS SHOULD WEAR APPROPRIATE WICKING THERMAL
UNDERGARMENTS TO PREVENT HYPOTHERMIA (IN COLD CLIMATES) AND MOISTURE
WICKING UNDERGARMENTS TO PREVENT HEAT STROKE (IN WARM CLIMATES).
WARNING: DRY SUITS ARE NOT INHERENTLY BUOYANT. ALL USERS SHOULD WEAR
APPROPRIATE FLOTATION DEVICES WITH THE DRY SUIT.
SENTINEL™ SERIES SIZING GUIDE
Exclusively available for the Sentinel™ Dry Suits, we introduce the
industry’s newest improved fitting platform designed specifically for
dry suit users for tactical, rescue or special operations.
Based on more than two years of extensive anthropometric research,
range of motion testing and user evaluations, Mobility Based Sizing™
offers users a semi-custom suit that reduces bulk and increases range
of motion without the expensive custom price tags or long lead times.
The Mobility Based Sizing™ platform is like none other currently in the
industry.
There are 24 sizes available. To order a suit that fits you best, please
follow the instructions provided on our website at:
www.mustangsurvival.com/mobility
EXTRA
SMALL
2
SMALL
MEDIUM
LARGE
1
LARGE
2
EXTRA
LARGE
DOUBLE
EXTRA
LARGE
TRIPLE
EXTRA
LARGE
SHORT
XSS
SS
MS
L1S
L2S
XLS
XXLS
3XLS
REGULAR
XSR
SR
MR
L1R
L2R
XLR
XXLR
3XLR
LONG
XSL
SL
ML
L1L
L2L
XLL
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – SENTINEL™ SERIES / AVIATION DRY SUIT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
This manual supplies instructional, maintenance and safety information
for the Sentinel™ Series Aviation Dry Suit.
CCS™ ADJUSTABLE NECK SEAL
Mustang’s patented Closed Comfort System CCS™ can be worn loose
to provide comfort out of the water and can quickly be drawn tight
to keep the water out. The adjustable seal also provides increased
durability compared to traditional latex seals and allows the suit to be
worn by multiple users without compromising waterproof integrity.
CAUTION: THE CLOSED COMFORT SYSTEM NECK SEAL (CCS ™) MUST BE FULLY CLOSED
TO PREVENT WATER INTAKE.
1. T
he CCS™ neck seal can be worn loose for comfort, but whenever there is a risk
of accidental immersion the neck seal should be closed enough so that there
aren’t any gaps between the neck seal and the wearer’s neck.
2. To close, pinch the toggle while pulling the elastic drawstring away from the
neck. For maximum effectiveness the neck seal should be adjusted to be snug,
but not uncomfortably tight
3. O
nce the neck seal has been drawn tight, the Velcro® tabs can be attached to
keep the elastic out of the way.
4. To loosen, insert fingers between the neck and the neck seal while pinching
the toggle. Then gently pull on the neck seal with your fingers to loosen.
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RUBBER NECK AND WRIST SEAL FITTING
The Rubber Neck Seals and Wrist Seals may be trimmed at the initial
fitting, but the seals tend to adjust to the wearer after a short period
of time. If no excessive seal restriction exists, and seal fit is acceptable
to the user, the seals should be left as is. Neck seals shall fit snugly
and remain in direct contact with the neck through all normal head
movements. Wrist seals shall fit tightly enough to prevent water entry,
but not tight enough to restrict blood flow. If seal sizing is required,
proceed as follows:
CAUTION: TRIM NECK SEALS WITH EXTREME CAUTION. A SMOOTH TRIM LINE IS
ESSENTIAL. EXCESSIVE OR CARELESS TRIMMING COULD RESULT IN LOOSE SEALS
THAT LEAK AND NECESSITATE REPLACEMENT. AVOID NICKING SEAL FABRIC, AS THIS
COULD RESULT IN TEARING THE SEALS WHEN DONNING AND DOFFING, AND ALSO
COULD RESULT IN SKIN IRRITATION. TRIM ONLY 1 RING AT A TIME. YOU CAN ALWAYS
TRIM MORE, BUT YOU CAN’T REPLACE WHAT YOU HAVE CUT OFF.
