Fusion Essence with DryCore

Our best-value women's drysuit lets you save your adrenaline for the dive instead of using it on cliffhanger financial experiences. The Fusion Essence offers you a women's-specific fit, peak performance, and military-grade technology for a price that won't break the bank.

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ABOUT Fusion Essence with DryCore

Product Details

Features

Feel & Fit

  • Designed for Women Designed and cut to create a feminine shape.
  • High Stretch Construction Spandex panels and flatlock seams in the outer layer provide excellent range of motion and helps streamline the suit to minimize drag.
  • Back Entry This style reduces bulk in the front by moving it to the back. A trusted military grade YKK brass dry zipper is used for durability.
  • Adjustable Suspenders Our suspenders can be adjusted to help you achieve a perfect fit and keep the suit in place throughout your dives.
  • Modular Design Separate the inner and outer layers of the drysuit via hook-and-loop fasteners at the wrists, ankles, and zipper. This allows for detachment of the outer layer for rapid drying.
  • Polytex Seals Our seals are a blend of latex and a specialized material offering better resistance to the elements.
  • Zippered Wrists By unzipping the wrists you can easily put on your gloves and then zip the wrists back up for a streamlined fit

Performance & Protection

  • Patented Dual Layer System The Fusion line represents the most innovative advancements in drysuit technology of the last twenty years. All of our Fusion Drysuits comprise of two layers: an internal, loosely cut core that fits a range of body types within each size option, and a durable, stretchy external layer that conforms to the body’s shape for a streamlined profile without restricting movement. The Fusion system distributes air evenly inside the suit, helping maintain correct trim and buoyancy in all conditions.
  • DryCore Inner The drysuit’s inner layer incorporates our proven DryCore technology using as few seams as possible to minimize opportunity for leaks. Constructed of a 2-ply fabric, it is designed for longevity and easy maintenance.
  • Protective Outer 1mm Neoprene in high-wear areas paired with flatlock seams for a long lasting drysuit.
  • GatorTechTM Kneepads Flexible 1mm abrasion resistant knees improve the life of the outer layer
  • Low Profile Auto Exhaust Valve This low profile valve design means less hang ups on BC straps and other gear. It offers hands free buoyancy control once set. You can count on having the most technically advanced and reliable valve on the market, Apeks made.

Also Included

  • Carry Bag 
  • Inflator Hose 
  • Zipper Lubricant Stick 
  • Owner’s Manual 

What's in the Box:

  • Fusion Essence w/ Drycore
  • Mesh Duffel Bag
  • Inflator Hose
  • Zipper Lubricant
  • Owner's Manual

Care & Maintenance

How to properly care for your Aqua Lung drysuit:

 

Care before the Dive: 

  • Make sure your drysuit fits properly before diving. Seals should be snug but not tight. You may want your dealer to assist you in fitting your seals. Neck seals that are too tight may restrict blood flow to the brain resulting in serious injury.
  • Inspect your valves for proper performance. Make sure your exhaust valve faceplate is tightened into the suit to approximately 4 lbs/ft (5.4 Nm) or as tight as possible by hand using the Apeks back nut tool.
  • When opening or closing your zipper, avoid catching undergarment material in the dry zipper teeth. If zipper becomes jammed, do not continue pulling. Back zipper up and clear debris or clothing. Do not force your zipper.
  • For lubrication of seals, use a food-grade vegetable-based silicone spray in a pump bottle (avoid aerosols). Unscented baby powder, talcum powder or corn starch are other great alternatives.
  • If your drysuit comes with latex seals and is exposed to extreme cold, ensure seals are warmed to pliable condition before attempting to stretch them.
  • Avoid sharp objects (rings, earrings and fingernails) as they may tear seals.
  • Follow donning instructions as provided in your Owner’s Manual.

 

Care During the Dive: 

  • The exterior surface of your drysuit is designed to withstand the normal wear and tear you might encounter during a normal dive. Abrasion against sharp rocks or other sharp objects can cut or puncture the exterior surface so reasonable care should be taken to avoid these situations. Boots must be worn over dry socks. Small cuts or tears can be repaired according to instructions based on the type of material your suit is made from. Ask your dive professional for assistance.

 

Care After the Dive: 

  • Check all components for signs of damage or excess wear. Have serviced if required.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on your drysuit and valves regularly or have them serviced by a qualified individual. The inflation valve should be stripped down, cleaned and the O-rings changed annually to guarantee trouble free operation.

 

Cleaning:

  • Keep your zipper free of sand and debris by spraying with clean fresh water after every use. Stubborn debris lodged in the zipper can be removed with a soft toothbrush and mild soap.
  • Inflate and exhaust valves should be rinsed in fresh water after use. The inflation valve should then be connected to the air supply and blown through to clear any residual water. The exhaust valve should have any residual water gently shaken off.
  • Rinse the outside of the suit with fresh clean water after each dive. If needed, hand wash the garment using synthetic fabric cleaner such as Nikwax or similar product.
  • Place the suit on a thick hanger with all the zippers open to ensure maximum air circulation and complete drying.

 

Zipper Care and Maintenance: 

  • Be careful not to fold the zipper back on itself.
  • When folding your drysuit start by laying the suit zipper side down with zipper in the open position. Roll the suit starting at the feet working toward the neck seal. Loosely fold the arms together over the body of the suit. If transporting in a bag, do not stuff your suit in a bag that is too small or the zipper may get bent.
  • For prolonged storage it is best to hang you suit from the legs with the zipper in the open position. Hang in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight and away from electric motors of fumes (chlorine, diesel or gas). After prolonged storage check the seals for cracking or loss of stretch. Natural rubber components generally have a lifetime of 5 years before needing replacement.

 

Zipper Care and Maintenance: 

  • Brass zipper teeth should be lubricated after each dive. PU zippers should have the dock lubricated regularly. Use the lubricant provided with your drysuit.
  • Zippers are designed to be pulled closed or open in a straight line. Try to avoid pulling on the zipper pulls at an excessive angle to their intended path of travel. It is best to ask your dive buddy for zipper assistance in either opening or closing a drysuit with a back-zipper. 

 

Chemicals/Solvents: 

  • Avoid any contact with oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents. 
  • Do not expose any part to aerosol spray, as some aerosol propellants attack or degrade rubber and plastic materials.
  • Do not use any type of alcohol, solvent or petroleum-based substances to clean or lubricate any part. 
  • Do not store your equipment near any oil, gasoline, chemicals, or solvents.
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