Henderson 17oz Superior Polyolefin Dive Skin Jumpsuit P810UF-44-XS 010629

Mfg Part #: P810UF

Henderson 17oz Superior Polyolefin Dive Skin Jumpsuit

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  • Unisex
  • Featuring new 17 oz. 300 Denier Polyolefin Fibers
  • Blended with 70 Denier Chlorine-Resistant Lycra
  • Same Warmth as 2mm Wetsuit, Without Buoyancy
  • Plush velour double brushed inside for greater comfort and warmth
  • Can be worn by itself in warm water or under another suit for added warmth
  • Fast drying
  • Odor resistant
  • Ultra durable
  • Highly abrasion and velcro resistant
  • Resistant to chlorine, anti-microbial and will not fade in sunlight
  • Foot stirrups and thumb loops prevent suit from riding up when wearing it with another wetsuit
  • Front Zip
  • COLORS: All Black, Black with Blue accents
  • SIZE: XSmall through 3XLarge

Customer Reviews for Henderson 17oz Superior Polyolefin Dive Skin Jumpsuit:

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Average Customer Review: based on 126 reviews.

Rating: Henderson 17oz Superior Polyolefin Dive Skin Jumpsuit Review - $118.99 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: Joan D.
I have had one of these for years for warm water diving as I am always cold. My daughter borrowed mine this November in the Caribbean and loved it.She did not want the extra buoyancy of a wetsuit So, i ordered one for her for Christmas. Fits well, comfortable and warm. A great product.

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Rating: Great fit - great product.
Reviewer: Peggy C.
Im a recreational diver, usually 2 - 4 dives/year in warm waters. I tend to get cold diving even with a shortie so this skin worked perfectly on our 5 dives in Hawaii to keep me just a little warmer so I could fully enjoy our dives!

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15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Rating: surprizing quality for a skin
Reviewer: Andy Holden  -  View all my reviews
This is really more than I expected from a "Skin". It has the features and looks of a nice wet suite, just very thin so can serve the skin funtion when wearing under a suite or just protection when you dont need a wet suite.

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17 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great warm water skin.
Reviewer: Nicholas B.
Bought this suit for both myself and my wife to take to St Lucia. We were very happy with them, especially for the price. Diving in water temps of 79-81F I may not have needed it for warmth but it was enough to keep my wife very comfortable and was nice for the added layer of protection. Would recommend it! Sizing seemed accurate, Im 61" and 185lbs, and the XL fit well.

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29 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

Rating: comfortable but not much warmth
Reviewer: Robin S.
I believe the description said this was as warm as a 2mm wetsuit. I dont believe it is. I bought this for a trip with extensive snorkeling around the Turks and Caicos in Feb. I think the water temp was about 76. I was in the water for up to 1/2 hour repeatedly throughout several days and was quite chilled, not kept warm by the suit (and FYI I do have body fat - not a "skinny" girl). It was great comfortable sun protection though. I wore it alone without a wet suit over it.

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29 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Size runs small
Reviewer: Karissa P.
The XS is REALLY small. I am within ALL the measurements for an XS according to the sizing chart, but I couldnt breath in an XS. I exchanged it for a Small, and it is perfect. So keep that in mind when ordering sizes.

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29 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Really NICE skin
Reviewer: Suzanne Holtzclaw
Ordered this to take on trips to have the option for additional warmth if needed or less buoyant option when it is warmer. Used it the first time as additional layer when on a snorkel tour with manatee. We were in 74 degree water (35 degree air temp) for about 4 hours. I was pretty comfortable for a very long time and give credit to adding the jumpsuit to the mix. I saw where others commented that you need to order the next larger size. I am 58" and weigh about 130lbs and got the medium. It is a little tight initially and I probably should have purchased the large. I bought my husband the 2xl. He wears a Large shirt but has issues with things tight around his neck. He was very comfortable and happy I bought the larger size - he NEVER gets cold. We are happy with our purchase and will recommend to others.

