DONNING THF FNCAPSUI ATING PROTFCTIVF SUIT USING THF RFBRFATHFR SYSTEM.
Sit down and place both feet into suit (1).
Roll up outer cuffs (2) around legs and put on boots (3).
Roll outer cuffs (2) down over boots (3).
Stand up and pull suit (1) up to your waist and buckle the suit waist belt (4).
Heat stress hazard. The ice vest will not prevent the wearer from perspiring as heat
builds up inside the encapsulating protective suit. Leave the area immediately and cool
off at any sign of nausea, dizziness or difficulty in breathing. Failure to leave the area
and cool off could result in personnel injury due to heat exhaustion. STEPO-I authorized
weartime (stay time) with cooling vest at ambient temperatures at or above 85°F (29.
44°C) is 45 minutes. Ambient temperatures below 85°F (29. 44°C) is 2 hours.
Disconnect the buckles on ice vest adjusting straps (5).
The ice vest must be worn with pouch in the front.
Place the ice vest in position over your shoulders.
Connect the buckles and adjust straps (5).
A loosely fitted vest will not produce the maximum cooling effect.
Ensure the ice vest is firmly secured to your body, distributing the weight evenly.
Turn temperature regulating valve (6) to the horizontal position (maximum cooling).
Turn the on/off toggle switch (7) to the on position.
The system will take a few seconds to purge itself of trapped air before the water will
Adjust temperature regulating valve (6) as needed for individual comfort.