I had to use several posts to upload all the photos i took. This problem started very soon after i bought the suit. It started leaking the first season i used it. I sent the suit back to OR when i had owned it about 13 months and I expected the problem to be sorted out under warranty since to me it looks to be a design or manufacturing problem. The holes are not appearing in an area where the suit gets abrasion or physical wear and the problem is developing on both sides. I was very dissapointed in OR when they charged me for the repairs and didn’t do a very effective job, applied some tape like Tear-aid which has since come off. This suit represents a considerable investment and i expect it to last a long time. I take care how i dry and store it, lubricate the zip and condition the latex seals. Unless i can find a good way to repair the current leaks and the similar ones that you can see are developing i don’t see the suit lasting much longer and i can’t in good faith sell it and buy a different brand.
I was annoyed when taking the photos i checked the other leg and saw it also has the same problem and already a small leak that will also need repairing. As i stated when i first reported this problem to OR at the end of 2008 i think this is a design or manufacturing problem caused by the way the thin fabric flexes along the very stiff taped seam.
I need advice on how to neatly, permanently, repair and reinforce these seams
I’d be very interested to have other owners of Pyro Pros inspect their suits for similar problems or did i just get lucky?