Product Type: Scubapro Water Sport
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How to stop breaking hangers.
Scubapro Hanger Dry Suit
Member Name: chrisheels
Scubapro Hanger Dry Suit
Advantages: Great solution, strong
Disadvantages: Costly for a hanger
You would not believe how many flimsy normal hangers I managed to break before getting one of these Scubapro drysuit hangers. A normal hanger just cannot take the weight of a wet drysuit and this is a perfect solution to the problem.
The hanger is used for hanging and airing a drysuit allowing water to drip-dry from it and allowing it to air.
Drysuits really start to smell after a couple of years of use and need regular airing after diving to fully dry and prevent rotting of the material. This helpt to prolong the life of the drysuit together with stopping the gagging from the smell when getting into one prior to a dive.
The hanger is hung in the normal way, or can just about be hung on the back of a door to stop the clothes in your wardrobe from getting wet. The drysuit is then hung upside down by slotting the feet into the slots of the hanger.
The hanger is supplied in two parts and requires minimal quick assembly by slotting the hook into the body of the hanger. This is easily achived and it is extremley easy to click it into place.
The positioning of the feet holding slots allows the drysuit to be exposed to the air well wwhich means that internal and external areas are well aired and allowed to drip-dry effectivley. This method alsoreduces the drying time of the suit considerably.
The hanger could easily be used for non-dive related storage too for example a motorbike coveralls or something similar which may be too heavy for an ordinarry hanger.
The build quality of the scubrapro drysuit hanger is excellent. The hanger is made from a heavy duty plastic which has enough strength to hold a drysuit (mine weighs around 4kg when dry and I would estimate about 5kg when wet) or even a wet Buoyancy control device which I would guess weighs a couple of kilos more.
The plastic is well made with no sharp edges like you often get on cheap plastic items.
After a few years of use, the hanger has shown so sign of bending or cracking or any other deformation.
The hanger only comes in black, although other brands provide differring designs in a range of colours if you are concerned about the attractiveness of your hangers.
The hanger sells for £12 to £15 which is reasonable for a quality item. This compares favourably with other brands and designs of drysuit and heavy duty hangers.
The choice is yours, buy one of these or work your way through 120 ten pence asda hangers. Not only is this drysuit hanger more convenient but it stops you having to dispose of broken hangers which inevitably rip your binbags and in the long run cause a lot of waste which can be avoided.
I have personally found it to be extremely useful. No broken hangers (apart from ripping shirts out of the wardrobe when I am half asleep before work) and my drysuit no loger smells too bad.
Summary: Brilliant storage and drying solution