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27 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

Rating: 17oz Superior Polyolefin Dive Skin Jumpsuit
Reviewer: nickolas Hobbs-Ainley
This is a great product, very easy to put on and then easy to put on the wet suit. I like it so much that if I ever need to buy another one I would again get the same one. living in Spain I needed to pay tax on my item as it came from the US. however I could not find it anywhere in Europe. the thumb loops and foot straps are so well made and are a real help when putting the wet suit on. thanks Scuba for stocking this item, please feel free to use this letter in you promotions. Kind regards NickSpain

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15 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Rating: liked it
Reviewer: Jacqueline Dewald
Just returned from a 13 day trip to grand cayman and liked this dive skin- It is light and very easy to dry I wore it with a 3mm vest and was warm. The sizes are odd a large is a womans size 12. My husband ordered this suit and liked it except the seams are coming apart after 4 days. This product has some real promise, needs some quality control in order to have a lasting place in the market.

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49 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

Rating: run small
Reviewer: Karen Barnett
Ive been wearing Henderson dive suits for years, and decided to renew my suits. The size medium has gotten smaller and is now tight, so am sending back this one and have ordered a large. Dont change your sizing on those of us who have worn you for years! thanks

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Questions and Answers for Henderson 17oz Superior Polyolefin Dive Skin Jumpsuit:

  • Matt:

    Dear Scuba.com: You mention this Henderson dive skin was a Scuba Lab testers choice. I have been a subscriber to Scuba Diving for years and cant find this particular test. Could you let me know what issue it was in? Im very interested in buying two of these (or perhaps lavacore) but want to read the review first. Thanks and regards, -Matt

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Wow. That would be from when the skin first came out and was tested. Honestly, with all the changes with Scubalab over the years, we don't have any recollection of the issue that was part of.

  • pat:

    Trying to decide between the Henderson 17 oz Pololefin and the Lyrca skins. Will be using it to dive in Mexico in the summer 2014, looks like water temps are in 80sin Mexico that time of year (not sure if that is surface temps?) as well as future snorkel/dive trips in the Carribean. Will the Pollefin be too warm? Then for size, I see that you say to go with waist and chest size. Im between sizse and my preference is to go larger. If the suit is a little too big will it still have a bit of warmth? Advance thanks for your help.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The Polyolefin is perfect for this. Keep in mind that even in 80 degree water, you are losing body heat 4 times faster than in 80 degree air. That temperature is 18 degrees cooler than your body. It will feel nice and warm for a little bit, but before long you'll get chilled without some sort of thermal protection.

  • Jade:

    Hi, I am going on a trip to Utila and we also will be doing some night dives. I have a full length 5mm wetsuit (not very comfy) and a 3 mm shorty (much more comfortable). Considering getting the 17 oz dive skin but im very petite. 52" and 105# with a 25 waist. the xs seems too big based on the chart?? any other recommendations so i can bring my shorty but still stay warm on the night dive.?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, I would recommend a 3mm full suit. check out the Ocean Quest 3/2mm Premium Super-Stretch Titanium Wetsuit

  • Barry:

    My wife is 5and weighs 120-125. What size for her.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Barry, when you are sizing a wetsuit or dive skin. The 2 most important measurements are going to be you chest/bust and waist. Height is a secondary measurements and weight is the last measurements.

  • Lyn:

    How does the flexibility of this material compare to the very stretchy Lycra?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    This is just a little thicker material but still has good stretch. As long as the item is not used in the water you have up to 60 days to refund or exchange it.

  • Vanessa:

    I want to buy the 17oz dive skin but, having read a lot of reviews, Im confused about sizing. Some people say they run small, others say they run big. Im an American size 12, 55" tall. Which size should I get? Thanks Vanessa

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Vanessa, this is a uni-sex sizing. When you are sizing this the 2 most important measurements, height is a secondary measurement and throw weight out the window. Then you are going to want to order the SMALL size. 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.

  • Sandra:

    Between the Henderson and Lava core...it one warmer than the other?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The Lava Core will be warmer.

  • Kris:

    Is the Polyolefin skin really warmer than the Lycra Hot skin? Im a snorkeler. Wont be layering. Dont want any buoyancy. Also, sizing. I tried on a small Lycra that fit good. Would the Polyolefin fit the same? From the sizing chart here, I would fit into a XS...

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Sizing should the same, and these is definetly warmer than a regular lycra suit without added buoyancy.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Sizing should the same, and these is warmer than a regular Lycra suit without added buoyancy.

  • carolyn:

    How much does the Henderson 17oz polyolefin dive skin weigh? We have tight weight restrictions on an upcoming trip.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Weighs about a 1-lbs.

