Military Diving Equipment, Drysuits, Dry Hoods, Dive Underwear and Cold Water Diving Suits
FitzWright Company Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bare Sportswear Corp., is North America’s largest manufacturer of insulating diving apparel. From a small start as a custom diving suit maker over 25 years ago, the company has grown to become a leading supplier of wetsuits, dry-suits, wading gear and accessories.
Towards the end of 1997, a second manufacturing facility was established in Malta to handle the growth in demand for diving products in the European markets. FitzWright Europe (Malta) Ltd. delivers its products through independent distributors in most European countries. Products manufactured by the FitzWright Group of Companies are available in over 30 countries throughout the world.
XCD2 TECH DRY – HYPER-COMPRESSED NEOPRENE DRYSUIT
The XCD2 Tech Dry is BARE’s flagship, front-entry, 2mm hyper-compressed neoprene drysuit. It features BARE’s patented Automatic Torso Recoil (ATR) system and BARE’s exclusive No-Stitch Technology (NST). For inflation and deflation The Tech Dry has a 360° swivel inflator valve and a low-profile adjustable exhaust valve.
The Tech Dry’s 2mm hyper-compressed Metalite neoprene is laminated with Diamond-Tuff nylon and the self-donning front zipper has a protective zipper covering. The Tech Dry is delivered with HD 7mm neoprene vulcanized BARE boots or compression-resistant soft boots, in addition to K-padz ware resistant kneepads, radar and light reflective patches and carry bag, LP hose, zipper wax and manual. Optional cuff-rings are available for the Dry Glove system.
TRILIAM HD TECH DRY – TRILAMINATE DRYSUIT
The Triliam HD Tech Dry offers the ultimate fit, function and durability in a front entry Trilaminate drysuit, with BARE’s ATR system and ‘2 needle Felled’ seam construction. The upper-body is made from polyester Trilaminate fabric and the lower-body of Cordura-like Trilaminate fabric.
As with the XCD2 Tech dry, the Triliam HD Tech Dry is delivered with HD 7mm BARE boots or compression-resistant soft boots, K-padz knee-pads, patches and accessories.
CD4 MILITARY – COMPRESSION-RESISTANT NEOPRENE MILITARY DRYSUIT
This is an exclusive drysuit model available for, and currently used in military applications. It is based on our BARE CD4 drysuit, a compressed-density 4mm neoprene shoulder entry suit. Applicable features of the in-line suit include our exclusive NST (No Stitch Technology) construction system where not a single stitch is used to construct the actual suit. Other durable and tested components include K-Padz wear resistant kneepads and attached 4mm compressed neoprene vulcanized boots.
Features unique to the CD4 Military are standard neoprene neck seals, bottle wrist seals and a relief zipper inserted at an angle above the crotch. Inlet valve is positioned on the left leg at crotch level and the exhaust valve is in standard position on the left arm. This suit is specially produced in all black with no logos.
NEOPRENE DRY HOODS
FitzWright offer a wide variety of dry hoods, including the Tech Dry hood with zipper. The Tech Dry hood in made from 7mm N2S neoprene with a 5mm twin-skin face seal for effective mask sealing. The hood neck-seal is designed to work with a dry suit neck-seal and marries to the dry suit double-collars.
FitzWright’s other dry hoods include:
- 7mm N2s neoprene dry hood
- Double-glued and SECURE-LOCK stitched cold water hood
- Cold water hood with zipper
T-100 POLAR WEAR AND CT-200 POLAR WEAR EXTREME DRYSUIT UNDERWEAR
New drysuit underwear design that incorporates HYDROSTRETCH hinge panels at the arm joint, behind the knees and our LUMBARE-X-TENDER stretch panel in the lower back. This new design provides a closer fitting garment with unrestricted movement.
Both styles feature “THERMAL-GLIDE”, different grades of Thinsulate fused between a next-to-skin fleece layer and a low friction outer layer for easier donning and doffing.
Other features include ribbed knit cuffs and collar for comfort, extra long two-way convenience zipper and deep front pockets.
Both styles are modelled on the same basic pattern and share all the features of this new design with different insulation options.
- T100: low friction face fabric / C100 Thinsulate / 7.5oz Yukon fleece.
- CT200: low friction face fabric / B200 compression-resistant Thinsulate / 7.5oz Yukon fleece.
Available in sizes to match the full compliment dry suits.
SEMI-DRY SYSTEM COLD WATER DIVING SUITS
This Semi-dry system is based on concept we call ‘INSULAYERING’. It involves a series of compatible layering garments that form part of an overall thermal protection system.
The base of the Semi-dry system is the 7mm Arctic full, our durable 7mm N2S cold water full suit. This full feature BARE suit has adjustable GLIDESEAL neck with arm and leg internal flip seals to minimize flushing. ARMOR-FLEX lower leg protection and of course our great BARE-FIT, the result of BARE’s anatomically contoured patterns. Special all black color.
The 7mm Arctic Vest is a hooded N2S cold water vest that matches the full suit. Like the 7mm Arctic Full this is a double glued and SECURE-LOCK construction. Vented hood with 5mm skin face seal and unique arm gasket reduce flushing. Special all black color.
3mm Thermalskin hooded vest is intended for use with the full suit providing 3mm additional neoprene in your core for an optional temperature range option.
Cold water hood can be added to the full suit if worn without the vest. This is a 7mm N2S glued and SECURE-LOCK stitched hood with 3mm trimable face seal and vent.