Rating: Perhaps Im just too tall
Reviewer: Kimera H.,
I took a trip to Catalina Island and used this vest to supplement my 8 mil wetsuit and it was very effective. It kept me MUCH warmer than I would have been without it. My only complaint is that as I dove the top of the hood would ride up and the bottom would fall down off my chin, and its probably just because Im too tall. It would be nice to have more sizing option, but overall a very good product.
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Rating: Henderson 7/5mm Thermoprene Hooded Diving Vest
Reviewer: Jason P., - View all my reviews
Great vest. I dive in 57-60 degree water in a 5mm wetsuit that I was hoping to be adequate but on the second dive Im always freezing. I added the 7mm vest and it is the perfect addition. I did two 50 minute dives and was perfectly content, not cold in the slightest. The product fits well and although I felt like I was in between a L and an XL (510" 205lbs) I settled on the large and it fits great, the XL had to much free material in the neck / chest area.
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Questions and Answers for Henderson 7/5mm Thermoprene Hooded Diving Vest:
Has anyone used these hooded vests before? Recommendations? Any other brands that are reputable?
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hooded vest have been around for a long time. Many people commonly use them underneath a suit for added insulation. There really are no manufacturers making a poor quality product at this time. That in mind you'll want to pay attention to the sizing chart using your waist and chest/bust measurements as the most important catagories.
Presumably this iten has a 7 mm hood and 5 mm body. Is that correct?
Clarke (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
are there zippers on this vest and if so, where are they. My main problem is taking on and off.
Aaron (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hi Pete, Thermoprene material has 75% more stretch than standard neoprene. So no zippers are needed, to get in and out of the hooded vest. The easiest way I find to get out is to work one arm out and then roll it off to the other arm.
Thermoprene® delivers quality and performance a step above our Premium Neoprene®, offering 75% more stretch and featuring glued and sewn seams on all suits. All jumpsuits feature integrated spine pads and zipper seals as well as Freedom flex knee pads.
Warranty & Repair Information
Henderson Brand wetsuits are backed with the most comprehensive consumer warranty in the business. With over 50 years of experience in designing and manufacturing wetsuits we have developed a reputation of quality and performance. Since every Henderson wetsuit is originally designed and manufactured at its USA factory, Henderson can provide warranty and repair services, unlike other brands that simply resell wetsuits designed and manufactured by companies outside the USA. The Customer experience and Customer service are our number one priorities. We understand that there are many choices for you to consider and Henderson wants to make certain that every wetsuit that bears our logo provides the confidence and trust our customer has come to expect from Henderson Dive Wear.
Henderson neoprene wetsuits that have been registered by their owners at ( hendersonusa.com) are warranted for up to 10 years as follows: 10 years (zipper) 5 years (on all material and workmanship with the exception of damage due to Chlorine, sunlight or compression). 1 year “Head to Toe” (except for wetsuit that have been lost, stolen or damaged in use) This warranty is non transferable. Products which are not covered by the 10 year warranty will be marked and warranted as follows: for a period of 1 year from the time of purchase. to be free of manufacturing defects at the time of purchase. Please read the applicable warranty information and care instruction attached and or provided with the product at the time of purchase. If you are uncertain of the warranty coverage simply return the product by following the instruction ( below) for evaluation.
Henderson will replace or repair, at our discretion, any product proving to be defective. This warranty does not apply to damages caused by misuse, lack of reasonable care, accidents or loss of the product. If you believe your garment is defective or if you wish to have it repaired, please return them via UPS, Express Mail or any other reliable method that allows the product to be insured and traced if lost, directly to:
Please include a photocopy of your warranty registration receipt, your name, daytime phone number, and return shipping address. Allow 2-3 weeks for repair and replacement.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL RETURNED WETSUITS MUST BE CLEAN AND DRY. ANY SUIT THAT IS RECEIVED WET OR DIRTY WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT REVIEW AT THE CONSUMERS EXPENSE.
Warranty is provided on products sold in the Continental USA only. Warranty claims will be accepted on products from outside the continental USA; however all shipping, duty and customs fees are the responsibility of the owner.