Question on the Stearns Driflex cold water rescue suit
We are looking to purchase new suits, the old Stearns ice rescue suits we had have dry rotted. We are looking to purchase the Mustang Ice Commander IC9001. However Stearns new suit looks identical and costs less. I have heard that Lifeguard systems had multiple leaky suits from Stearns and problems getting satisfaction from Stearns. Can anyone confirm this or have you had your own issues.
Myself I'd just as soon purchase an American product (Mustang) and not a rip off from China, but money is always a factor.
No problems getting repairs done ...
Dive Rescue International has had NO problems getting repairs done on Stearns suits. It is possible that a competitor's customers may be experiencing problems because the competitor is not an authorized Stearns dealer.
Both the Driflex (Stearns) and the Ice Commander (Mustang) have pros and cons. Patrick Kitchens at Dive Rescue International can go into detail since he sells both AND we use both in our ice rescue training programs.
If any public safety team is having an issue with their Stearns suit, please contact Dive Rescue International and we will work hard to resolve the issue quickly. It does not matter if you purchased the suit from a competitor since we are advocates for public safety agencies.
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