Average Customer Review: based on 10 reviews.Rating: Pinnacle 5mm Escape 5 Front Zip Shorty Wetsuit Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Cannot find ladies 2x short wetsuit, advice?
Hello Cheryl, this suit does not come in a women's 2XL size. If you are looking at a shorty wetsuit in a women's 2XL take a look at the http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-258/056656/Henderson-3mm-Thermoprene-Wetsuit-Jacket.html, or the http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-258/056811/Akona-by-Sherwood-3mm-Shorty..html. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
Im a female age 72, 5 foot tall 200 pounds with a 50 inch waist. Most wetsuits taper in at the waist so they dont fit me. My waist tapers out. Do you have any advice?
Hello Laura, when you are sizing a wet suit or dive skin. The two most important measurements are going to be your chest and waist. Height is a secondary measurement and weight you throw out the window. Weight has nothing to do with the sizing of a wetsuit. If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
i guess what im asking is: is this suit OK to swim in ?
The differences in suits made for scuba and snorkeling such as you'd see in a scuba shop and ones for swimming are that scuba/snorkel suits are made to keep the diver warm with very limited motion. They are made for the diver whose arms will be positioned at their side or possibly folded beneath them. They are not designed for the arm motion a freestyle swimming stroke or even a breast stroke requires. The are flexible and will allow the swimmer this range of motion for a time, but eventually based on the fit of the suit it will begin to rub and chaffe under the arms and around the shoulders. Suits more suitable for swimming can be found on our Swimming/Triathlon page found http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-608/Swimming-Triathlon.html
can you swim over 1 mile in these suits ? doing alcatraz...also my 15 year old daughter is 55 120 pounds 25 inch waist and 34in chest , what size shorty should she get for this ?
There is no limitation on the distance any products for scuba or snorkeling can be used outside of the amount of air a person may use on a dive. The ability to swim in this product over a mile in cold northern California waters is impossible for us to state based on the tolerances of the user. From the sizing you gave, the Ladies XS would be the best fit.
I plan to use the shorty on its own in warmer waters. How does the full length zip prevent water flushing in from the leg where the zip ends?
I plan to play watervolleyball throughout the winter months. I get cold very easily and even in Central Florida it can be chilly. What wetsuit product would you recommend? I would prefer a "shorty" style. Secondly, i wear a womans size 14 so what size would i take? I dont want anything tight fitting.
Unfortunately we've no experience with that sport, but it seems like first off you'd want to look at something with some sort of superstretch neoprene. That will offer the greatest mobility and flexibility. After that the water temps you are playing in will have a hand in determining the thickness of suit you need. Keeping in mind that playing a sport you will generate a great deal more heat than a diver will, so you can get by with a thinner suit. I'd recommend no greater than a 3mm suit. Lastly sizing. You always want to use your waist and bust/chest measurements as your most important measurements. After that height is the next most important. Weight you can generally ignore completely.
Do you have a store in San Francisco? Or, if the size cant fit me, how would you charge for the exchange/refund? Any shipping charges coz its over $25 and its a free shipping item?
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Im looking for a warm suit to participate in a 12 hour thrash session at Coronado Bay in San Diego in February. The water temp will be about 60* and I need to be able to run, do push-ups, etc in this suit and stay warm in the surf. Is this a good suit for this? If not, what is?
Hello Emily, yes this suit would be the suit that I would suggest for you. When you are sizing a wetsuit or dive skin. The two most important measurements are going to be your chest/bust and waist. Height is a secondary measurement and weight is the last measurement you take into account.
i want to buy the pinnacle 5mm front zip shorty wetsuit, but cannot find the sizing chart for women. i am 52" weigh 105 lbs and chest 35". pls. send me the link to the womens sizing chart for the 5mm front zip shorty wetsuit. i has bought the henderson shorty in a size 6, but it was too short in the crotch area. thank you.
When you click on sizing chart underneath this item all that populates is the mens sizing chart. I am a woman 5 feet 7 in and weigh 160. What size should I get? Thanks Candy
i got to the item page from the link to this item shown on this page: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear/wet-suits.html. it says the suit is priced from $79.95but i checked all sizes and the price comes up as $109.95 on them all. what happened?
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Am wandering about the Pinnacle 5mm Escape and the Open Box/ Demo... no sizes are listed... how does one choose? http://www.scuba.com/shop/UsedProduct.aspx_category_2_hashvalue_150604_fromsearch_1 Thanks. John
i am looking for a 4mm (minimum) shorty with a back zip...every front zip I have tried is too difficult to exit. Im 510 140 lbs. water temps about 65-68. I swim 7 days a week in a pool and do a lot of rehab work for myself and others. Any suggestions? Thx in advance.
i ordered this wetsuit last year in size medium. however, the sizing chart shows 2 different choices for size medium. the only difference is the weight range. my order # from dec. 16, 2013 was 10493070the inside of the wetsuit shows batch: s1212074size: mitem: spn-370. can you tell me which size medium i ordered because i want to order it again. i weigh about 106 lbs. & am 52". thank you.
Hi, I am looking to do some swimming on the beaches around Boston during summer and the water temperature is 60 degrees according to some websites! Is this a good wetsuit to get, my research indicates that 5mm is enough but is there going to be a problem that it is a shorty? Then again I am not looking to do anything crazy, just a little off the beach swimming with swimm fins, maybe an hour or so at the time? Thanks
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!
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.