OWNER'S MANUAL SENTINEL SERIES LIGHT/ AND SENTINEL

OWNER'S MANUAL SENTINEL SERIES LIGHT/ AND SENTINEL
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FOR MODEL NUMBER MSD676 / MSD678
OWNER'S MANUAL
SENTINEL™ SERIES LIGHT/
AND SENTINEL™ SERIES
ULTRA-LIGHT/
SPECIAL OPERATIONS
FORCES 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............................................................................................. 1-3
SIZING GUIDE................................................................................................4
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE............................................................................4
CCS™ ADJUSTABLE NECK SEAL........................................................4-5
NEOPRENE WRIST SEAL FITTING.........................................................5
ATTACHING SUSPENDERS..........................................................................6
DONNING AND DOFFING THE DRY SUIT............................................. 7-9
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE............................................................9-11
STORING THE DRY SUIT............................................................................. 11
FOLDING AND PACKING............................................................................ 11
REPAIRS....................................................................................................... 12
ACCESSORIES............................................................................................. 12
WARRANTY INFORMATION...................................................................... 13
CONTACT..................................................................................................... 13
DESCRIPTION
MSD676 & MSD678 SENTINEL™ SERIES – LIGHT AND
ULTRA-LIGHT SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DRY SUITS
THE SENTINEL™ SERIES SPECIAL OPERATIONS
FORCES DRY SUITS ARE WATERPROOF &
BREATHABLE CONSTANT WEAR DRY SUITS IDEAL
FOR USERS ENGAGED IN MARITIME, LAND, AIRBORNE,
SHIPBOARD, AND TRANSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT
COMBAT OPERATIONS. THE HIGHLY VAPOUR
PERMEABLE MATERIALS KEEP THE OPERATOR
DRY AND COMFORTABLE THROUGOUT HIGHLY
ACTIVE MISSIONS IN EXTREME COLD AND WARM
ENVIRONMENTS.
Optimizing fit, comfort and functionality are extremely important,
especially when a poorly fitted suit can impede 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.
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MSD676 & MSD678 SENTINEL™ SERIES – LIGHT AND
ULTRA-LIGHT SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DRY SUITS (CONT'D)
The MSD676 and MSD678 were designed with end user feedback
from Naval Special Warfare, several US Federal tactical units and
several State & Local Police SWAT teams. The result is a durable,
lightweight, well fitting dry suit with features typically found on
industry leading combat and tactical uniforms. MSD676 is designed
to have an average operational life-cycle of 3 years, equivalent to 300
hours, while the MSD678 is designed to have an average operational
life-cycle of 1 year, equivalent to 100 hours.
• MSD676 – Military BD450 GORE-TEX® waterproof & breathable dry suit fabric
• MSD678 – Military LF GORE-TEX® waterproof & breathable dry suit fabric
• Mobility Based Sizing™ reduces bulk and increases range of motion, offering a
semi-custom size fit without the custom price tag
• Low profile plastic waterproof entry and relief zippers
• Two-point attachment removable suspender system for an improved fit,
mobility and comfort
• Patented Closed Comfort System (CCS™) adjustable neck seal
• Rapid Repair Technology™ enables users to self-replace neck, wrist seals, and
socks and repair small leaks in an hour or less
• 330D Nylon reinforced elbows, knees, seat and over cuffs
• Flexible molded foam knee and elbow pads to help prevent injury and still
allow the use of external knee pads
• Back knee tabs to secure knee pads in place
• Sized socks
• Expanding arm pockets with Velcro® closures (MSD676 includes pen keepers
and covered in Velcro® for attaching patches)
•E
xpanding thigh pockets with Velcro® closures (MSD676 includes internal
stabilizers for small equipment)
• Expanding calf cargo pockets with Velcro® closures (no calf pockets on
MSD678)
• Velcro® closures for adjustability on sleeve and pant over cuffs
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MUSTANG SURVIVAL/ OWNER'S MANUAL – SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DRY SUIT
The Sentinel™ Series Special Operations Forces Dry Suits are easily
donned and doffed using a diagonal waterproof entry zipper across
the torso and left shoulder. The suit also includes a horizontal 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 Special Operations Forces 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 UNDERGARMENTS
TO PREVENT HYPOTHERMIA (IN COLD CLIMATES) AND 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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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 Special Operations Forces Dry
Suits.
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. T
o close, firmly pull the elastic drawstring away from the neck. For
maximum effectiveness the neck seal should be adjusted to be snug, but not
uncomfortably tight.
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3. Once the neck seal has been drawn tight, the Velcro® tabs can be attached to
keep the elastic out of the way.
