Rating: Great suit
Reviewer: Timothy Seipp,
I needed a new wetsuit for moderate water temeperatures. The sizing was great for my build 5"10 200 lbs. The larges are often too tight, and XLs are too big and long. Easy to put on and off. I like the zippered ankles, and the neck seal really limits water entering the suit. Just what I wanted.
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Questions and Answers for Pinnacle 5mm Cruiser Wetsuit:
i have 180 cm height
88 kg weight
what is my size L or XL?
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The waist and chest are the most important measurements for the fit with a wetsuit. Height usually will work even if it is one to two inches short or tall. Weight will depend on the divers body build and is the last measurement to consider. The waist and chest are the most important measurements for the fit with a wetsuit. Height usually will work even if it is one to two inches short or tall. Weight will depend on the divers body build and is the last measurement to consider.
The CRUISER provides a means to enjoy many of the features and benefits of Pinnacle’s higher end suits while still maintaining a budget. The CRUISER incorporates many design aspects that are superior to those found in other suits costing more than twice the price. Available in 3mm, 5mm and 7mm.
Cruiser suit is available in 3mm, 5mm and 7mm options
• 3mm/5mm/7mm titanium lined neoprene throughout the suit for even greater warmth than before. Higher stretch neoprene in the extremities allows for greater flexibility, and 5mm wrist and ankle seals allow for easy donning. • Constructed in highly flexible 3mm/5mm/7mm neoprene for maximum warmth and flexibility • Advanced stretch neoprene is elastic enough to make donning simple, yet resists compression enough to maintain warmth • Though a budget suit, the Cruiser is built better and incorporates more features than most high-end suits • Molded rubber shoulder pads protect diver and suit as well as help to hold BC in place • Smoothskin neck, ankle, wrist, and spine seals lock cold water out and seal body-heated water inside the suit • All seams glued and blind stitched • 7mm & 5mm have ankle zippers (3mm Cruiser suit does not)
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, employing the renowned Merino™ lining system to enable body heat to warm internal water, and then making it extremely difficult for that warm water to escape.
In order to prevent water entry and egress, PINNACLE employs the latest technology in sealing systems. Features like honeycomb o-ring wrist seals, Orcaskin™ forearm gussets, smoothskin chimney seals in the ankles, roll-neck collars with smoothskin sealing surfaces, smoothskin-to-smoothskin sealing surfaces on 10mm spine pads, and the innovative Pinnacle Defense System (P.D.S.) combine in PINNACLE suits to create a significantly better water barrier than in other brands. These sealing systems work as checkpoints, neither allowing water in the suit nor out.
The second step, having a more form-fitting suit, is achieved by offering divers more choices in sizes. PINNACLE offers as many as 17 male, 12 female and 4 children’s sizes in wetsuits, as well as more sizes of boots, gloves, and hoods than most other manufacturers. PINNACLE has the ability to customize suits to some extent to fit people with more challenging shapes, but with up to 33 stock sizes, one is sure to fit almost any diver perfectly; and a tighter, better-fitting suit leaves less room for water to move, which keeps the diver warmer.