Average Customer Review: based on 161 reviews.Rating: Scuba After Dive / Surf Hooded Jacket with Polar Fleece Lining Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
The sizing chart indicates a small would fit me, except for the height. Im 5.8. Would the small be too small? I like the pink, but not sure the small will work.
Anya purchased and was told out of stock so was refunded. the pink in size large. any chance its back in stock yet?? if not, when would you expect it? thanks
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How water resistant is it? Could I where it in the rain? When riding a boat back to shore, water comes splashing back on me. THanks
What are the sleeve lengths for the after dive jacket? I have a 32.5 inch sleeve length, a 32 inch waist, a 40 inch chest, and am about 6 feet tall and weigh about 140 pounds. What jacket would be the best fit?
Divers spend a great deal of time pondering their choices of the perfect set of dive gear for their uses. They research gear of the correct fit, thickness, color and function asking friends or relatives, neighbors and other divers before making that final decision. For many divers it can be quite the stressfully traumatic experience before they get gear set up to their liking. What they often don’t think about is what to wear to keep warm and comfortable after the dive.
Fortunately Scuba.com has the diver covered with their line of After-Dive items. First on the list would be the Scuba After Dive/Surf Hooded Jacket with Polar Fleece Lining. This jacket features a water repellent polyurethane coated, polyester outer shell lined with warm polar fleece material throughout. The jacket is designed to be roomy enough to pull on over a wetsuit between dives with elastic cuffs at the sleeves to allow room for gloved hands to slide though. The cuffs can be made more snug when needed with a Velcro adjustment flap. An elastic drawstring at the bottom and a detachable hood round out the features designed to keep the diver comfortable between or after dives and zippered pockets will help ensure items remain safely inside. Available in sizes Small through 2XL it is the perfect all around choice for that cool, damp day out on the boat or beach.
Divers also know all about the enormous amount of heat lost through their heads when underwater. This applies when out of the water as well. To combat that, Scuba.com offers the Scuba Polar Fleece Dive Beanie. Made completely from warm, soft Polar Fleece material this light weight beanie will keep the divers head warm, wet or dry. Designed to fit most all adults comfortably, the beanie will still stow conveniently in the pocket of either jacket.
Upon seeing the Severe Weather After-Dive Hooded Jacket offered online my first impression was that of a cheap windbreaker. A coat for $26.95? How good can it be? But for that price I figured “what the heck?” it could always get relegated to behind the seat of my truck for those surprise rainy days. The kinds of situations where something is better than nothing and looks or durability were just not a factor.
When my jacket arrived I was more than pleasantly surprised to learn that I couldn’t have been further off the mark with my uninformed evaluation. At first touch the Jacket is very deceptively light weight. The outer shell is made from a very durable water repellent material. One of the advantages, in colder weather, to this kind of a material is that it doesn’t breath. Combine that with the light fleece lining on the inside and you get a very warm coat with far less weight than you’d expect. The hood easily zips on and off depending upon your preference or need, and the pockets are roomy and easy to access. The sleeves are loose fitting, and would make it very easy to pull on over a wetsuit if you chose to with a Velcro flap to tighten them up to fit, for added warmth.
Since purchasing one each for myself and my girlfriend I’ve purchased 2 more for other family members who actually took them as their only jacket on an Alaskan Cruise. They worked perfectly as the jackets packed very well and kept them more than warm through out the trip. My own uses have ranged from casual “wear-around” jacket on a cool day to changing a tire in a driving rainstorm and I have to say I’m quite impressed. I’ll probably be buying a spare to use for my original thought as a good jacket to keep behind the seat of the truck for an emergency.