Official Drysuit of
the Race 2 Alaska
We are confident that you will love your new Ocean Rodeo purchase but if not, we want to make it right. We offer an unconditional money-back 60 day satisfaction guarantee on all our gear. Buy with confidence that your new purchase will live up to not only your own high expectations, but ours as well.
IGNITE ONE PIECE DRYSUIT
DUAL FUNCTION DRYSUIT / FOUL WEATHER GEAR!
Blurring the lines between foul weather gear and traditional drysuits the Ignite is loaded with expedition style features and is designed to be worn for extended periods of time above and beyond a quick after work session.
Featuring our revolutionary Captive Zip1 design, the Ignite has merged drysuit water integrity with the comfort of traditional foul weather pant & jacket combinations. When worn in “full dry” mode, the Ignite is 100% dry.
In modest conditions or when relaxing between sessions the Ignite is quickly converted to “standby mode” by opening the dry zip and doffing the neck seal. With the over jacket then zipped up the Ignite provides ventilation and protection on par with, or superior to other leading foul weather gear ensembles. Converting from standby mode to full dry mode can be easily accomplished all while wearing your PFD.
As added security we’ve added a “wader” belt at the waist to restrict water entry into the lower suit due to accidental submersion when worn in standby mode and added highly reflective patches and inks to the outside of the suit.
1 Captive Zip technology, patent pending.
- Stand-by or Full Drysuit mode – Captive Zip1 Self Entry
- German made T-zip Masterseal main dry zip
- Captive over flap jacket zip
- Outer Chest Pocket
- 420 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch
- VENTOR salt water resistant, drysuit specific waterproof breathable material
- Adjustable & removable suspenders
- Trim to fit, Polytex UV resistant seals
- Removable hood
- German made T-zip Masterseal crotch relief zip
- Warming hand pockets and inside jacket stash pocket
- Available with attached dry sock booties
- One atmosphere PK external jacket zip with stainless slider
- Wrist overlays with Velcro cinch to seal gloves
- Lower leg “boot cuff” overlays
- Ultra high all-weather collar, with hold down snaps
- Reflective piping
- Reflective patches
- “Wader” waist belt
Should I rinse the suit off between sessions?
Should I hang my suit to dry?
If your suit is starting to smell, we suggest a rinse in McNett’s MiraZyme. This product is completely safe for your suit and will kill odor causing bacteria, etc.
How can I pack my suit for travel?
Your zipper is the most expensive single component on your suit and should never be folded or kinked, as this can cause permanent damage to the zipper and a costly repair!
At the end of the season, how should I store my suit?
As described above, you are best to ensure your suit is fully dry before storing it for the season.
If possible, we also encourage you to hang the suit with the zipper open in a well ventilated area rather than folding and storing in a bin or drawer.
Crucially, the seals of your suit will require some special attention. Your seals are made from a high quality, hand dipped latex which is vulnerable to oil. You can use talc or baby powder to soak up residual oils off the seals or McNett’s Seal Saver product to clean and protect your seals.
Best way to maintain my seals?
Never don or doff your suit while wearing jewelry, especially on the hands or ears. If you see a nick in your seal, be sure to repair it before it grows!
Don’t “pull” your seals on over your wrists or ankles. Use your hands to help the seals over your head, hands or feet to prevent undue stress on the seal.
At the end of each season, be sure to clean your seals with McNett’s Seal Saver or similar product to absorb excess oils left on the seal. These oils can eat away at your seal when in storage. Talc or baby powder also helps absorb these oils and can be used.
What if I tear a seal?
If the tear is too large to patch, we also sell easily applied replacement seals. These seals ship complete with a heat activated dry glue which bonds with the rubber. Replacing the seal is as simple as cutting the old seal back to approximately 3-4” remaining and bonding the new seal to the stump left behind of the old seal.
My seals are too tight - help?!
Our seals are designed to keep you dry not by being tight but by sitting smooth and flush against your skin. At no time should your seals be cutting off circulation or breathing!
If you feel your seals are too tight, you can easily adjust their size. However, 1st be sure that you’ve got the seal on such that it is smooth and flush against your skin and not folded back on itself as this will cause it to pinch.
If you still need to adjust your seals, we suggest that you 1st consider taking wine or pop bottles and stretching the wrist and ankle seals over these overnight. This will often relax the rubber significantly. You can use a medium sized kitchen pot for the neck.
As a last resort you can trim your seals to fit. Trimming the seals should be done 1-2mm (1/16th of an inch) at a time. You can see a video on seal trimming here.
Water is getting into my suit. What now?
If you’re getting wet close to the zipper (chest or groin) you’ve likely not fully closed your zipper. The zipper must be pulled fully closed such that the car is snug against the docking end of the zipper, there is a noticeable feeling when the zipper locks into place, fully closed.
If you’re getting wet around the seals, check to make sure your seals are smooth against your skin. Folds, creases or tucks will allow water to slip into the suit. Be sure as well that no thermal underlayers are trapped between your skin and the seal as this will wick water into the suit.
If your suit is not brand new, it might be time to refresh the waterproof barrier of your VentOR materials. NikWax T.X Direct spray on waterproofing will dramatically improve your suit’s breathability and waterproofness.
What if I rip or puncture the suit?
Your suit must be dry and clean prior to applying the patch. Turn the suit inside out and follow the iron on instructions to apply the patch and get back on the water quickly!
Can I wash my suit?
Longer term, you might find that your suit needs a refreshing and is starting to smell a bit ‘funky’. McNett’s MiraZyme is an excellent option to clean and deodorize your suit.
Can I refresh the waterproofing on the suit?
NikWax T.X Direct spray on waterproofing is easy to apply and will dramatically improve your suit’s breathability and waterproofness, breathing new life into your suit!
Are there any tips for zipper care?
Included with your suit is a small packet of zipper lube, this is a simple silicone lube and can be replaced with McNett’s Zip Tech if you run out. Use the zipper lube to keep the zipper moving smoothly.
If you’re zipper car gets jammed with an obstruction (fabric, hair, etc) be sure to carefully back the zipper off the obstruction, do not simply pull harder!
If you feel your zipper is leaking, be sure to check to make sure you have it fully closed by pulling hard to make sure the zipper car is snug against the docking end of the zipper. If you are still getting water seepage, apply a bead of silicone or Zip Tech lubricant to re-seal the small teeth on the zipper.
Lastly, be sure not to ever fold or kink your zipper! This can cause the zipper to leak or, worse, to fail to close at all!