Why do DUI drysuits cost more than many other brands?DUI offers more styles and designs than any other drysuit manufacturer. Period. You get to select the drysuit style, material, size, color, accessories, add-ons – you name it, we’ve got it. You get to select from virtually hundreds of options to design the drysuit that is just right for you.
All DUI drysuits are made in the USA offering you the fastest delivery possible.
DUI drysuits fit better than anyone else. We use our 40+ years in designing custom garments for divers and are constantly testing and updating patterns and designs to improve the fit of our equipment. DUI suits are designed to provide you complete range of motion while the least amount of drag possible.
DUI uses only the best materials.
DUI drysuits are hand-made by skilled craftsman.
DUI offers the best warranty in the industry – 7 years against defects in materials and workmanship. And we’ve been in business since 1963 and are here to support that warranty.
DUI offers the best customer service in the industry. You have a question? Call us. We are here to help you.
DUI drysuits out perform all others. They are more comfortable, more durable, more reliable.
It’s all in the details – we add drain holes in areas so the suit drains faster, we add zipper guards to not only protect the waterproof zipper but it makes the suit look better, knee overlays cover the length of the leg, edges are finished, thread colors match, etc. etc. etc.
Dive for dive, DUI drysuits actually cost less! That’s right. Because DUI drysuits are more comfortable, you will dive more. You can dive all year round and multiple times a day. Dive anytime you want and wherever you want. And by varying the insulation underneath, you can dive from warm to very cold waters. That means you only need one suit. And with proper maintenance, DUI drysuits can easily last ten years. That all equals up to one fact: DUI actually costs less!
All of the best divers dive DUI. Look around. What are the world’s top divers wearing? Underwater photographers, explorers, scientists, commercial, public safety, recreational – they are ALL wearing DUI.
TEST DIVE FOR YOURSELF! Try one for yourself. Dive another brand of drysuit and then dive a DUI. No other drysuit can match the fit, the feel and the comfort of a DUI.
The TLS is DUI’s best selling suit. It is light and flexible and dries very quickly. It is also much tougher than it appears. On a scale 1 to 10 with 10 being the durability of a CF200, a TLS is an 8.5. Not bad for something so light and easy to move in. The TLS is the preferred suit of many recreational divers, underwater photographers, and cave divers.The CLX design provides extra durability in the torso and upper body and arms of the suit, through the use of Cordura® fabric, so it is a great suit for underwater hunters who stick their arms in holes looking for lobsters and other critters. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it is a great looking suit, and will keep its good looks for a long time. Many divers who purchase a CLX drysuit over a TLS do so simply because of the way it looks.
The CLX is also available in many material combinations if ordered as a Special Production drysuit. For example, you can have the tough Cordura material used in the lower half of the suit as well. That will make the suit even more durable though you will lose some flexibility as the Cordura material is more stiff than the regular trilaminate material. You can also order a CLX drysuit with a CF200 bottom – a CLX50/50.
Both the TLS and CLX are available in a self entry and shoulder-entry design
Aside from the obvious advantage of being able to get in and out of the suit unassisted, self-don suits have other positive features as well. The telescoping torso on a self-don suit allows for an excellent fit with complete range of motion. That is to say, the suit is actually fitted at the legs and hips, while the telescoping torso provides the extra material needed to reach or bend without adding extra bulk. It also means a stock size suit is more likely to fit you as the telescoping torso allows for a wider range of people to fit the same size and fit it well. Not having a zipper across the shoulders will dramatically increase the comfort of the suit as there is no pressure from the zipper when you move your arms and shoulders. The increased comfort and improved fit of the self-don suit will make your diving more enjoyable.
The patented crushed neoprene used for the CF200 is the most durable material available for drysuits. It is so tough we use it to make kneepads and boots for our other suits! Given this ruggedness the material is heavier than other fabrics. Although totally dry inside, the outer nylon layer absorbs water making it heavier still when wet, and requires about as long as a wetsuit does to dry. Because CF200 material actually stretches like a wetsuit, these suits are cut with a more slender wetsuit –like fit.The FLX50/50 is a hybrid suit that maximizes the effectiveness of the materials used in its construction. It combines the light weight trilaminate material for the upper body, thus ensuring excellent freedom of movement, and the toughness of crushed neoprene for the lower body where the average diver may experience most of the wear and tear. This popular suit is much easier on people with smaller muscles when compared with a traditional CF200 suit, since the trilaminate top of the FLX means they don’t have to work as much to stretch a crushed neoprene fabric upper body.
The CF200 is available in both a self-don and shoulder-entry version. The FLX50/50 is only available in a self-don version.