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Posted by Bob3 on June 04, 2001 at 16:03:52:

In Reply to: Dry Suit : was Hey Josh posted by Steve on June 04, 2001 at 15:15:24:

You have 2 "basic" styles of dry glove attachment. One uses a removable ring that just slips into the sleeve, allowing the option of adding dry gloves or mitts, or even a quick field repair of a torn cuff. The glove or cuff is held in place by a clamp, rubber ring or sleeve. The existing cuff remains in place. Some folks slide a swizzle stick under the wrist seal to allow for a little air transfer.
The other type of dry glove attachment system uses a cuff ring that's permanently glued in place of the wrist seal on your suit. That style allows for full, unimpeded air (or water) transfer into the suit. If you do tear a glove with that type of cuff ring, the arm is held down and you may only get a soaking up to the elbow or shoulder.
I prefer the temporary ones myself for reaching into those little nooks & crannies. Your mileage may vary.

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