Pinnacle 7mm Tempo Merino Elastiprene Super-Stretch Wetsuit Review - $279.00 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
I am 5 feet 6 inches tall and I ordered the large short wetsuit. I dive in the northeast in water that is usually below 50F. In 45 degree water the suit seems to keep me comfortable. In water in the 60s it is actually too warm. I was concerned about the fit. The arms and the legs are 1 or 2 inches too long but there are ways you can pull up the neoprene to compensate for that, so I am very happy about the fit.
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Pinnacle 7mm Tempo Merino Elastiprene Super-Stretch Wetsuit:
Why would somebody give this product 4 out of 5 stars and then not even write a review to explain why? Idiots.
(Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello, I agree maybe they never learned to read or write. I have a pinnacle 7mm suit and love it.
I am 610" and 320lbs. 4XL size have dimensions that it could fit me. Any suggestions? Tips?
(Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The most important measurements any time you purchase a wetsuit 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.
TEMPO & SIREN Incorporating our patented Merino™ lining and high stretch elastiprene materials providing the ultimate in warmth and comfort
Male Tempo available in 3mm, 5mm or 7mm
• A choice of 3mm, 5mm or 7mm thicknesses • Pinnacle's patented Merino™ lining system adds up to 35% insulating power • Merino™ dries quickly, helps the suit slide on, and is odor-resistant • Next generation Elastiprene titanium lined neoprene throughout the wetsuit is even stretchier and more flexible than the original Elastiprene wetsuits • Rear zipper is equipped with a 10mm spine flap and smoothskin seal to provide spine protection and reduce internal water movement • Pinnacle Defense System (PDS) prevents zipper from biting into the spine pad • Main zipper is equipped with long pull leash and Velcro tie down • 8' ankle zipper seals make donning and doffing easier, yet seal water out • Smoothskin chimney ankle and O-ring wrist seals create effective barriers to water entry; trapping body-heated water inside the suit, keeping the diver warm • Roll neck collar with newly redesigned neck closure and smoothskin seal provides a better water barrier and increased comfort • Molded rubber shoulder pads hold BC in place, pad the diver's shoulders, and prevent suit wear
Siren (female version) available in 3mm, 5mm or 7mm • Innovative multi-panel rubber knee pads protect the diver and the suit • Double-glued and blind stitched construction • Stress disks applied at all internal seam intersections for added strength • 13 Male and 10 Female sizes • New brighter, livelier color patterns that are unique to each gender • Free wetsuit hanger with every suit
Merino™ is exothermic, meaning that it releases a measurable amount of heat as it draws water across its fibers. It is almost as though the suit were equipped with its own heat generating source. Merino™ offers other benefits to divers as well. In addition to the added warmth created by the lining, it is more comfortable and helps to reduce odors. Merino’s™ super soft composition and incredibly fine fibers not only eliminate the itch often felt with other wools, but they actually help to reduce the rashes often experienced in high-action areas, such as under the arm and behind the knee. Additionally, because Merino™ creates very little surface friction, it allows a suit to slide on easier than any other that you’ve ever tried, particularly when wet. Merino’s™ excellent moisture absorption properties and uneven surface structure prevent the build-up of bacteria, whereas bacteria thrive on the exposed flat surfaces of synthetics. Many odors and infections that affect divers are borne of bacteria. Merino™ protected suits tend to stay fresher smelling, especially on dive trips, when thorough washing may be infrequent. It is far more resistant to abrasion and “Velcro-attack” while also reducing the ability for soil particles to stick to your suit’s lining. Merino™ dries faster than traditional wetsuit linings, so after-dive care is easier than ever.
Merino™ is the ideal wetsuit lining for so many reasons. It has been scientifically proven to be far more efficient than traditional linings; and it is softer, more comfortable, and it slides on easier than standard wetsuits. It is exothermic upon wetting, faster drying, and more hygienic than other suits. It is a wholesome renewable resource. But the real beauty of slipping into a Merino™ lined wetsuit is the beauty of nature herself. It just feels right.