MSD575 MSD575 wR MSD585 AS/LS

MSD575 MSD575 wR MSD585 AS/LS
Tactical operations dry suit
msd575 wr
water rescue dry suit
MSD585 as/ls
boat crew dry suit
1 Description
1 MSD575 - Tactical Operations Dry Suit
1 MSD575 WR - Water Rescue Dry Suit
1 MSD585 AS/LS - Boat Crew Dry Suit
2 Dry Suit Features Comparison
3 Instructions for Use
3 Neck Seals & Wrist Fitting
5 Donning the Dry Suit
7 Doffing the Dry Suit
8 Cleaning and Maintenance
8 Repairs
9 Storing the Dry Suit
9 Accessories
10 Warranty
11 Contact
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MSD575 - Tactical Operations Dry Suit
The MSD575 is specially designed for over-water and waterborne tactical
operation teams that require an abrasion resistant, durable dry suit. The
breathable GORE-TEX® is supplemented with Kevlar® patches on arms and
legs to protect against abrasion in the areas that are affected by vertical
insertion from a helicopter (i.e. fast roping). Cushioned patches on the knees
and elbows add additional protection and comfort during tactical maneuvers.
The integral neck pad protects the adjustable neck seal and reduces chafing
and discomfort often associated with tactical vests or harnesses typically worn
during operations.
The suit’s internal suspender system provides an almost “custom fit” over the
range of sizes, limiting the bulkiness associated with “one-size-fits-all” dry
suits. The patented adjustable neck seal and neoprene wrist seals provide
a comfortable yet fully functional fit for surface or over water operations.
In the event of water entry, the adjustable neck seal can be drawn tight to
prevent water entering the suit. These seals also provide increased durability
compared to traditional latex seals resulting in lowered life-cycle maintenance
costs. A diagonal waterproof entry zipper and horizontal waterproof relief
zipper ensure easy entry and crew comfort during extended operations.
MSD575 WR - Water Rescue Dry Suit
The MSD575 WR is a traditional fitting, durable dry suit designed for
rescuers who face the challenge of moving water and urban flooding. The
suit combines the robustness of Mustang’s Tactical Operations Dry Suit, with
the high visibility and padding needed in a swift water or urban search and
rescue (USAR) environment. The breathable GORE-TEX® is supplemented with
Kevlar® patches on hip, knees, arms and cuffs to provide extreme abrasion
and puncture resistance against rocks and debris.
The suit’s internal suspender system provides an almost
“custom fit” over the range of sizes, ensuring maximum
mobility. 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. The
diagonal waterproof entry zipper and horizontal
waterproof relief zipper ensure easy entry and crew
comfort during extended operations.
Figure 1a
Figure 1B
MSD585 AS/LS - Boat Crew Dry Suit
The MSD585 offers enhanced protection while
providing the comfort and functionality needed for
marine operations. Made of lightweight waterproof,
breathable GORE-TEX®, the MSD585 includes internal
suspenders for a near custom fit.
Figure 1c
Fleece lined hand warmers offer relief for cold, wet
hands and the adjustable storm collar protects against
rain or sea spray and can be folded out of the way when
not in use (Figures 1A-C). Elbows, knees and seat are
reinforced with 500-Denier Cordura® and reflective tape
on the arms increases visibility.
Figure 2
The MSD585 offers plenty of storage with a large sleeve
pocket and two deep cargo pockets that provide easy
access to equipment. A pocket on the back calf can be
used to store a thermal hood and easy-clip belt keepers
stabilize duty belts and gear without the hassle of an
over the shoulder harness (Figure 1).
The Boat Crew Dry Suit is available with either Mustang’s
Closed Comfort System (CCS™) adjustable neck seal
(MSD585 AS) and a latex trim-to-fit neck seal (MSD585
Note: Dry suits alone provide inadequate protection
for extreme climate differences. All users should wear
appropriate thermal undergarments to prevent hypothermia (in cold climates)
and moisture wicking undergarments to prevent heat stroke (in warm climates).
