LavaCore by Oceanic Trilaminate Polytherm Mens Front-Zip Jumpsuit 873.3607.51 110944

Mfg Part #: 873.3607
  • Super Soft Trilaminate Polytherm material for increased warmth
  • Water resistant outer lycra layer for fast water run off and quick drying
  • Windproof middle layer for anti-wind chill and superior warmth
  • Breathable middle layer allows perspiration to be drawn away in hot conditions
  • 4-way stretch for ultimate flexibility
  • Foot stirrups prevent suit from riding up when wearing it with another wetsuit
  • Can be worn by itself in warm water or under another suit for added warmth
  • For use as a thermal layer and/or UV protection 50+ SPF
  • Overlapped flatlock seams for extra durability and warmth
  • Protects you from sun rays
  • Neutrally buoyant
  • MENS SIZES: XSmall through 4XLarge
  • COLOR: Black

Customer Reviews for LavaCore by Oceanic Trilaminate Polytherm Mens Front-Zip Jumpsuit:

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Average Customer Review: based on 6 reviews.

Rating: Lavacore Experience
Reviewer: R P.
I recently purchased a LavaCore wetsuit, based solely on what I had read, for my trip to Thailand. I was not disappointed! It performed very well under the demanding conditions of a live-aboard. It kept me warm and dried quickly in between dives on a wet dive deck with only a sea breeze. We were doing 4 dives per day including night dives and dawn dives. It was lightweight to pack and cushioned my other gear during the 30+ hours of transit through 5 different airports and 3 different countries on 4 different airplanes. My only "negative comment" was that it fit so well, I had some difficulty taking it off in between dives without assistance, on the front zip model. I am looking forward to getting the skull cap for added comfort on my next dive adventure.

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Mens zip front wetsuit
Reviewer: Mary Ann B.  -  View all my reviews
This wetsuit fit my husband well. He is 64" and 295 lbs. His chest measurement is 55". This suit fit great through chest and torso. The legs were a little bit long and loose but suiting still kept him warm. Fleecy liner though kept bleeding black dye onto his arms and legs even after 5 days of diving. Very hard to scrub dye off skin.

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Rating: LavaCore by Oceanic Trilaminate Polytherm Front-Zip Dive Wetsuit Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: zong-guang s hu  -  View all my reviews
Works well and at 75+F can probably last for hours in the water. At 65F I can handle 45 minutes in the water before hypothermia kicks in. Not the same as a neoprene wetsuit, as the water does come in contact with your skin for the initial chill. It takes a minute for my body to warm up the water within the fleece, after which it forms a functional and insulative barrier. Personal demographic, 60" 185 lbs, 35" waist, 42" chest, plenty of body fat/couch potato equals size L. Tried ML first since I wanted it snug but it was too restrictive on my arms and caused numbing/blocking circulation to hands.

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34 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

Rating: LavaCore by Oceanic Trilaminate Polytherm Front-Zip Dive Wetsuit Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: James Macdonnell
great product, have used it as an underlayer for some recent cold water dives and it definitely helped keep me in the deeper cold water a lot longer. only two minor issues: 1. i noticed a slight dethreading of one cuff sleeve stitching. its minor and im not going to send it back just because of that issue unless it completely unravelsand 2. i purchased the xl suit and find that it may be just a little more snug than i would like but then again i may just have to cut myself back to one latte per day and eat fewer donuts in order to get just the right fit.

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Rating: Great tech and comfort for dedicated purpose
Reviewer: Jason G.
3mm polytherm by lavacore i was shocked to find out how warm this material is. as great as the tech is for keeping heat in, its still a thin suit that will allow heat to be drawn out in colder waters pretty quickly. i would recommend this as either a warm or shallow (>35ft) cold water dive. theres loads of mobility for wreck dives and i hope to test it as a base layer under a glacier this winter...will this review then.

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Reviewer: frank a.  -  View all my reviews
A good thing to have for your scuba needs.I have 7 mil suits,5 mil, 3 mil now this.I use this under my 5 mil for cold water diving.Its light weight and comfortable.

