MSD624 Owner Manual

MSD624 Owner Manual
MSD624 – SENTINEL™ water rescue DRY SUIT
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HT0624 (Rev01April2013)
table of Contents
DESCRIPTION...................................................................................... 1
MSD624 – Sentinel™ Series Water Rescue Dry Suit........................ 1
sentinel Series Sizing Guide........................................................... 3
STEP 1 – Measuring........................................................................ 3
STEP 2 – Sizing............................................................................... 4
STEP 3 – Suit Length...................................................................... 5
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE..................................................................... 5
Neoprene wrist seal fitting ............................................................. 5
Attaching Suspenders..................................................................... 6
Donning the Suit............................................................................ 7
Cleaning and Maintenance......................................................... 9
Cleaning......................................................................................... 9
Maintenance................................................................................ 10
Storing the Dry Suit.................................................................... 11
Folding and Packing..................................................................... 11
REPAIRS............................................................................................ 11
ACCESSORIES................................................................................... 12
WARRANTY INFORMATION............................................................... 12
Limited Warranty.......................................................................... 12
CONTACT......................................................................................... 13
DESCRIPTION
MSD624 – Sentinel™ Series Water Rescue Dry Suit
The Sentinel Series Water Rescue Dry Suit is waterproof & breathable
constant wear dry suit ideal personal users engaged in Swift Water
Rescue and Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.
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.
• NEW Mobility Based Sizing™ offer semi-custom size fits without
the custom price tag.
• NEW zipper design for entry and relief openings. More comfortable,
easier to operate and less maintenance required than traditional dry
zippers
• NEW two-point attachment removable suspender system for an
improved fit, mobility and comfort
• NEW Rapid Repair Technology™ enables users to self-replace neck
and wrist seals and repair small leaks in an hour or less
• NEW Rapid Repair Adjustable Neck Seal, combines the benefits of
our adjustable neck seal with our Rapid Repair Technology™ • 1050 Denier Balstic Nylon reinforced elbows, knees, seat and wrist
and leg over cuffs
• Molded Foam knee and elbow pads help prevent injury
• Tail Bone protector pad
• Pull adjust waist belt with side attachment points
• Integrated universal size GORE-TEX® Dry Socks (Size XL+ come
with jumbo socks)
• GORE-TEX® waterproof & breathable dry suit fabric
• Neck collar for improved abrasion protection and comfort
• 1 arm pockets and 2 thigh cargo pockets
• Large leg and wrist over cuffs have Velcro® closures for adjustability
• SOLAS retro-reflective tape for increased visibility
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• 2 Packages of TIZIP® lubricant
The Sentinel Series Water Rescue 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 Water Rescue 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. Water rescue and SAR are inherently
dangerous. Users should be aware of risks associated
with these types of operations and complete training
in the use of water rescue operations equipment and
techniques.
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sentinel Series Sizing Guide
The Mobility Based Sizing™ platform is like none other currently in
the industry.
To order a suit that fits you best, please follow the instructions below:
STEP 1 – Measuring
For accurate measurements, please refer to the measurement diagram
and instructions provided.
All measurements should be taken with a ”tailors” (flexible) tape
while wearing garments and any accessories such as body armor
usually worn under the dry suit.
LOCATION
VALUE
PROCEDURE
1
Chest
Measure the horizontal circumference around the chest
at maximum girth. For males, this is typically where the
tape runs under the armpits at the scye. For females,
this is at the bustline.
2
Waist
Measure the horizontal circumference around the waist
(belt) line.
3
Hips
Measure the horizontal circumference around the hips
and buttock at maximum girth.
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Sleeve
With your arms horizontal, bent at the elbows, and
with your fists touching knuckle-to-knuckle out from
the chest, measure the distance from the center of the
back along the outside of the arm to the outer tip of
the wrist.
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Inseam
Measure the vertical distance from the crotch to the
floor. Use a book pressed firmly up between the legs
and measure from the top of the book.
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Torso Hoop
With your shoulders relaxed and the tape running
over the center of one shoulder and between the legs,
measure the vertical trunk circumference
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Height
Vertical standing height with good posture and no
footwear.
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STEP 2 – Sizing
Based on your measurements, determine your size according to the
chart below. If all your measurements fall between the ranges of two
sequential sizes (such as between S and M) select the size that best
fits your Torso Hoop and Inseam.
Figure 1
MEASURING LOCATIONS
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2
3
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LOCATION
XS
S
M
L1
L2
XL
XXL
3XL
Chest
35-38"
37-40"
39-42"
41-44"
43-46"
45-48"
49-52"
53-56"
Waist
29-32"
31-34"
34-37"
35-38"
37-40"
41-44"
46-49"
51-54"
Hips
37-40"
38-41"
39-42"
40-43"
41-44"
43-46"
47-50"
53-56"
Sleeve
29-31"
31-33"
33-35"
34-36"
35-37"
36-38"
37-39"
38-40"
Inseam
28-30"
30-32"
32-34"
33-35"
34-36"
34-36"
34-36"
34-36"
Torso Hoop
59-62"
62-65"
65-68"
67-70"
69-72"
71-74"
76-79"
78-81"
STEP 3 – Suit Length
Based on your height, determine your suit length according to the
chart below. *To further refine the fit of your suit, Mustang Survival
offers the Sentinel Series Water Rescue Dry Suit in short and long sizes
as a special order.
