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dry suit storage question

Two part question.

What is the best way to store your dry suit while not in use? Its a GORE-TEX® Meridian Dry Suit. folded Up? or on a hanger?

What is the best way to transport the suit to the river? Maybe in a bag? or storage type box.

thanks in advance for any thoughts

JEREMY

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    I use a large plastic hanger
    One I got at a dive shop that is a few inches thick to hang in a cool, dry place. The most important thing I think is to avoid creases that will stay that way for very long. So when travelling I might roll it about around some other clothes so it's not rolled super tight.
  • I made a hanger out of 2" PVC pipe
    ... and rope. No creases during storage. I transport it in the care by just chucking it on top of my others stuff.
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    Gaskets
    Spray the gaskets before putting it away from the season to keep them from drying out. A beefy plastic or cloth hanger is probably a good idea too. Or pack it loosely in a bin or something. If it's going into more permanent storage, a plastic clothing bag might also be helpful. The manufacturer may have other recommendations as well.
  • zippers unzipped
    Unzip the zippers for storage.

    I think I read this off a Kokatat care instruction PDF
  • Zippers Randomly open...
    So as not to create an indentation (memory) anywhere, as in not stored fully open or closed, and not in the same spot all the time.
  • Zipper open
    Open zipper per Kokatat instructions after they replaced the zipper on mine.

    I used to put it on a wood hanger but now it's just loosely bundled on a high shelf in the closet because the door doesn't shut firmly and I have a dog that's a bit of a chewer.
  • I fold very loose and make sure zippers
    are open and flat ...no bends in them, then store in a mesh bag and hang where it can get air and circulation. Inside.
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