4. T
o 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.
TARGET NECK
CIRCUMFERENCE
TARGET WRIST
CIRCUMFERENCE
RAPID REPAIR
REPLACEMENT KIT
SIZE
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
If seal trimming 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 TO A MAXIMUM OF 1”.
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.
1. T
rim 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”.
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.
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ATTACHING SUSPENDERS
To attach suspenders please follow the instructions below.
The removable suspenders should be used to improve fit, increase suit
longevity, lower in-water resistance and reduce fatigue. Suspenders
can be adjusted to a comfortable and secure position.
1. Completely 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. O
nce the nylon strap has been
threaded, flare the sewn folds
on the strap to prevent it from
passing back through the
rectangular clip.
5. R
epeat these steps for the other
attachment point.
6. U
se the suspender strap ends to
adjust for a secure comfortable fit.
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FIGURE 4
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 5
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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 that the waterproof entry zipper is fully opened.
3. Ensure the suspenders are pulled out of the suit legs.
4. Apply talcum powder inside wrist seals.
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DONNING & DOFFING THE DRY SUIT (CONT'D)
DONNING THE SUIT
1. S
lide 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 and not twisted.
3. P
lace the right arm into the right sleeve.
4. 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.
5. Roll the Velcro® wrist covers back and close to a snug fit.
6. R
epeat Steps 3 - 7 for the left arm.
7. 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.
8. 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
with your left hand, pull the toggle down until the zipper is completely
fastened.
9. 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 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.
10. T
ighten the ankle Velcro® covers to a snug fit.
11. 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. 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® wrist 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 seal open.
CAUTION: PULLING ON THE WRIST SEAL MAY DAMAGE THE SEAL.
NOTE: 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
VISUAL INSPECTION
The lighter weight fabrics used on the MSD676 & MSD678 result in
a reduction in the durability of the shell materials when compared
to traditional Mustang Survival military dry suits. Before use, visually
inspect the inside and the outside of the suit for damage. If the suit
appears damaged, it is recommended that the suit be taken out of
service for repairs, or discarded if damage is too significant. The
MSD678 is intended to be worn no more than 100 hours, while the
MSD676 is intended to be worn no more than 300 hours. Depending
on the amount and intensity of use, the total number of hours could
change +/-.
NOTE: BE SURE TO ALSO INSPECT UNDER THE NECK COLLAR, WRIST AND PANT OVER
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE (CONT'D)CUFFS
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE (CONT'D)
CLEANING
1. Thoroughly rinse your dry suit with fresh clean water 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. 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 A TOP LOADING
WASHING MACHINE THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN AGITATOR POST. WASHING MACHINES
WITH AGITATOR POSTS CAN DAMAGE THE SUIT.
4. Tumble-dry using a cool air setting.
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.
FIGURE 8
a. Open the zipper to expose the
W-SEAL.
b. Open the Molykote® by ripping
the package seal.
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c. Squeeze the package gently
and apply a small amount of
lubricant to the W-SEAL as
indicated in the image. Only
apply to the indicated areas.
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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
STORING THE DRY SUIT
The suit can be hung with all zippers closed temporarily to dry the
suit. For long term storage and transportation, the zipper chain
should be closed. The closed chain protects the sealing elements from
dirt and damage.
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 face down on a clean horizontal 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.
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REPAIRS
The protection provided by this dry suit relies on its watertight
characteristics. It is extremely important that damaged suits are
handled in accordance with repair requirements.
The Sentinel™ Series Special Operations Forces Dry Suits take
advantage of Mustang’s Rapid Repair Technology™ which enables
users to self-replace neck, wrist seals, and socks and repair small
leaks in an hour or less. For detailed information on Mustang’s Rapid
Repair Technology™ please visit www.mustangsurvival.com/rapidrepair-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
ACCESSORIES
The following Accessories are available for your Sentinel™ Series
Special Operations Forces Dry Suit:
NEOPRENE SURVIAL HOOD (PART # MA7348)
SENTINEL™ DRY SUIT LINER (PART # MSL600)
SENTINEL™ FEMALE DRY SUIT LINER (PART # MSL601)
MIDWEIGHT BASE LAYER TOP (PART # MSL602)
MIDWEIGHT BASE LAYER PANT (PART # MSL603)
LIGHTWEIGHT BASE LAYER TOP (PART # MSL604)
LIGHTWEIGHT BASE LAYER PANT (PART # MSL605)
BASE LAYER TOQUE (PART # MSL606)
YKK ZIPPER LUBRICANT (PART # MA0094)
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:
TF 1 800 526 0532
[email protected]
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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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