HEIGHT
XS
S
M
L1
L2
XL
XXL
3XL
Short
57-60"
61-64"
65-68"
66-69"
68-71"
70-73"
72-75"
72-75"
Regular
60-63"
64-67"
68-71"
69-72"
71-74"
73-76"
75-78"
75-78"
Long
63/66/"
67/70/"
71/74/"
72/75/"
74/77/"
76/79/"
78/81/"
78/81/"
Following Steps 1 - 3 should bring you to one comprehensive size such
as L1 Short or Medium Regular, which is a combination of your overall
measurements (chest, waist, etc.) and your height.
*Please note: If all your measurement DO NOT fall into the range of two
sequential sizes, for example, chest measurement is Medium but Waist
measurement is in L2, you may require a full customized suit. Please
contact your Mustang Survival Representative for more information.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
This manual supplies instructional, maintenance and safety
information for the Sentinel Series Water Rescue Dry Suit.
Neoprene wrist seal fitting
Neoprene Wrist Seals should not require trimming for 85% of the
population. The neoprene wrist seals should only be trimmed if they
are uncomfortably tight and restrict blood flow. If wrist seal sizing is
required, proceed as follows:
CAUTION: Trim wrist 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 1/8” at a time. You can always trim more, but you
can’t replace what you have cut off.
Required materials: Ruler, sharp scissors and a white china marker or
silver pen.
Only the neoprene wrist seals can be trimmed using this procedure.
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1.Trim only 1/8” at a time. Using a ruler mark a circular line around
the seal that is offset from the edge of the cuff end by 1/8”.
Figure 2
Figure 3
2.Using sharp scissors carefully cut the cuff end at the marked line.
Evaluate the fit and repeat step 1 & 2 until there is a proper fit.
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.After trimming seals, have the user don the suit to determine seal
restriction and water-sealing characteristics. Make any additional
adjustments to the seal.
Figure 4
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 rescuer
fatigue. Suspenders can be adjusted
to a comfortable and secure position.
1. Completely unzip the entry zpper.
2. O
pen 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.
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Figure 5
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 6
Figure 7
Donning the 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.
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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.
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 - 8 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 doublecheck each slide fastener to ensure they are completely
closed against their sealing plugs.
11.Tighten the ankle Velcro® covers to a snug fit.
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12. Burp 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.
Doffing the dry suit
1.Remove 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.
Completely open the waterproof zipper. If not completely open,
the zipper faces the risk of damage to the zipper 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. With an unclenched fist, slowly pull each hand through wrist seals
while holding the rubber seal open.
CAUTION: Pulling on the wrist seal may damage the
seal.
NOTE: If wearing suspenders, remove suspenders prior
to proceeding
8. Pull suit down past hips and slide legs from the suit.
9. Follow the cleaning and storage instructions for the 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.
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3. Machine 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 adjitator post. Washing machines with adjitator
posts can damage the suit.
4.Tumble-dry using an air setting
Maintenance
Regular zipper maintenance is recommended to maintain a water-tight
seal, inhibit corrosion and keep the zipper gliding freely. These steps
are essential to zipper longevity:
1.Clean the zipper of any heavy deposits of mud, sand, salt or
foreign substances using warm soapy water.
2.TIZIP® MasterSeal zippers need to be lubricated on the docking
end from time to time. Two packages of TIZIP® lubricant are
included with your suit. Please use the original TIZIP® lubricant or
other available zipper lubricant as listed below.
Figure 8
Figure 9
3.Carefully apply over the docking end surfaces on front and back
and inside where they connect to the zipper chain.
CAUTION: TIZIP® MasterSeal zippers do not require
the zipper chain to be lubricated, only the docking end.
Lubricating the zipper chain may affect the zippers
performance and is not recommended.
4.Repeat before long term storage leaving the slider closed and
whenever the area is dry during use.
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Care Product
Product Name
Supplier
Cleaning Fluid
Zip Care
Lubricant
McNett
Tizip
Lubricating
Zip Tech
Lubricant
McNett
Tizip
Storing the Dry Suit
Hang the suit with all zippers open.
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.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 [Fig 7A].
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 [Fig 7B].
6. Fold 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 Sentinel Series Water Rescue 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 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
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should perform all major repairs. A listing of Mustang’s certified repair
facilities can be found by visiting www.mustangsurvival.com/IM
ACCESSORIES
The following Accessories are available for your Sentinel Series
Lightweight Boat Crew Dry Suit:
Neoprene Survial Hood (Part # MA7348)
Sentinel Dry Suit Liner (Part # MSL600)
Sentinel Female Dry Suit Liner (Part # MSL601)
McNett Zip Tech – zipper lubricant (Part # MA2292)
For more information on these items please visit
www.mustangsurvival.com.
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
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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
Tel:1.800.526.0532
E-mail:[email protected]
Web:mustangsurvival.com
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