The Viking HDS DIVERS DRESS is based on the Viking DIVERS DRESS, and is manufactured with a touch of nostalgia for those divers who continue to dive using traditional helmets like the Siebe Gorman 12 bolt. Built to replace the old canvas coated rubber suits, in a style more suited to 21st century demands for diving in water which may be contaminated. HDS material is extremely abrasion resistant.
- External vulcanised seams
- Internal stitched and taped seams
- Easy to clean exterior when contaminated
- Material is 4 times more abrasion resistant than HD material
NITECS material is a combination of Nitrile rubber and synthetic rubber (NBR / EPDM) coated on to a knitted black polyester lining. Total material weight is 1,050 gm / m2 + / – 100 gm/m2
Internal seams stitched together with an elastic tape for security. External seams vulcanised with a 25mm rubber tape. Vulcanising is a chemical bonding process, ensuiring watertight seams.
Additional layers of HDS anti slip textured rubber are applied to areas at risk of wear. The front of the legs from above the knee, down to the boots, and around the boots are also protected from abrasion and puncturing.