Questions and Answers for
Pinnacle 7mm Escape Hooded Shorty Wetsuit:
Quick question- Just need a suit to for getting into and out of 62 degree California water, just for body surfing. Will a 5mm shorty work or do I need to go to 7mm ? From a size perspective I am 5ft 9inches tall, 185lbs, 36 inch waiste, will a medium be ok, may be tight but I think thats good or should I go for a medium large. I think the suit will stretch a little. Any help will be appreciated, thanks, Steve Williamson
(Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Steve, yes this would be a very good choice for your needs. Since you are not in the water all the time. Out-of-the water waiting on the waves or riding them. This would help keep your core warmer and since this has a hood that will also help keep you warmer since you do lose 25% of your body heat from your head. Then going by your size I would suggest a size Med Large.
Pinnacle's latest evolution of the Escape two-piece suit system comes in both 5mm and 7mm thicknesses. Both are step-in shorty vests that can be used with any jumpsuit of any thickness or style to create a two-piece wetsuit for maximum warmth, or as a stand alone product in warmer waters. They can even be worn with skins in temperate oceans.
7mm suit includes a built in hood • Both include titanium lined neoprene material • Double glued and blind stitched construction • Reinforcing disks on every seam intersection • A full length diagonal zipper that fully opens on the left thigh • The 7mm variety even has a built-in hood!
Full length zipper
Escape available in 5mm and 7mm
The key step to making any wetsuit perform to its ultimate potential is reducing water transfer. This process, whereby water from the diving environment enters and exits the wetsuit, allows cold water to enter the suit and lets bodywarmed water exit; thus chilling the diver, even in tropical waters. PINNACLE nearly eliminates water transfer by creating better barriers to keep cold water out, making more form-fitting products that prevent internal water movement, and then making it extremely difficult for that warm water to escape.