OWNER'S MANUAL DRY PROTECTIVE LAYER

OWNER'S MANUAL DRY PROTECTIVE LAYER
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FOR MODEL NUMBER MSD406
OWNER'S MANUAL
DRY PROTECTIVE
LAYER
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
DRY PROTECTIVE LAYER (DPL)............................................................. 1
SENTINEL SERIES SIZING GUIDE.............................................................. 2
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE............................................................................ 2
CSS™ ADJUSTABLE NECK SEAL................................................................... 2
RUBBER WRIST SEAL FITTING ............................................................. 2
ATTACHING SUSPENDERS......................................................................... 4
DONNING AND DOFFING THE DRY SUIT..............................................5-7
CLEANING & MAINTENANCE................................................................. 8-9
STORING THE DRY SUIT............................................................................10
FOLDING AND PACKING...........................................................................10
REPAIRS.......................................................................................................10
ACCESSORIES..............................................................................................11
WARRANTY INFORMATION...................................................................... 12
CONTACT..................................................................................................... 13
DESCRIPTION
DRY PROTECTIVE LAYER (DPL)
The DPL is a windproof, waterproof and breathable constant wear
mid-layer suit designed with input from Department of Defense
Aviation Units. It provides environmental protection while on
operational missions where there is risk of experiencing extreme
weather and/or risk of immersion. The DPL is designed to be worn
under flight clothing or underneath tactical uniforms and equipment.
Optimizing fit, comfort and functionality are extremely important,
especially when a poorly fitted suit can impede on a mission’s
efficiency and your safety. The DPL uses a combination of stretch
panels and breathable fabric shell to provide a wide range of mobility
with less bulk.
• Mobility Based Sizing™ reduces bulk and increases range of motion, offering a
semi-custom size fit without the custom price tag
• Close to body fit that can be worn comfortably under a uniform or civilian
clothing
• Low profile, lightweight and corrosion resistant YKK Aquaseal® waterproof
front entry and relief zippers
• Integrated stretch panels in the upper back and top front thigh
• Two-point attachment removable suspender system for an improved fit,
mobility and comfort
• Rapid Repair Technology™ neck seal and wrist seals
• 1 Package of YKK Aquaseal® lubricant
The DPL 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 DPL 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.
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DRY PROTECTIVE LAYER 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
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
XXLL
3XLL
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
This manual supplies instructional, maintenance and safety
information for the DPL.
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. The 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. Once the neck seal has been drawn tight, the Velcro® tabs can be attached to
keep the elastic out of the way.
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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.
RUBBER WRIST SEAL FITTING
The rubber 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 acceptableto the user,
the seals should be left as is. Wrist seals shall fit tightly enough to
prevent water entry, but not tight enough to restrict blood flow.
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 seal trimming is necessary, turn the seal inside-out so you can see the rings
running parallel down the gasket around the circumference ofthe seal.
2. T
rimming only one ring at a time carefully cut between the rings with a very
sharp pair of scissors.
i) An alternative method is to place the seal inside-out, so the trim ringsare
facing out, over a metal 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
SMOOTHAND STRAIGHT CAREFULLY TRIM OUT ANY NICKS. NICKS CAN CAUSE A TEAR
DURINGDONNING AND DOFFING
3. C
heck for fit and if necessary repeat steps 1 & 2 until there is a proper fit.
4. After trimming seals, have the user don the suit to determine seal
restrictionand water-sealing characteristics. Make any additional adjustments
to the seal.
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ATTACHING SUSPENDERS
To attach suspenders please follow the instructions in Figures 3 thru
6. The removable suspenders can be used to improve fit, lower inwater resistance and reduce fatigue. Suspenders can be adjusted to a
comfortable and secure position.
1. Completely unzip the entry zipper.
2. O
pen the suit so that the two
attachment points are visible.
3. T
hread 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.
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FIGURE 4
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 6
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DONNING AND 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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DONNING THE SUIT
1. Slide your legs into the suit until your toes reach the end of the socks.
2. D
on the suspenders. Ensure they are crossed in back but not twisted.
3. A
pply 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. B
ring 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. C
lose 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. E
nsure 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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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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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. T
reat 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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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 8, 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 9. 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 8
FIGURE 9
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STORING THE DRY SUIT
Hang the suit with all zippers closed.
FOLDING AND PACKING
1. Ensure that the suit is thoroughly clean and dry and that the main
entry zipper is in the closed position before folding and packing.
2. L
ay 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. F
old 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. F
old the suit in half.
7. To 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 DPL takes advantage of Mustang’s Rapid Repair
Technology™ which enables users to self-replace neck and wrist seals
and repair small leaks in an hour or less. For detailed information on
Mustang’s Rapid Repair Technology™ please visit
www.mustangsurvival.com/rapid-repair-technology
Qualified repair personnel can normally perform minor repairs, with
adequate facilities. The manufacturer or a certified repair facility
should perform all major repairs. A listing of Mustang’s certified repair
facilities can be found by visiting www.mustangsurvival.com/IM
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ACCESSORIES
The following Accessories are available for your DPL:
NEOPRENE SURVIAL 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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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.
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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.
www.mustangsurvival.com
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL ULC. A BRAND OF THE SAFARILAND GROUP © 2016 SAFARILAND,
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