Questions and Answers for Aqua Lung. 6.5mm Farmer John / Jane:
Ill be swimming in Alaska this summer, and was wondering what a good suit recommendation is. Ive never bought a wet suit and am not looking for the highest quality as I will only be using it for the summer. What thickness should I get to manage the cold? Are sleeves necessary in that kind of temperature water. 45-50?
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Marina, since you will be swimming in that cold of water I would not go with a sleeveless wetsuit. It the temperature range I would suggest a 5mm suit. If you are going to be swimming for longer than 45min in that temp I would suggest going with a 7mm suit.
Made of 6.5mm standard neoprene
Step-through jacket with #10 YKK corrosion-proof zipper
Pre-bent arms and legs
#10 ankle zippers with gussets fit comfortably over boots
Embossed neoprene kneepads
Hook & loop closure on both right and left shoulder of John/Jane
Triple glued & blind-stitched
Color-coordinated sizing labels and gender specific graphics for easy size identification in rental programs