Questions and Answers for Bare 8/7mm Velocity Progressive Stretch Semi-Dry Wetsuit with Attached Hood:
What size would fit a person whose normal wetsuit size is 4?
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The waist and chest are the most important measurements for the fit with a wetsuit. Height usually will work even if it is one to two inches short or tall. Weight will depend on the divers body build and is the last measurement to consider.
8/7 VELOCITY HOODED SEMI DRY - MENS
A progressive-stretch semi-dry suit (with front zip) that virtually eliminates water entry and incorporates varying stretch panels in performance zones of the suit.
THE RIGHT STRETCH IN THE RIGHT PLACE. Progressive stretch is a concept only available in the Velocity series. It all starts with BARE-Fit, which is the foundation of every BARE suit. BARE-Fit uses ergonomic suit design involving complex shaped patterns with articulated arms and legs. From there, zones associated with performance within the suit are selected. Then, proven fabrics are chosen from various prototypes that have been tested for years. By placing the different fabrics in particular panels of the suit, the VElOCITY series delivers exceptional fit, feel and performance.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Attached 8mm vented hood with 5mm skin-in face seal Cross chest TIZIP Master Seal water resistant zipper Skin-to-skin internal sealing zipper flap 2mm N2S neoprene internal pullover bib Skin-to-skin double 3mm GLIDESKIN wrist and ankle seals 10mm spine and kidney pad FORMTEK kneepads provide total flexibility, durability and comfort applied to 2mm N2S neoprene under pads with SECURE-LOCK stitching Double glued and SECURE-LOCK stitched All of the above features are designed to minimize water entry and increase warmth 2-YEAR WARRANTY
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS + SIZING
Material: 8mm neoprene torso with 7mm arms and legs Innovation: PROGRESSIVE STRETCH LUMBARE-X-TENDER panel in lower back
WATERSPORTS//SUPPORT//CONSUMER//MAINTENANCE AND CARE FAQS WETSUITS
Neoprene is a type of foam rubber that was developed in the 1930s by scientists at DuPont. It is used in virtually all wetsuits and is generally laminated on either side with various materials to produce varying degrees of stretch. BARE suits generally use four different types of laminates that produce four different degrees of stretch. (1) Full-Stretch or 4-way stretch, used in our ELASTEK suits, (2) Progressive-Stretch, used in our Velocity series suits, (3) Powerstretch, used in our Ignite series suits and (4) Standard stretch used in our Sport s series suits.
What do I need to do before the dive?
When donning your wetsuit be careful not to snag the inner skin materials of the suit with fingernails, rings, bracelets etc as this can affect the sealing performance of your suit.
What do I need to do after the dive?
Prior to removing your wetsuit be sure to unzip all the zippers completely. Once all the zippers have been unzipped, make your way out of the wetsuit one section at a time taking care not to damage the suit by excessive pulling or snagging with fingernails, rings, bracelets etc.
How should I store my wetsuit?
Salt water and chlorine can reduce the life of your wetsuit by drying out the neoprene. To keep your BARE wetsuit looking good and maintain its health, after the dive you should let your wetsuit soak in warm freshwater for 30 min. After soaking, rinse your wetsuit and hang on a wetsuit hanger (a thin hanger will stretch the suit). Be sure to pull the back zipper down all the way.
Note: Avoid placing your wetsuit on hot surfaces and storing in the trunk of your car for extended periods of time.
What should I do about cuts or punctures on my wetsuits?
Sometimes, contact with rocks underwater is unavoidable. Because of this, it is not uncommon to get rips and tears in your wetsuit. If you rip or tear your wetsuit you can usually repair it using neoprene glue by filling in the hole or tear. Liquid Aquaseal is a common neoprene glue that can be used for the repair and can be found at one of our local retailers. Follow the instructions on the packaging.