1. If neck seal trimming is necessary, turn the neck seal inside-out so you can see
the rings running parallel down the gasket around the circumference of the
neck seal.
2. T
rimming only one ring at a time carefully cut between the rings with a very
sharp pair of scissors.
An alternative method is to place the neck seal inside-out, so the trim rings are
facing out, over a large metal coffee can and carefully cut between the rings
using a very sharp razor blade (x-acto knife or utility knife style).
NOTE: VISUALLY INSPECT THE TRIMMED EDGE FOR NICKS. IF THE CUT IS NOT SMOOTH
AND STRAIGHT CAREFULLY TRIM OUT ANY NICKS. NICKS CAN CAUSE A TEAR DURING
DONNING AND DOFFING
3. Check for fit and if necessary repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is a proper fit.
4. Trim wrist seals in same manner as neck seals using very sharp scissors.
An alternative method is to place the wrist seal inside-out, so the trim rings are
facing out, over a metal soup can (10.5 - 15 oz can) and carefully cut between
the rings using a very sharp razor blade (x-acto knife or utility knife style).
5. After trimming seals, have the user don the suit to determine seal restriction
and water-sealing characteristics. Make any additional adjustments to the seal.
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – SENTINEL™ SERIES / AVIATION DRY SUIT
ATTACHING SUSPENDERS
To attach suspenders please follow the instructions below. The
removable suspenders can be used to improve fit, lower in-water
resistance and reduce fatigue. Suspenders can be adjusted to a
comfortable and secure position.
1. C
ompletely unzip the entry zipper.
2. Open the suit so that the two
attachment points are visible.
3. Thread the end of the nylon strap
attached to the suit through the
rectangular clip on the suspenders.
4. Once the nylon strap has been
threaded, flare the sewn folds
on the strap to prevent it from
passing back through the
rectangular clip.
5. Repeat these steps for the other
attachment point.
6. Use the suspender strap ends to
adjust for a secure
comfortable fit.
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 6
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DONNING & DOFFING THE DRY SUIT
Before donning the suit, ensure that appropriate undergarments have
been selected for the conditions.
CAUTION: ALWAYS DON THE DRY SUIT ON A CLEAN SURFACE SUCH AS A TOWEL OR
TARP TO AVOID ATTRACTING DEBRIS. PEBBLES, SAND, DIRT AND OTHER DEBRIS ON
THE GROUND CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO DRY SUIT SOCK AND COMPROMISE THE SUIT’S
INTEGRITY.
CAUTION: USE EXTREME CARE WHEN DONNING THE DRY SUIT. PRIOR TO DONNING,
REMOVE ALL RINGS, WATCHES, EARRINGS, NECKLACES AND EYEGLASSES THAT WILL
CAUSE DAMAGE TO WRIST AND NECK SEALS. FOOTWEAR OTHER THAN SOCKS MUST
NOT BE WORN INSIDE THE DRY SUIT.
SUIT PREPARATION PRIOR TO DONNING
1. Ensure that the Velcro® wrist covers and ankle covers are unfastened.
2. Ensure waist adjusters are loosened.
3. Ensure that the waterproof entry zipper is fully opened.
4. Ensure the suspenders are pulled out of the suit legs.
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – SENTINEL™ SERIES / AVIATION DRY SUIT
DONNING THE SUIT
1. Slide your legs into the suit until your toes reach the end of the socks.
2. Don the suspenders. Ensure they are crossed in back but not twisted.
3. Apply talcum powder inside wrist seals.
4. Place the right arm into the right sleeve.
5. Carefully place the right hand into the right cuff by pointing the fingers
straight, tucking the thumb underneath and inserting the hand through the
seal. Do not make a fist when putting your wrist through the seal.
6. Roll the Velcro® wrist covers back and refasten to a snug fit.
7. Repeat Steps 4 - 6 for the left arm.
8. Bring the upper portion of the suit over your head, aligning the neck opening
with the top of the head. Reach inside the top of the neck seal with fingers
and gently pull the seal outward and down as you push your head through.
Flatten any folds or rolls of the seal against the skin.
9. Close the waterproof entry zipper. Reach over your left shoulder with your
right hand and grasp the zipper toggle. While holding the top of the zipper,
pull the toggle down until the zipper is completely fastened.
