Aqua Lung 8/7mm SolAfx AquaFlex Hooded Chest Zip Mens Wetsuit 4040780 249019 Aqua Lung 8/7mm SolAfx AquaFlex Hooded Chest Zip Mens Wetsuit 4040780 249019
Aqua Lung 8/7mm SolAfx AquaFlex Hooded Chest Zip Mens Wetsuit 4040780 249019 Aqua Lung 8/7mm SolAfx AquaFlex Hooded Chest Zip Mens Wetsuit 4040780 249019

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Aqua Lung 8/7mm SolAfx AquaFlex Hooded Chest Zip Mens Wetsuit

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 $545.00 
Super-Stretch Material
  • 100% AquaFlex (super-stretch) will stretch 250% more than standard neoprene
  • Torso is made of 8mm four-way stretch Aqua Flex neoprene
  • Legs are made of 7mm four-way stretch Aqua Flex neoprene
  • Water dam covers the neck and shoulders to increase warmth
  • Plasmaloc across-the-chest zipper helps keep water out
  • Skin-in gasket seals in the forearms and calves to increase warmth
  • Attached hood keeps cold water out and lets trapped bubbles out
  • Chest Zip gives you the freedom of zip free with the easy access of a back zip
  • Flexible molded rubber knee pads provide exceptional grip and durability
  • MENS SIZES: XSmall through 3XLarge
  • FULL MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY

 

Customer Reviews for Aqua Lung 8/7mm SolAfx AquaFlex Hooded Chest Zip Mens Wetsuit:

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Rating: The Perfect Pacific Northwest Wetsuit
Reviewer: Nicole C.
I gave up diving a drysuit after i tried out this wetsuit. It is the most comfortable suit i have ever worn. The size chart is accurate for both men and women (we purchased one of each). The suits kept us warm at 96 feet, in 48 degree water. I would highly recommend this product. Happy Diving!

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Questions and Answers for Aqua Lung 8/7mm SolAfx AquaFlex Hooded Chest Zip Mens Wetsuit:


  • Jake:

    Im 67, and have a 38" waist. Is the XL long the right one for me?

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hi Jake, Use the sizing chart keeping mind to look at waist and chest measurements as the two most important measurements, then height as a secondary measurement. Use weight only to tip the scales one way or another between sizes. After that pick the suit with the best fit for your body.

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hi Jake, Use the sizing chart keeping mind to look at waist and chest measurements as the two most important measurements, then height as a secondary measurement. Use weight only to tip the scales one way or another between sizes. After that pick the suit with the best fit for your body.

  • jeff:

    Very interested in this suit but worried on sizing.... I am 6 foot 4 inches tall, 45 inch chest and 38 inch waist. What size do you recommend? Thanks much!

    Kevin  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    According to the manufacturers sizing chart you would be a XL long. Aqualung''s sizing chart typically runs true. XL long would be my recommendation.

  • Willie:

    Im soon to be diving Washington Oregon waters. Have only done tropical diving previously. Looking at this suit, question on what would be the best size? I am a female, 54" tall, chest and hips 43 with 32 waist. Dont want the chest too tight, but can handle some compression. Wear an XL in a womens Bare 3 mil. Also, on the hood, is it adjustable? From looking at size charts it appears they have a height as well. Should there be any problem with the hood fitting correctly?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Based on the info you provided the closest size AquaLung makes this in would be the 2XL Short. The problem there is that according to their sizing chart the bust measurement only goes up to 41". The height, even in the "short" sub-size is still going to be 5-7" to 5''9". In a hooded suit, the hood size will always follow suit with the wetsuit size, meaning a 2xl suit will get a 2xl hood.

  • Mark:

    should i pick a medium or medium large long for the aqualung solflex wetsuit. i am 6ft 2in, 175lb, 34.5 waist, 39in chest. ii am pretty close to both choices. thanks, mark

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Mark, because of your height yes you want to go with the M/L Long version of this suit.

  • Mette:

    Hi! I find it very difficult to find a suit - that suits! My measures: Weight: 54 kg Height: 169 cm Chest: 90 cm Taille: 76 cm Hips: 95 cm Would one of the suits fit me, or should I get one tailor-made? Happy diving out there…

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Mette, going by your measurements you would be a size Xlarge Short in this suit and should fit you very well.

  • Chris:

    Hi. Thanks for taking questions. I have not seen any chest/waist tables for SolaFX wetsuits. Can y ou point me to that. Otherwise, do you recommend matching weight even if height is 2" off on the SolaFX chart? Thanks.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Chris, the size chart is located right above the drop down menu in Black text that will list the size chart. 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.

  • Rob:

    What would be the best size for me. Chest 43" Waist 35" Height 71" Weight 180lbs

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You are borderline between 2 suits. I''d lean more towards the Large Short for your dimensions.

  • Stacey:

    Hello, I am interested in getting a new cold water suit. I have had my Henderson 7mm for close to 14 years now so time for a new one. I am 125pounts and 53female. I got pretty cold in 65 degree water this weekend with a hooded vest thermacore pretty thin. What size would you recommend for me? My current suit gets baggy around my knees but its an old suit I got a lot of water on my back and in my suit. I like the idea of the built in hood. I tried on a excel before but felt like it was choking me. Pretty uncomfortable so I went with the Henderson cause it is always comfortable. I also own a Hendersons 2mm shorty and 3mm suit. Thanks

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Stacey, the Henderson size chart goes for all of there suits. But when you are sizing a wetsuit or dive skin. The two most important measurements are going to be your chest/bust and waist. Height is a secondary measurement and weight is the last measurement you take into account.

