Arm warmers prevent cold bridges during dry diving

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If you do fun diving in the winter you will probably have noticed already that many dry suits, due to their attachment of seals, create cold bridges in the wrists. A simple solution against this is a pair of arm warmers made from old neoprene gloves.

Possible cold bridge: Between seal and glove
Possible cold bridge: Between seal and glove

In many dry suits the cuffs are glued onto the outside on the ends of the arms. While this makes them easier to repair, it also provides an ideal surface for cold water. Diving with wet gloves here forms a section in which the undergarment no longer warms and the gloves are inadequately insulated. Arm warmers can help here.

Cut the gloves
Cut the gloves

In the first step you must cut up an old pair of gloves. For the arm warmers, you need the lower part of the gloves. Tip: Place the section directly below the thumb of the glove. So you can use the full possible length for the arm warmers.

Arm warmers ready for diving action: They are worn above seal and glove
Arm warmers ready for diving action: They are worn above seal and glove

The finished result; with the dry suit, your new arm warmers and the neoprene gloves should look like this. The warmers are protecting the area that was previously less well insulated.

Learn more at: http://tips-for-divers.com/2013/09/arm-warmers-prevent-cold-bridges-during-dry-diving/

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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