Installing DUI SI-5 Gloves - Tips for Easier Installation
- Get ready. For easy installation have a cup of soapy water. Place approximately two tablespoons of dishwashing soap in a small cup. Fill about half way with water and mix.
- Place your drysuit so the seam on the sleeve is facing up.
- Place the hard wrist ring on the table. Make sure the lip of the ring is facing away from the drysuit towards the glove. This locks into the soft ring on the drysuit.
- Place the glove palm side up.
- Your ready to go!
Pull the glove over the hard inner ring. You should have about 1" of sleeve over the end of the ring.
Check to make sure the sleeve is even around the ring. You should have about 1" of glove over the edge of the hard inner ring.
TIP: You want to line up the middle of the palm with the seam of the drysuit. To do this reach inside the glove and pull the center of the palm toward the hard ring. Hold in place.
Apply the soapy water generously to the outside of the SI-5 glove.
Apply soapy water generously to the inside of the installed ring on your drysuit
Press down on the drysuit. This makes the circle into an oval shape. It's important to do this. It will make inserting the hard wrist ring much easier.
Holding the position of the palm slide the hard wrist ring into the drysuit ring.
Checking placement of the glove allow the inner ring to move upward towards the drysuit seam.
TIP: We marked the drysuit seam in white pencil on this photo so you could see how we were aligning the rings.
Mistake TIP: Make sure that the glove fingers extend out of the drysuit. Otherwise you will be installing the gloves inside-out.
Using a table or hard surface for back pressure - press the inner ring up to meet the soft drysuit ring.
Press and adjust
Press and adjust
Again you can use a table or hard surface. Make sure the inner ring locks into the glove on the drysuit ring. It will look flush with the outside of your drysuit.
Make sure the inner ring is flush with the outer ring as shown in this picture.
Check ring location
Check your installation by gently pulling on glove
Check the glove. You want to make sure it is smooth without ridges or bumps.
Check the inside of the glove. Making sure no ridges or bumps are visible.