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MSD624 – SENTINEL™ SERIES
water rescue DRY SUIT
DO NOT REMOVE PRIOR TO SALE
HT0624 (Rev30May2014)
table of Contents
DESCRIPTION...................................................................................... 1
MSD624 – Sentinel™ Series Water Rescue Dry Suit........................ 1
sentinel Series Sizing Guide........................................................... 3
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE..................................................................... 3
CCS™ Adjustable Neck Seal........................................................... 3
Neoprene wrist seal fitting ............................................................. 4
Attaching Suspenders..................................................................... 5
Donning the Suit............................................................................ 6
Cleaning and Maintenance......................................................... 9
Cleaning......................................................................................... 9
Maintenance.................................................................................. 9
Storing the Dry Suit.................................................................... 10
Folding and Packing..................................................................... 10
REPAIRS............................................................................................ 11
ACCESSORIES................................................................................... 11
WARRANTY INFORMATION............................................................... 12
Limited Warranty.......................................................................... 12
CONTACT......................................................................................... 12
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.
• GORE-TEX® waterproof & breathable dry suit fabric
• Mobility Based Sizing™ offer semi-custom size fits without the
custom price tag
• TIZIP® zipper entry and relief openings. More comfortable, easier to
operate and less maintenance required than traditional dry zippers
• Two-point attachment removable suspender system for an improved
fit, mobility and comfort
• Rapid Repair Technology™ enables users to self-replace neck and
wrist seals and repair small leaks in an hour or less
• Rapid Repair Adjustable Neck Seal, combines the benefits of our
adjustable neck seal with our Rapid Repair Technology™ • Ballistic nylon reinforced elbows, knees, and seat
• CORDURA® reinforced wrist and leg overcuffs
• Molded Foam knee and elbow pads help prevent injury
• Adjustable tail bone protector pad
• Pull adjust waist belt
• Integrated GORE-TEX® dry socks
• Neck collar for abrasion protection
• 1 arm pocket and 2 thigh cargo pockets
• CORDURA® leg and wrist over cuffs have Velcro® closures for
adjustability
• SOLAS retro-reflective tape for increased visibility
• 2 Packages of TIZIP® lubricant
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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
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 Sentinel Series Water Rescue 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. 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.
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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.
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.
Neoprene Wrist Seal Fitting
The neoprene seals should only be trimmed if they are unreasonably
tight and restrict blood flow. The below chart indicates the target body
dimensions for the standard neoprene seals. The seals are designed to
fit the individuals with the smallest measurements. If your neck and/or
wrist is larger than the target dimensions, you will likely have to trim
your seals. If your measurements are better suited to another size, you
can order a Rapid Repair replacement kit in the appropriate size.
Suit Size
Target Neck
Circumference
Target Wrist
Circumference
inch
cm
inch
cm
Neck Seal
Wrist Seal
XS
12"
30.5cm
5.75"
14.6cm
RE0007-XS
RE0009-S
S
13.25"
33.6cm
5.75"
14.6cm
RE0007-S
RE0009-S
M–L2
14.25"
36.2cm
6.25"
15.9cm
RE0007-M
RE0009-M
XL–XXXL
15.25"
38.7cm
6.75"
17.1cm
RE0007-L
RE0009-L
Rapid Repair Replacement Kit
If seal trimming is required, proceed as follows:
CAUTION: Trim 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.
NOTE: Only neoprene 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 1
Figure 2
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 the seals, have the user don the suit to determine
seal restriction and water-sealing characteristics. Make any
additional adjustments to the seal.
Figure 3
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 zipper.
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 4
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 5
Figure 6
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.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 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
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 7
Figure 8
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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.
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.
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.To pack, roll or fold the suit ensuring that the zippers do not
crease.
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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™ enabling 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]
ACCESSORIES
The following Accessories are available for your Sentinel Series
Lightweight Boat Crew Dry Suit:
Neoprene Survival 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.
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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.
CONTACT
For further information concerning this manual or the suit, contact:
Mustang Survival
Tel:1.800.526.0532
E-mail:[email protected]
Web:www.mustangsurvival.com
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