It's not diving in cold water that divers dislike, it's being cold while diving. Aqua Lung is ready to assist with its new SolAfx cold water wetsuits. This across-the- chest zipper, hood-attached suit is made completely out of our four-way stretch, Aqua Flex 8mm and 7mm neoprene so you can be warm and comfortable at the same time. Say good-bye to the cold and slide into a SolAfx today.

Torso is made of 8mm, four-way stretch Aqua Flex neoprene while the legs and sleeves are made of 7mm Aqua Flex. These are the thicknesses of the base neoprene before the nylon gets added
The attached hood not only prevents cold water from entering the neck, it also features “Vent G2” technology that allows trapped regulator exhaust bubbles to exit while keeping cold water out

The “Plasmaloc” zipper has tighter tolerances and a unique integrated tooth design that make the zipper more water resistant than most competitors models

A water dam covers the neck and shoulders to add another level of thermal protection against any water ingress through the zipper

“Skin-in” gasket seals in the forearms and calves minimize water entry through the sleeves and legs

The kneepad is constructed of several independent panels that allow stretch with the Aqua Flex material

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Wetsuit Care and Maintenance

Materials:

There are several different types of materials used in wetsuits to achieve specific functions. It is helpful to better understand each of these materials in order to properly care for them.

Neoprene - Neoprene is the base material that virtually all wetsuits are made of. Neoprene is a type of rubber foam and is typically laminated with other materials depending on the desired function of the material.
Standard Nylon - A standard nylon outer lining is very durable against normal wear and tear. Normal care must be taken to prevent snagging, abrasion, and cuts.
Skin material - 'skin' material may be used either inside our outside of your wetsuit and often around the wrists, ankles, and neck area. This material has a rubber like appearance either being smooth or textured, and is commonly referred to as 'skin-in' or 'skin-out'. 'Skin' neoprene material is typically used in areas where a water tight seal is desired or a benefit can be derived from it's water shedding properties. Some additional care is needed to prevent cutting, or abrasion of this material. Sharp fingernails may cut this material if care is not taken.
Thermo-skin - This material may be used inside of your wetsuit. Thermo-skin material has a silver-colored smooth skin type surface. This material has beneficial heat reflective properties and also provides a sealing surface similar to standard 'skin' materials. Some additional care is needed to prevent cutting, or abrasion of this material. Sharp fingernails may cut this material if care is not taken.
X-Flex or Iso-Flex Neoprene - X-Flex and Iso-Flex neoprene are special materials designed specifically to have a much higher rate of stretch than conventional materials. Due primarily to the looser nit needed to achieve this high degree of stretch; these materials may be more prone to snagging. Velcro may also cause some light snagging and pilling of the material. Some additional care is needed to prevent excessive abrasion or snagging.

Care before the Dive:

With any of the skin surfaces including Thermo-skin, care should be taken when donning the wetsuit to not snag the interior skin surfaces with a fingernail or toenail as this material can be cut. Avoid placing your wetsuit on or near any hot surfaces.

Care During the Dive:

The exterior surface of your wetsuit is designed to withstand the normal wear and tear you might encounter during a normal dive. Abrasion against sharp rocks or other sharp objects can cut or puncture the exterior nylon surface so reasonable care should be taken to avoid these situations. Small cuts or tears can be easily repaired with wetsuit glue. Ask your dive professional for assistance.

Care After the Dive:

When removing your wetsuit, first unzip all the zippers completely. Then remove one section at a time taking care to avoid puncturing any of skin surface panels with a fingernail.

Wetsuit Cleaning:

Salt water and especially chlorine can 'dry out' the neoprene material. When neoprene material 'dries out' it looses it's flexibility. To ensure the wetsuit material retains it's flexibility for a extended period of time, it is important to thoroughly soak and rinse the wetsuit.
Soak the wetsuit in a tub of warm fresh water (not over 120°F) for at least 15-20 minutes.
After soaking, thoroughly hose off the wetsuit with fresh water
Place the suit on a thick hanger with all the zippers open to ensure maximum air circulation and complete drying.
Wetsuit Storage:

Wetsuit material can develop a permanent crease if left folded for a extended period of time. It is best to store your wetsuit laying flat. If that is not possible, you can store your suit on a hanger. Use as thick a hanger as possible to better support the weight of the suit. The thicker the suit, the heavier, and therefore the thicker your hanger should be. There are several after-market hangers available designed specifically for this purpose.
Store in a cool, dry and protected place out of direct sunlight.
Do not store your wetsuit in garage if the garage is used to park a vehicle. The exhaust emissions from the vehicle can over time deteriorate the neoprene.
Wetsuit Zipper Care and Maintenance:

Zippers are designed to be pulled closed or open in a straight line. Try to avoid pulling on the zipper pulls at an excessive angle to their intended path of travel. It is best to ask your dive buddy for zipper assistance in either opening or closing the back-zipper of a one piece back-zipped jumpsuit.
Chemicals/Solvents:

Avoid any contact with oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents.
Do not expose any part to aerosol spray, as some aerosol propellants attack or degrade rubber and plastic materials.
Do not use any type of alcohol, solvent or petroleum based substances to clean or lubricate any part.
Do not store your equipment near any oil, gasoline, chemicals, or solvents.

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