Dry Suit Features Comparison Chart
Features / Products
GORE-TEX Waterproof Breathable
Abrasion Patches
Adjustable Internal Suspenders
Trim to Fit Neoprene Cuffs
CCS™ Adjustable Neck Seal
High Visibility Colours
SOLAS Reflective Tape
3-way Modular Collar
Fleece Lined Hand Warmers
Cargo Pockets
Law Enforcement Belt Keepers
Relief Zipper
WARNING: Dry suits are not inherently buoyant. All users should wear
appropriate flotation devices with the dry suit. Water rescue is inherently
dangerous. Users should be aware of risks associated with water rescue and
complete training in the use of water rescue equipment and techniques.
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This manual supplies instructional, maintenance and safety information for
the MSD575, MSD575 WR, and MSD585 AS/LS unless specified otherwise.
neck seals and wrist fitting
Neck Seal Instructions
CAUTION: The Closed Comfort
System Neck Seal (CCS™) must be
fully closed to prevent water intake.
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.
Figure 3a
Figure 3b
1. The (CCS™) neck seal can be
worn loose for comfort (Figure
2. To close, pinch the toggles while
pulling the elastic drawstring
away from the neck (Figure 3B).
For maximum effectiveness the
neck seal should be adjusted to
be snug, but not uncomfortably
tight (Figure 3C).
3. Once the neck seal has been
drawn tight, the velcro tabs can
be attached to keep the elastic
out of the way (Figure 3C).
Figure 3c
Figure 3d
4. To loosen, insert fingers
between the neck and the neck
seal while pinching the toggles.
Then gently pull on the neck
seal with your fingers to loosen
(Figure 3D)
Wrist Seal Trimming Instructions
The suit comes equipped with neoprene wrist seals that have a tapered
sealing surface. This tapered end allows you to modify the size of the
cuff opening to match the physical characteristics of your hand and wrist.
Trimming the end of the seal increases the diameter of the end opening,
allowing a larger wrist to be inserted and sealed comfortably without
damaging the wrist seal.
Required materials: Tape measure,
sharp scissors
Figure 4a
When trimming, use a very sharp
pair of scissors with no nicks. Make a
small incision in the side of the ring
and continue cutting around the ring
until you make a clean cut. Any little
nicks can cause a tear when stretching
the seal. Be conservative with your
measurements. You can always cut
more but you cannot add back!
Users with unusually boney wrists
should try to make the wrist seal fit
properly further up the arm where the
sealing surface is smooth. Once the
wrist seal is trimmed, it may not provide
an adequate seal for a smaller wrist.
Figure 4b
The trim table below details
recommended “Trim Off” lengths
relative to wrist size. To ensure a
watertight seal that provides safety,
the fit should be tight without cutting
off circulation to your hand. Don’t cut
off more wrist seal than recommended,
otherwise the safety provided may be
1. Use a tailor’s measuring tape or
other device to determine each
wrist circumference [Fig 4A].
Measure just above the wrist joint
towards the elbow. Left and right
wrist sizes may vary. Measure again
to confirm.
Figure 4c
2. Refer to the trim table below to
determine the recommended “Trim
Off” amount. E.g.: a wrist size of
7” requires approximately 1/2” be
trimmed from the cuff end.
Wrist Size
5 1/2” - 6”
6 1/2”
7 1/2”
3. If wrist circumference is 6” or less, try on the cuff “as is” to gauge the
comfort and seal provided. Continue with trimming only if required.
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4. If trimming is required, mark a circular line around the cuff that is offset
from the original cuff end by the recommended “Trim Off” amount [Fig 4B].
5. Using sharp scissors, or a razor, carefully cut the cuff end at the marked
line [Fig 4C]. Evaluate the fit and comfort after each cut. Apply talcum
powder to your hand and wrist to make donning the cuff much easier.