  • Christine:

    I have a Henderson skin that needs to be replaced. Does this one have the padded back like the one I have now?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Yes this will have a spine pad.

  • raymond:

    What is the difference between your dive skin and a polortec?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Dive skins are a 6 to 8oz material with no thermal protection. The Polyolefin is 17oz and will add some warmth for the person.

  • Kiyomi:

    Im going to swim and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Im worried about the dangerous jellyfishes they have over there. Would this Dive Skin protect me from them and also UV rays? If not, what other product would you recommed? Thank you.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    This product is advertised as helping protect from both UV Rays and Jellyfish. It will offer protection similar to any other fabric style garment worn in the water.

  • ed:

    How does this suit compare compare to a microphone and most importantly, which would be warmer?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The microprene and polyolefin are similar in warmth. The microprene is a neoprene material as the polyolefin is a 17oz nylon. The polyolefin does not add extra buoyancy and is better if using it in a pool.

  • randy:

    I am looking for a skin to dive in warm water like Honduras or Cozumel. Do you have any suggestions?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    This product would work perfectly in those water conditions.

  • jack:

    My bare 3mm is now too warm for my local lake. I was planning on buying a 1 or 1.5mm neoprene suit and trying to decide between the bare thermalskin and the neosport xspan. is this dive skin comparable for warmth on its own? also, i wear a 2xl in bare, should i go up one size for this suit? thanks!

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Jack, this suit will give you the same warmth as a 2mm suit. 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.

  • chrys:

    Are the shoulders and upper chest area in this suit polyolefin or lycra?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Chrys, the outside material is lycra and the inside is the polyolefin material.

  • marc:

    Is there a spine pad installed?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, these jumpsuits don''t come with a spine pad.

  • nancy:

    I have Raynauds and a shortie that I have is not warm enough even with booties. I will be snorkeling in St. Martin in December and was told that a lined skin is what I need. I am not sure what this is and if it would be warm enough. Any and all information would be appreciated.

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hi Nancy, This skin is same Warmth as 2mm Wetsuit, Without Buoyancy. I can be worn by itself or with a neoprene skin for added warmth.


Henderson Hot Skins® are made from either Lycra® or Polyolefin. Designed primarily as an outer garment our Hot Skins® help protect you from sun, abrasion and stings. They can be worn alone and also work great as a base layer under any wetsuit, making it easier to get in and out of your gear.

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:

Henderson Dive Wear
1 Whitall Avenue
Millville, NJ 08332

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.


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.

Henderson 17 oz. Superior Polyolefin Jumpsuit

Needing a new suit for a warm water destination I looked over various selections of shorties and 3mm jumpsuits. My destination was comfortable water but not the warmest time of year, and I was aware that I’d need not only some sort of insulation towards the end of my trip as my body acclimated to the conditions but quite possibly for a bit of environmental protection as well. Something as simple as a little, accidental coral cut or that one unseen jellyfish in the water can ruin an expensive dive trip, not to mention that 45 minutes snorkeling during the mid-day’s sun.

After trying on several shorties and deciding they just weren’t what I had in mind for this trip, I turned my attention to 3mm and 3/2 full suits. This choice didn’t thrill me either as airline weight allowances being what they are these days adding the extra neoprene to my luggage just wasn’t an option. Not to mention that it might be a bit much for snorkeling, should I choose to go.

Looking for options I stumbled across the Henderson 17oz. Superior Polyolefin suit. Made from a 300 Denier Polyolefin/lycra fabric it is durable and comfortable. It has a brushed velour lining that has a nice feel against the skin. Being a fabric suit and not neoprene it is neutrally buoyant, will dry very fast, and is resistant to the damaging effects of the sun as well as chlorine. I was pleased at how comfortable it fit, thinking the “squeeze” of a wetsuit won’t be missed at all. The thumb loops and ankle stirrups were nice and will be very useful should I use this later on underneath my 7mm wetsuit, but for the time being they just helped with the over all fit of the suit. The best part of all is the material has a warmth equivalent to 2mm neoprene wetsuit!

In a nutshell, this suit was perfect for what I needed. Light weight, durable, comfortable, and warm! The bonus of not being buoyant made this an easy choice for not only this trip, but for many more in the future!

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