10. Ensure the waterproof relief zipper is completely closed and the slider is
fully engaged with the zipper stop. Stow the zipper toggle in the yellow loop
located under the zipper cover.
WARNING: FAILURE TO COMPLETELY CLOSE THE WATERPROOF ENTRY ZIPPER
AND THE RELIEF ZIPPER WILL RESULT IN LEAKAGE OF WATER INSIDE THE SUIT
AND REDUCTION OF SURVIVAL TIME WHEN IN THE WATER. HAVE A FELLOW TEAM
MEMBER DOUBLE-CHECK EACH SLIDE FASTENER TO ENSURE THEY ARE COMPLETELY
CLOSED AGAINST THEIR SEALING PLUGS.
11. Tighten the ankle Velcro® covers to a snug fit.
12. B
urp the suit before water entry. Cross arms in front and gently slide fingers
between the neck seal and your neck, squat down and force excess air
through the neck opening.
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DONNING & DOFFING THE DRY SUIT (CONT'D)
DOFFING THE DRY SUIT
1. R
emove all equipment worn over the suit.
2. Thoroughly rinse down the exterior of the suit while wearing it, paying special
attention to the seals and zippers. Remove all dirt, salt and debris.
3. Loosen Velcro® waist and ankle adjustment tabs.
4. Completely open the outer shell entry zipper and the inner immersion layer
waterproof zipper. If not completely open, the zippers face the risk of being
damaged during doffing.
CAUTION: PLACING UNDUE FORCE ON THE ZIPPER MAY DAMAGE THE SEAL AND HARM
THE INTEGRITY OF THE SUIT. NEVER FORCEFULLY YANK ON THE ZIPPER.
5. Insert fingers between neck seal and neck. Gently stretch the seal outward
and upward while pulling neck seal over your head.
6. Remove hands from wrist seals by holding onto the cuff or pull tab. Point your
fingers straight, tucking the thumb underneath the seal. Slowly pull your hand
through the wrist seal. Do not make a fist when putting your wrist through the
seal or pull on the seal. Once your hands are out the seals invert the seals back
out of the suit sleeve so that they are oriented away from the suit.
7. P
ull suit down past hips and slide legs from the suit.
8. Follow the cleaning and storage instructions for the suit.
CAUTION: PULLING ON THE WRIST SEAL MAY DAMAGE THE SEAL.
NOTE: IF WEARING SUSPENDERS, REMOVE SUSPENDERS PRIOR TO PROCEEDING
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – SENTINEL™ SERIES / AVIATION DRY SUIT
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
1. Thoroughly rinse your dry suit after every use.
CAUTION: DO NOT DRY CLEAN. DO NOT IRON. DO NOT BLEACH.
2. Treat stains with a pre-wash treatment such as Shout® or Spray ‘n Wash®.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Rinse well.
3. M
achine wash warm (104° F/40° C) on gentle cycle using a gentle powder or
liquid detergent. Do not use fabric softener, bleach or wash-in treatments, as
they can affect the suit’s breathability.
CAUTION: USE ONLY A FRONT LOADING WASHING MACHINE OR AN TOP LOADING
WASHING MACHINE THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN AGITATOR POST. WASHING MACHINES
WITH AGITATOR POSTS CAN DAMAGE THE SUIT.
4. Tumble-dry using an air setting
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE (CONT'D)
MAINTENANCE
Regular zipper maintenance is recommended to maintain a watertight seal, inhibit corrosion and keep the zipper gliding freely. These
steps are essential to zipper longevity:
1. C
lean the zipper of any heavy deposits of mud, sand, salt or foreign
substances by gently brushing and rinsing the zipper with fresh water.
2. YYK® zippers need to be lubricated on the docking end approximately every
15-20 days of field use. One package of Molykote® lubricant is included with
your suit. Only use the Molykote® lubricant.
a. Open the zipper to expose the W-SEAL.
b. Open the Molykote®, seen in Figure 7, by ripping the package seal.
c. Squeeze the package gently and apply a small amount of lubricant to the
W-SEAL as indicated in Figure 8. Only apply to the indicated areas.
d. Flip over the zipper end and lubricate the back in the same highlighted
areas as the front.
e. Close the zipper.
