Drysuit boot replacement

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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby coulterboy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:09 pm

I've replaced my drysuit boots myself on my Dive Concept drysuit. It was very easy to do. Still no leaks over 100 dives. I got the boots that USIA use on their drysuit with the Velcro straps. Very happy with it.
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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby Tom Nic » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:46 am

Diver_Dave wrote:Why buy expensive rock boots just buy yourselves a pair of high top sneakers


I currently dive my Converse tennies and love them.

However, for some reason they only come in narrow sizes. I make it work, but they are wearing quickly, aren't the most comfortable, and it's time to look for a new pair.

If anyone has any resources for high top canvas tennis shoes that also come in wide sizes I would be most grateful!
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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby Diver_Dave » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:41 pm

Why buy expensive rock boots just buy yourselves a pair of high top sneakers
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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby mpenders » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:35 pm

Awhile back I contacted Brooks Dive Gear out of BC. On their drysuit options page, they show their "Arctic Boots": http://brooksdivegear.com/drysuits5.html.

These boots are dead ringers (as far as I can tell from the picture) to the boots that came on my Seasoft drysuit - probably one of the best features on that suit.

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They were willing to sell them alone as an accessory. I seem to recall the price at that time was either $100 or $150. Keep in mind this in Canadian dollars, so would be a bit less expensive with the current exchange rate.

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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby Nwbrewer » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:42 am

Out of stock until 1/31.... Guess I will wait.

Thinking about getting some clearance Muck boots and glueing those on...
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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby Gdog » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:02 am


that does look just like them!

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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby Gdog » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:06 pm

I have those boots on my drysuit. They are really really good boots. They have held up extremely well. I wonder if you can find just the boots and do them yourself.

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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby Nwbrewer » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:15 pm

Thanks Jess. I'm going to try just buying the boots and putting them on myself first. I'll save that place for if I fail epically. Although 200 for parts and labor is pretty cheap since most of the boots I have found so far are around 120-150.
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Re: Drysuit boot replacement

Postby ScubaJess » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:09 pm

Happy Thursday!

I've used this place before for neck seals/wrist seals & new zips, they are super fast and do a great job. I see on their website they also do boot service? Not sure if that would work for you?

http://www.expressdrysuitrepair.com/rep ... vices.html
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Drysuit boot replacement

Postby Nwbrewer » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:35 am

Any suggestions for replacement drsuit boots? I have a new to me trilam suit that fits me great other than the neoprene socks are 2 sizes too small.
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