Don the sleeve by pointing the fingers straight, tucking the thumb into
the palm and inserting the hand through the seal. Do not make a fist
when putting your wrist through the seal. Forcing the wrist through a
cuff that is too small may tear the cuff end open.
6. If further trimming is required, shorten the cuff end 1/8” at a time
until the optimum balance of fit and comfort is achieved. It is not
recommended to exceed the original cut by more than 1/2”
7. To maximize the protection provided by the wrist seals, try to minimize
flexing of the wrist when in the water.
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. Loosen the neck seal completely.
2. Ensure that the VelcroTM wrist covers are unfastened and the ankle gussets
are opened.
3. Ensure that the waist belt and is fully loosened.
4. Ensure that the waterproof entry zipper is fully opened.
5. 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 VelcroTM 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.
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.Fasten the ankle gussets.
12.Burp the suit before water entry. Squat down and force excess air through
the neck opening. Tighten the patented neck seal by grasping the
drawstring and pulling the tabs out and away from the neck until a snug,
comfortable fit is achieved.
Attaching Suspenders
To improve fit, lower in-water resistance and reduce rescuer fatigue, suspenders
can be adjusted to a comfortable and secure position. Replacement suspenders
are available for order under Mustang part number MA7650.
1. Completely unzip the entry zipper.
2. Open the suit so that the (front and back) attachment loops are accessible
[Figs 5A - 5C].
Figure 5a
Figure 5b
Figure 5d
Figure 5c
Figure 5e
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3. Attach the end of the suspender, with the buckle, to the suit’s front
attachment point by un-peeling the Velcro™ flaps and lifting the Velcro™
strap that is folded on itself. Fold the flaps over the strap (so that hook
Velcro™ faces hook Velcro™) [Fig 5D]. Pass the suspender through the
attachment loop. The strap end can now be folded over itself so the Velcro
patches close. To secure the suspender, wrap the Velcro flaps around the
edges of the strap and attach to Velcro on the opposite side of the strap.
4. While keeping the strap straight, attach the non-adjusting end of a
suspender to the suit’s back attachment point [Fig 5E]. This procedure
should be similar to Step 3.
5. Repeat these steps to attach the other suspender. It is recommended to
use two suspenders for even support.
6. Use the suspender strap ends to adjust for a secure comfortable fit.
Doffing the dry suit
1. Remove all equipment worn over the suit.
Figure 6a
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 the waist belt.
4. Completely open the waterproof zipper.
If not completely open, the zipper faces
the risk of damage to the zipper during
WARNING: Placing undue force on the
zipper may damage the seal and harm
the integrity of the suit. Never forcefully
yank on the zipper.
Figure 6b
5. Completely loosen the neck seal
drawstring. Insert fingers between neck
seal and neck. Gently stretch the seal
outward and upward while pulling neck
seal over your head.
6. Gently begin to pull both arms out of the
suit by grabbing the outside cuff [Fig 6A]
and turning sleeves inside out as you do
[Fig 6B].
WARNING: Pulling on the neoprene wrist
seal may damage the seal.
7. With an unclenched fist, slowly pull each
hand through wrist seals.
8. Pull suit down past hips and slide legs from the suit. Turn the sleeves
right-side out again.
9. Follow the cleaning and storage instructions for the suit.
1. Thoroughly rinse your dry suit after every use.
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. Machine wash warm (104° F/40° C) on gentle cycle with a gentle powder
or liquid detergent. Do not use fabric softener, bleach or wash-in
treatments, as they can affect the suit’s breathability.
4. Tumble-dry warm for at least 50 minutes . The heat from the dryer will
help to reactivate the product’s durable water based repellent (DWR)
5. Apply a topical water based repellency restorative (DWR treatment)
following the manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE: For maintaining waterproof integrity, Mustang Survival
recommends McNett's ReviveX® Water Repellent for Outerwear
Regular zipper maintenance is recommended to maintain a water-tight seal,
inhibit rust and 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. Use one of the recommended cleaning fluids listed below to clean the
inner and outer elements of the zipper.
