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Can the Henderson diving wetsuits be used for triathlons? The content of my Henderson wetsuit is 80% neoprene and 20% nylon and it says diving suit on the back. The typical triathlons wetsuits (which Ive seen and tried on) have a different feel to them and are more rigid and tight.
They CAN be used, although they wouldn't be the most functional choice. They are very buoyant (as with any diving wetsuit) making them tough to swim in, and the arms are designed with divers in mind and are made to keep them at your sides, as opposed to doing a freestyle stroke with.
Hello, I am diving in 40-50 degree water, and will be wearing a 7mm wetsuit, in conjunction with a 7mm jacket. I need to purchase the jacket, but do not know what size I need to order. Do I order the same size jacket that I use for the wetsuit, or do I need to go one size up to allow the jacket to fit over the 7mm wetsuit? Thanks for any advise.
The jackets are designed to fit over a bottom half of a suit that does not cover the arms or shoulders. Putting this jacket over a full wetsuit will not work. A vest worn under a full suit would be a better choice. Order according to the size chart. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-28/022917/Henderson-7-5mm-Thermoprene-Hooded-Diving-Vest.html
Pardon my ignorance, but I am new to diving. When it says that a wetsuit jacket can be worn "by itself," does that mean one doesnt need to wear anything *underneath* the jacket?
What you are looking at is something that can be part of a two piece combo, a jacket (what you see now) and the john - http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-101/150357/Neosport-by-Henderson-7mm-Waterman-Farmer-John.html - sometimes people will split up the combo and only wear half, that's why we say it can be worn by itself. What you would wear under a wetsuit in general can be a swim suit, underwear/nothing (little hard to take suit off on the boat with people around) or lycra skins.
You mention wearing this by itself, as without including a farmer john. I live in Ohio where the complete set with farmer john would be best for dives in my area. Could I use just this top jacket for warmer scuba dives when on vacation, say, Florida keys and Caribbean?
Hi. What size will fit me best for the Neosport by Henderson 7mm Waterman Step-In Wetsuit Jacket? I am between 5-11 and 6 tall, 39" chest, 31" waist, weigh 140 lbs (Im thin, medium tall). Thanks!
My daughter needs a warm wetsuit top. I cant find a 7mm top for women. Would the Neosport by Henderson 7mm Waterman Step-In Wetsuit Jacket work for a woman? She is petite: 5-5" tall, 110 or 115 lbs, 28 to 30" waist and 32 to 33" chest. If theres no womens model, could she fit the mens, and which size? Thanks.
Hello Lee, when you are sizing a wet suit or dive skin the two most important measurements are your chest/bust and waist. Height is a secondary measurement and weight is the last measurement you would take into account. The Waterman suit is a mens cut suit. If you are looking for a Women style take a look at the: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-101/153814/Aqua-Lung.-6.5mm-Long-Sleeve-Womens-Step-In-Jacket.html or http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-101/053833/Henderson-7mm-Thermoprene-Step-in-Womens-Wetsuit-Jacket.html.
7MM WATERMAN JOHN & JACKET
“Waterman” a name given to a person who works or spends his life on, in or around the water. We couldn’t think of a better name for our new John and Jacket combination. From it’s diamond plate knee pads to the trident waterman logo, this suit is all business. Designed to be used and abused and the best part it’s an incredible value, so replacing a suit a few times a season will not eat the profits of long day on the water. Available in 3mm, 5mm and 7mm. Johns and Jacket sold separately.
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Sizing / Materials
S - 3XL
3mm, 5mm or 7mm
Neoprene material, Glued and Sewn seams, #10 YKK zipper, Velcro shoulder, Lycra edge trimmed wrist and ankle seals