VIKING™ VSN

The VIKING™ VSN is a comfortable, stretchy and durable drysuit manufactured from a unique rubber based material. The VSN material is triple layered, comprising of a middle rubber layer with Armatex nylon on the external and internal surfaces. This suit is designed for use by technical divers, police underwater dive teams, military divers, and anyone who requires a drysuit with high degrees of abrasion and puncture resistance.

  • Unique stretch material
  • "Vulca Seam" technology
  • Highly abrasion and puncture resistant
  • Neutrally buoyant material
  • Front and rear entry versions available.
  • Front entry suits feature an adjustable torso with external crotch strap

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VIKING™ VSN

FABRIC

Trilaminate construction. Mid ply of NR/EPDM rubber. External and internal knitted Armatex jersey nylon. Average material weight 1100 +/- 100 g/m2. The material is totally non compressible, and also neutrally buoyant.

COLOUR

Black

SEAMS

External seams stitched together with an elastic tape for security. Internal seams are chemically treated and then an uncured rubber tape is applied to the seams using heat and pressure. Finally the suit is placed inside a vulcaniser whereby the rubber tape becomes cured into the material surface. This is known as "Vulca Seam technology ".

REINFORCEMENTS

The VIKING™ VSN material is inherently abrasion and puncture resistant. Soft, flexible and hard-wearing knee pads are fitted as standard.

Standards

  • EN 14225-2:2005

ZIPPER

Front entry adjustable torso models are fitted with a MED duty non mag zipper as standard in 85 cm or 90 cm length.

Rear entry suits are fitted with a MED duty non mag zipper of 90 cm length.

Zip flaps are fitted as standard on both models.

Option:
A 90 cm Heavy Duty zipper may be fitted to REAR entry models only. Relief zipper available.

VALVES

Standard configuration includes the following mounted on rubber backing discs:

  • Central chest: VIKING™ Push Protected inlet valve
  • Hose: CEJN fitting, 80 cm long
  • Upper left arm: VIKING™ Low Profile adjustable exhaust valve

Alternative options:
Non magnetic inlet valves, Apeks inlet valves, Non magnetic hoses
Non magnetic exhaust valves, Apeks exhaust valves

BOOTS

Rubber coated 5mm neoprene boots with a fin retainer are fitted as standard.

Options include latex socks, or VSN material socks may be specified if suit is to be used with overboots.

NECKSEAL

The VIKING™ VSN is fitted with a Surveyor latex neck seal as standard.

Alternative options:
Bellows latex neck seal or neoprene neck seal. The suit may also be fitted with the VIKING™ Quick Neck system, which allows for quick changing of broken seals. A neoprene neck warmer may be paired with a latex neck seal.

HOOD OPTIONS

VIKING™ VSN suits may be fitted with a wide range of hood options as follows:
Surveyor latex hood + thermal inner hood, Nautic neoprene hood with smooth face seal, Smoothskin hood.

CUFFS 

Latex conical cuffs are standard

Cuff options:
PRO latex cuffs or bellows latex cuffs.

Glove ring options:
In order to make the suit completely waterproof, it is possible to fit a rubber cuff ring system with fixed external rubber ring, and loose stiff plastic ring which holds the latex seal in place. The alternative is a plastic bayonet glove ring system with a plastic ring mounted on the sleeve, and a replaceable cuff held in place with a plastic ring.

Both systems then make the fitment of  latex gloves possible.

INCLUDED WITH EACH DELIVERY

Each suit comes supplied as standard with the following items:
Suspenders, carry bag, user manual, repair kit and zip care materials.

Coated Fabric

Property Result Standard
Thickness 1.20 mm +/- 0.10 mm  
Weight 1050 +/- 100 g/m2 ISO 3801
Tensile Strength

Warp: min 800 N/ 50mm

Weft : min 650 N/ 50 mm

ISO 1421
Tear Strength

Warp: min 240 N

Weft: min 160 N

ISO 4674
Puncture Resistance Min 82 N pr EN 863
Abrasion Resistance After 5,000 cycles, weight loss 14 gms ISO 5470-1 H 18 , 250 g

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