The “Perfect Drysuit”, does it exist?

Unfortunately the same dive, in the same suit, does not create the same fairy tale from different divers.

It was a perfect dive, BUT...
- I am too cold on my tummy and thighs.
- I feel uncomfortable with all that underwear.
- I hate the chocking feeling of the neck seal.
- I have problems evacuating air in my underwear.
- I overheat before the diving starts.
- I could hardly zip up with all that bulk.
- I get so damp and cold at the end.

The challenge for us at Waterproof was, how do we solve all those problems?

It took Waterproof three years of problem analysis, material sourcing and three years of intense testing to find the answer to the perfect Drysuit, the patented D1 Hybrid.

The first existing Insulated Constant Volume Dry Suit, and the features are beyond expectations. D-1 features Silicone Seals and a genius fixed inner 3D-Mesh lining. The two outer layers are kept apart by nylon springs, like in a bed mattress.

A quarter of a century after launching their first wetsuit, Waterproof, the renowned Swedish neoprene protection manufacturer unveiled the new D1 HYBRID drysuit at DEMA 2010.

The D1 is a brand new concept drysuit system that promises to revolutionise this key piece of diver protection. "Here at Waterproof we thought it was time to solve some common drysuit problems, so we went back to basics and designed the D1 HYBRID", says Göran Ehlmé, Founder & Head Designer at Waterproof.

Brochure for D1 Hybrid Drysuit (Issuu E-Reader)

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Constant Distance
The 3-D Mesh is constructed like a bed mattress. The two outer layers are kept apart by nylon springs. it creates a Constant Insulation Volume C.I.V.
It's all a matter of distance and to keep the insulating air between you and the cold water. The Patented 3-D Mesh inner lining does the job and works like a thermos.
The Patented 3-D Mesh inner lining provides an unrestricted airflow and no trapped air. It makes buoyancy control easy to master and controls the inner climate. After a dive it dries out faster.
The constant distance and unrestricted airflow provided by Waterproofs 3-D Mesh inner lining will keep the condensated moisture away from your body. As a result you will feel dry and warm. The 3-D Mesh lining does not absorb any liquid and will stay dry.
Pressure Distribution
The 3-D Mesh has exceptional resistance to pressure. It provides real pressure distribution and keeps the distance constant to the outer shell. This virtually eliminates squeeze.

• Warmer, insulation is built in.
• The lining is fixed to the suit.
• It is a part of the suit and fits accordingly.
• Your body moves inside the lining.
• Allows a slimmer fitting suit cut while keeping full insulation.
• No obstacles when donning.
• No overheating on land.
• Very low weight.
• Soft, better Buoyancy Control.
• No damp underwear when finished diving.
• No contact with the condensed moisture on the shell.
• In every aspect, more comfortable than an added bulky traditional underwear.

The first suit ever with Integrated Silicone Seals I.S.S. No more aborted dives due to seal rupture. You change the seals in no time. Features great ozone, chemical and UV resistance paired with a high comfort factor due to the flexibility.

• 100% UV and Ozone resistant.
• Extremely stretchable.
• Enhanced durability.
• No latex allergy.
• Easy donning and doffing.
• Extremely fast mounting.
• Permanent Interior Glide Coating.
• Safety Ridge.
• Bellow design for easy movement. (Neck Seal)
• Fits SI-TECH NECKTITE system. (Neck Seal)
• Fits SI-TECH, Polar Bear and Viking. (Wrist Seals)
• Orange Seals come with the D1 Hybrid.

Find out more info about our Silicone Seals here.

All critical parts concerning movability, like arms, legs and torso have been anatomical designed to enhance the liberty of action.
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Waterproof’s new oval wrist ring quick connector for wrist seals. D1 features the new Integrated Silicone Seal.
The unique warmneck solution from Waterproof with water drain valves and moulded Velcro tabs.
Click for a larger image Click for a larger image ELASTIC WAISTBAND
Exchangeable elastic waistband in both front and back.
Heavy Duty Zippered Cover. Provides maximum protection of your dry zipper.
Click for a larger image Click for a larger image REFLECTOR
High visibility is ensured by the reflective label.
The NeckSeal is fixed to the suit with a unique neck-ring. Easy to change. Features great chemical, UV and ozone resistance, with a high comfort factor.
Click for a larger image Click for a larger image CHILL GUARD
Keeps your body heat in and your undergarment out of the zipper for free operation.

Angled for the best mix of durability and performance. Moulded Fin Strap Anchor.
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Polyurethane embossing provides a non-slip grip and abrasion protection.
Drains the warm neck when you surface.
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Waterproofs Advanced Performance Programme.
Schoeller Kevlar Knee Reinforcement made of Schoeller® “Keprotec” Military Graded Kevlar.
Click for a larger image Click for a larger image DUAL CONVERTIBLE POWER POCKETS
Allow easy selection of huge capacity or slim profile based upon your need.
Double D-Ring anchor points inside
the power pockets.
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If you need extra pocket room the power pockets are extendable.
The integrated patented 3-D inner lining includes the suspender fixture.
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A Waterproof 1000 CORDURA bag is also supplied as standard, which can be carried as a backpack.
A 5/7mm vented I-span hood is included and fits underneath the warmneck collar. With glide skin seals.
Click for a larger image Click for a larger image SPARE WATERPROOF SILICONE SEALS
A Silicone WristSeal and a Silicone NeckSeal are included for spares.

The D1 Hybrid is a high-end drysuit and should fit you well, and to make that happen Waterproof D1 fittings can take place at our warehouse. They are by appointment only which should be arranged through your local authorised retailer.

All sizes will be available to try on to get you the perfect fit (subject to availability).

No two bodies are the same shape, despite similarity in measurements or weight, everybody is unique. A size chart gives only a rough estimation of where to start looking.

We advise specifically against buying from other sources, better safe than sorry, seek the support from your local retailer.

Waterproof Founder and Head Designer Göran Ehlmé joined Waterproof Expeditions featured Elysium Expedition to Antarctica during spring 2010 as an Expedition Leader.

Göran took the chance to do some final test diving of the forthcoming D1 Hybrid Drysuit in the Antarctic waters. The picture shows Göran in his D1 Hybrid standing at the shore of Elephant Island. Truly few divers in the world get even close to water temperatures you find in these extreme conditions (-1.8C, 2F) but for Waterproofs test dive team the chilly facts achieved here is an important piece of the total picture. On the other side of the coin, during the stint the team did in Egypt and the Red Sea, important details concerning the pre-dive overheating syndrome was addressed.

To get awareness of conditions occurring during long saturation dives the test team has experienced up to 4 hours dives including long deco stops.

The main mission for those long dives were to measure the effort of how the built up moisture affected the inner suit climate and the impact this has on the divers comfort.

The consensuses of all the collected experiences were finally condensed into a concept, the D1 Hybrid Drysuit. The new Patented D1 Hybrid offer solutions to any need a modern diver possibly can ask for.

Product Sheet for D1 Hybrid Drysuit (E-Reader)

Brochure for D1 Hybrid Drysuit (E-Reader)

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See D1 Sizing and Fitting to arrange a fitting with us for the best fit possible.

Waterproof Drysuit Manual (E-Reader)

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