It's called a wetsuit hanger, but is it good for a drysuit? Will the motor damage the seals by either heat or ozone emission? Is there any other reason you wouldn't want to use this with a drysuit? Thanks.
MATT S I'm pretty sure it would be fine for a drysuit. The only thing I would caution about is the edges of the plastic...they can sometimes be sharp on the bottom of the hanger and can damage the material if it is a front entry style. This happened to my previous wetsuit that I use to dry with this system.
DAVID N Nope, no reason. I use mine for drysuits and it works great. I have 2 drysuits: one I can turn inside-out and the other, which has built in heavy duty boots can only be dried over night with this hanger. The inner parts of my suit are usually dry in a couple hours, but to get the pads in the boots completely dry it takes 8 or so hours.
There is not heat source in this hanger, only a small fan in the center which blows air down into the suit and thus dries it more quickly.
I was reluctant to buy one, but I am glad I did, especially when I spend all day in my drysuit here in Alaska. Makes the foollowing days dives a lot more comfortable and a lot warmer.
DANIEL J This hanger simply has a fan built into the top that forces air downward through the collar of the suit. I use this for wetsuits and drysuits and it works well for the former, ok for the latter. There is no heating that takes place, it simply moves air - so no heat drying. It works partially for drysuits since air flow is impeded because air does not flow through the legs, but I leave the front zipper open during drying and the arms and top of the suit is properly dried. I also use it is a drysuit storage hanger since it is very wide and distributes the load across the shoulders nicely. No idea about the ozone part of your question.
STEVE L I've only used it for wetsuits up to 4/3, and it works great. The motor doesn't get hot. All of my wetsuits are seam sealed on the inside and I haven't had any problem with the seals. Dude, it's basically a small fan blowing air down into your wetsuit - ozone emission???
CHANCE G It just blows ambient air, nothing is heated.
I bought two of these for drying my wetsuits after diving last year and they work very well for that. The unit produces no sufficient heat so I don't expect it would damage the drysuit seals. Not aware of any ozone emission issues. The enclosed fan is very similar to a computer chassis fan and is about as powerful so I am not sure how well these would work with a drysuit with enclosed boots. When in use with my wetsuit if flows air through the open legs nicely and the unit dries very quickly. The enclosed boots may restrict air flow too much for use with a dry suit, would have to try it and find out.
JONATHAN M Hi Steven,
Which way does the fan blow? In or out?
STEVEN N The fan blows in which should work for your drysuit. Don't know how effective it will be at removing water from the boots if there is any but certainly it will be better than nothing. I would recommend supporting the arm cuff seals up and open if you can to keep paths of circulation as open as possible.
LUCIE P Jonathan, this was a gift for my son. I have forwarded your message to him and he will be the one to reply.
Nope! It's great. No damage at all after 2 years of use on my wetsuit. Much better for the suit than hanging it in the sun.
JONATHAN M Hi Lawrence,
Did you mean Drysuit? Or wetsuit? I am purchasing for drysuit use. Thanks!
LAWRENCE H I use it for my wetsuit, but the comment applies to both.
JACOB P It's just a fan inside a hanger. The amount of heat and ozone given off is negligible. If the drysuit has the boots built in, it won't work as well, because the air won't be able to circulate very well through the legs and thereby dry them out as well as if the legs had open ankles through which the blowing air could escape.