3. Repeat before long term storage.
CAUTION: DO NOT LUBRICATE THE ZIPPER TEETH.
NOTE: DO NOT DISCARD THE BLISTER PACKAGE. THE MOLYKOTE® LUBRICANT CAN BE
STORED IN THE ZIPLOCK BAG AND REUSED
FIGURE 7
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FIGURE 8
MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – SENTINEL™ SERIES / AVIATION DRY SUIT
STORING THE DRY SUIT
Hang the suit with all zippers closed.
FOLDING AND PACKING
1. E
nsure that the suit is thoroughly clean and dry and that the main entry zipper
is in the closed position before folding and packing.
2. Lay the suit flat on its back on a horizontal; clean surface, allowing the suit to
be fully extended with none of the parts overlapping.
3. Fold the left sleeve, from the shoulder, straight across the body of the suit.
Fold the right sleeve, from the shoulder, straight across the body of the suit on
top of the folded left arm.
4. Fold the socks over top of the legs until they reach crotch level.
5. Fold the legs, from the crotch, up to the chest level, right below the folded
sleeves.
6. Fold the suit in half.
7. T
o pack, roll or fold the suit ensuring that the zippers do not crease.
REPAIRS
The protection provided by this dry suit relies very much on its watertight
characteristics. It is extremely important that damaged suits are handled in
accordance with repair requirements.
The Sentinel™ Series Aviation Dry Suit takes advantage of Mustang’s Rapid
Repair Technology™ enables users to self-replace neck and wrist seals and repair
small leaks in an hour or less. For detailed information on repair procedures
please visit the below website and download the user manual:
www.mustangsurvival.com/rapid-repair-technology
All major repairs should be performed by the manufacturer. For
inspection, testing, and repair information, please contact our
customer service department at:
1 800 526 0532
[email protected]
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ACCESSORIES
The following Accessories are available for your Sentinel™ Series
Aviation Dry Suit:
NEOPRENE SURVIVAL HOOD (PART # MA7348)
SENTINEL™ DRY SUIT LINER (PART # MSL600)
SENTINEL™ FEMALE DRY SUIT LINER (PART # MSL601)
YKK ZIPPER LUBRICANT (PART # MA0094)
SENTINEL™ SERIES BASE LAYERS (MSL602/603/604/605/606)
For more information on these items please visit
www.mustangsurvival.com
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – SENTINEL™ SERIES / AVIATION DRY SUIT
WARRANTY INFORMATION
LIMITED WARRANTY/ Mustang Survival products are warranted to be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year
from the date of purchase by the initial purchaser (the Customer
End user) under normal and intended conditions and use. Proof of
purchase may be required at the discretion of Mustang Survival.
Products, which, in the sole judgment of Mustang Survival, have
received excessive or abusive use or have been altered in any way by
a dealer, the Customer or any other person, will not be covered by
this limited warranty. Mustang Survival requires return of the product
(postage or delivery costs prepaid by Customer) for inspection before
determining whether the product will be covered under limited
warranty.
A return authorization is required before the goods are returned and
should be obtained by contacting our Customer Service Department.
Once returned, Customer Service, Quality Assurance and Sales
Departments inspect the product as required. It is then determined
whether the product will be covered under this limited warranty.
If the product is deemed to be covered under our warranty policy, it
will either be repaired or replaced at the sole discretion of Mustang
Survival at no charge to the Customer.
The only obligation or liability of Mustang Survival under this
limited warranty is to repair or replace the product and Mustang
Survival shall not, under any circumstances be liable for loss of use
or any consequential damages sustained by the Customer. All other
warranties expressed or implied, and remedies with respect to the
condition or use of the product, which might otherwise be provided
by law in any jurisdiction, are specifically excluded.
CONTACT
For further information concerning this manual or the suit, contact
Mustang Survival:
TF 1 800 526 0532
[email protected]
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MUSTANG ENGINEERED
For 50 years Mustang Survival has been engineering highperformance marine gear for military, coast guard, and rescue
personnel. With a focus on applied research and field-testing,
we’re committed to the protection and enhancement of those
who push themselves to extremes. We build gear that saves lives
and fuels exploration.
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL ULC. A BRAND OF THE SAFARILAND GROUP © 2016 SAFARILAND,
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