Average Customer Review: based on 14 reviews.Rating: Semi-Dry
will this suit be to warm for non diving, more for water skiing and sky skiing my circulation is very poor and i am always cold in my ONeill dry suit that doesnt stay very dry spring and fall???water temp 55 air around 65 to75? thanks
Hello Jeff, this suit is made out of a standard neoprene. For the non-diving things your doing I would suggest going with a super-stretch material suit. With that you will have a greater mobility in and around the shoulders and legs. The suit I would suggest is the Aqua Lung 8/7mm SolAfx AquaFlex Super-Stretch Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-101/153758/Aqua-Lung-8-7mm-SolAfx-AquaFlex-Super-Stretch-Hooded-Chest-Zip-Jumpsuit---Wetsuit.html.
Hi, I am 57" 160lbs chest 39". I would like the medium but they are sold out. Do you think a small would be to tight? Thanks
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. As long as the item is not used in the water you have up to 60 days to refund or exchange it.
Looking for a wetsuit for my 67"-68" 235 lbs, Son, who is spear fishing in Rhode Island. Is the 3x suit good for him and can it be returned, for full refund, if its not what he is looking for?
Will this suit or a wet suit be better for just boogie boarding in cold temps.?
This is a pretty heavy suit for boogie boarding. Typically a 3 or 5mm in a super stretch works better. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-43/149217/Ocean-Quest-3-2mm-Premium-Super-Stretch-Titanium-Jumpsuit---Wetsuit....html
I am 66" tall (thin build) and am looking for a 6.5mm or 7mm wetsuit that will be "tall" enough for me. Any recommendations?
At your height, Pinnacle may be the best manufacturer for you to look into. The most important measurements any time you purchase a wetsuit or drysuit using the manufacturer's sizing charts will always be your waist and chest/bust measurements. The suit needs to fit your torso correctly in order to do its job properly. Keep in mind there is no such thing as a comfortable wetsuit on the surface. You want it to be snug, but not cut off circulation to your extremities. The more snug it is, the thinner the layer of water your body is heating. If its too loose you will remain warm for awhile, but eventually your body won't be able to keep up with the greater amount of water flowing through the suit and you'll wind up getting cold faster. After that your height is a secondary measurement. The manufacturers realize that generally speaking your boots and gloves can overlap slightly short arms and legs, or the diver can push or roll up longer sleeves and/or arms if need be. Weight is a measurement the diver can usually ignore. It really has little to no bearing what so ever on the sizing and fit of your suit. The manufacturers do not take into account muscle being more dense than fat, so based simply on fitness levels 2 people can be the exact same size but quite different in weight. This measurement should only be used if the person is literally on the fence between 2 sizes in all categories.
I am new to diving and I will be mostly diving in mostly 40+ degree water (New England). I often get very cold while snorkeling. Is this suit warm enough for this type of diving? Does a removable hood make you colder?
Is this suit suitable for a woman? Im only 54.
Hello Mariann, this suit is a closeout limited to stock on hand. We only have men sizes in-stock. If you are looking for a cold water suit. The suit I would suggest for you is the Ocean Quest 7mm Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Wetsuit web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-101/150434/Ocean-Quest-7mm-Premium-Super-Stretch-Titanium-Jumpsuit---Wetsuit.html.
I live in southern California and recently became certified to dive. Will the Mares 6.5mm Isotherm Semi Dry keep me warm throughout all months of the year in southern California? My advanced course is coming up, so its going to include night dives. How will this stack up at night time where the water temperature might be even lower than during the day? Thanks!
482049 - Mares 6.5mm Isotherm Semi Dry Wetsuit
History jumps into the future
• Horizontal TIZIP dry backzip
• Internal neoprene O-rings
• High resistant knee pads
The Isotherm is well known worldwide as a pioneer of the semidry philosophy.
We want to celebrate on of the icons of these past 60 years with the Isotherm Next Generation. The design takes its roots in the 80s version. But double cone construction, preshaped cuts, wrist and ankle internal smooth skin O-rings, the modified position of back TIZIP, together with a great selection of neoprene make this semidry an icon again.
Thermo Plush: Extremely soft internal layer in the chest area to keep the upper part of the body warm. Thermo plush is durable and dries fast.
Back Protection System: Ergonomically shaped neoprene cushion between back and tank support for improved wearing comfort and extra warmth in a zone which is usually cold sensitive.
Spine Pad: An additional strip of GlideSkin positioned under the back zipper. Efficiently eliminates any kind of uncomfortable feeling caused by tank and zipper and provides further increases sealing.
Double Sealing System: Combination of GlideSkin inner faces and a soft internal neoprene sealing ring form an impermeable barrier against water entry at wrists and ankles.
Titex Zips: Extremely strong and durable zippers. SuperSeal version on Isotherm, SilverSeal version on 2ndSkin. Lubricate regularly for best performance.