3. Apply a recommended lubricant to the outer elements of the zipper only,
according to supplier directions.
4. Close and open zipper carefully to thoroughly distribute lubricant. Repeat
process until zipper moves freely. Wipe away excess.
5. A suit that is used daily requires Steps 3 and 4 to be done on a weekly
basis, as a minimum, paying close attention to more frequent cleaning of
the zipper as required.
Care Product
Product Name
Cleaning Fluid
Zippy Cool
Zip Care
BDM Fluid
Lubricating Wax
Zippy Cool
Zip Tech
Should a Mustang Survival product require repair or inspection, please contact
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your local dealer or Mustang Survival Customer Service. Contact us for a
Return Authorization Number (RA#) and correct shipping address prior to
sending your Mustang Survival product in for service. A Return Authorization
Number for tracking and identification purposes must accompany all products
returned to our facility.
The cost of non-warranty repairs is dependent upon the cost of the materials
and extent of the repair. After the product is inspected, Mustang Survival will
notify you of the cost associated with the repair to obtain your approval on
the costs before the repair is started.
NOTE: For in-field repairs, Mustang Survival recommends McNett's GORETEX® Fabric Repair Kit.
Storing the Dry Suit
The suit can be hung to dry. Hang the suit with all zippers half closed.
Folding and Packing
Ensure that the suit is thoroughly clean and dry and that the main entry
zipper is in the closed position before folding and packing. To fold and pack
the suit:
1. 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.
2. 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].
3. Fold the socks over top of the legs until
they reach crotch level.
4. Fold the legs, from the crotch, up to the
chest level, right below the folded sleeves
[Fig 7B].
Figure 7a
5. Fold the suit in half.
6. To pack, roll or fold the suit ensuring that
the zippers do not crease.
Recommended Dry Suit Liner – MSL351
Dry Suit Liner
Thermal protection is needed for a variety of
water and weather conditions. The MSL351
was designed to integrate with Mustang
Dry Suits improving protection against
hypothermia without limiting mobility. The
liner combines different weight Polartec®
fleece panels to reduce the thermal burden
Figure 7b
when wearing the dry suit out of the water and to provide extra insulation
protection when in cold water. The MSL351 has shortened, tapered sleeves
that won’t interfere with wrist seals and full-length tapered legs that fit inside
dry suits comfortably without bunching. The liner provides warmth without
weight, is highly breathable, quick drying, durable and machine washable.
Water Rescue Vests - MRV100 SR (Rescuer Vest) and MRV200 SR
(Instructor Vest)
All dry suits should be worn in conjunction with a flotation device.
These IRIA Certified rescue vests are made of rugged, high visibility rip stop
nylon and contain extra flotation to combat the reduced buoyancy effects of
turbulent water. An integrated structural harness and single piece over-theshoulder foam design provide extra strength, structural integrity and body
protection. Multiple adjustment points provide a secure fit that prevent ride
up and a “live bait” quick release belt helps the rescuer to escape dangerous
situations. Fast Tabs on both shoulders act as easy attachment points for
accessories such as knives, scissors or strobe lights.
The MRV100 is the choice for rescue professionals involved in boat and shore
operations or low to medium risk swift water environments. Includes two
quick-drain front pockets for storing extra gear.
The MRV200 enables rescue swimmers to safely and quickly reach victims
in high risk swift water environments. Removable front and back pockets
reduce snag risks and a one hand self extrication leash aides in self rescue. An
internal nylon plate disperses force when the chest harness is under tension
and provides protection against impact.
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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For 40 years Mustang Survival has been committed
to providing life support solutions. Through constant
innovation and the application of new technologies, Mustang
is the leading supplier of quality flotation and hypothermia
protection products to the most demanding users – from
fishermen, sailors and power boaters to the Coast Guard, jet
fighter pilots and even NASA astronauts.
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