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Questions and Answers for LavaCore by Oceanic Trilaminate Polytherm Mens Front-Zip Jumpsuit:

  • Debra:

    What is mm of this wetsuit?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Typically items with a MM rating are neoprene based items, where as trilaminate and articles rated with an "ounce" rating are fabric based in their construction. This suit has a warmth equivalent of a 3mm neoprene suit.

  • suzette:

    Aloha, I am going sailing in cold latitudes and want to wear this under my foul weather gear for warmth during windy wet weather and also as a rescue swimmer. Is this a good idea as far as sailing is concerned? An how long is the zipper in the front? Does it go down to the stomach or above the crotch area? I am looking for a quick de zip when having to go to the restroom. Mahalo, Suzette

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Suzette, the zipper starts down towards the crotch area and goes up the the base of the neck. This is very easy to get in-and-out of. This is a lightweight suit so this should not add a lot of bulk to what you are currently wearing on the trip.

  • Kathy:

    I am a triathlete and am having a difficult time with wetsuits. I have had two panic attacks in open water, but only when wearing a set suit. I tried a wetsuit again yesterday, I didnt have a panic attack, but I couldnt wait to get it off (almost panicky). Someone suggested lava core because it wouldnt be as tight. I live in Texas and am scheduled to do a try on 3 November. The water wont be really cold, but I may need a wetsuit. Do you think a Lava core wetsuit would be better for me? Do you have any other suggestions?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The Lavacore would be a good choice. As long as the item is not used in the water you have 60 days to refund or exchange it.

  • kate:

    what is better about a front zipper as opposed to a rear zipper?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    100% personal preference. There is no advantage with one over the other.

  • Peter:

    Is the sizing similar to the tops and bottoms? I found I had to move up a size with the tops despite what the size charts said.

    Elliott  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Different factors are taken into consideration on tops vs bottoms.

  • Mark:

    Does this suit or skin per say , have the double zipper?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    No. It's a single directional zipper (one head) and zips from top (closed) to bottom (open).

  • jason:

    Does this front zip suit come in a 5 ml thickness?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Jason, this is the only thickness that this suit comes in.

  • Daniel:

    I would like to order the front zipper wetsuit. Laveacore is offering Free Hood & Socks for both front and rear suits. I only see this offer on your site for rear zipper suit... Can we get same deal with front zipper ? Thank You

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Good morning, this black Friday deal cannot be substituted with any other suits. I hadn't seen this one. Great deal!

  • Brenda:

    how does this suit compare to polyolefin?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Brenda, your looking at a warmer suit. The polyolefin is 5oz thinner then the LavaCore material.

  • Sharon:

    Im going to be diving in Fiji at the end of April and was looking for a 1mm suit. Would the Lavacore be too heavy?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, the lavacore would be a ideal suit for this type of diving.

  • George:

    I am looking to buy a mens lavacore to wear underneath a wetsuit to keep a bit warmer, or to use stand-alone in warmer waters. I am very thin and therefore dont fit anywhere on the size chart and was wondering if you could make a recommendation based on my measurements: Chest 35", Waist 30", Hips 33", Inseam 30", Height 510", Weight 135 lbs Both ML and M would work out regarding height but are way too wide, so Id actually opt for a S. However, I am afraid the wetsuit would turn out to be too short given my height...

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, I would go with the ML

  • Susan:

    Hi, I know I need to refer to the manufacturers sizing charts, focusing on my waist and bust measurements, but I have heard that these suits run small. Is that true and, if so, should I order a size up? Thanks.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Susan, When you are sizing a wet suit or dive skin the two most important measurements are your chest/bust and waist. Height is a secondary measurement and weight is the last measurement you would take into account. I have not seen this suit running small. I have found that this one runs true to size.

  • Pauline:

    my body type is "petite and curvy" (not chubbybut short, little, & big bust) and i am looking at either the m or the ml on the size chart. i have heard these run on the smaller side. which size do you recommend?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    it''s hard to say without dimensions. The most important measurements any time you purchase a wetsuit using the manufacturer''s sizing charts will always be your waist and chest/bust measurements. The suit needs to fit your torso correctly in order to do its job properly. Keep in mind there is no such thing as a comfortable wetsuit on the surface. You want it to be snug, but not cut off circulation to your extremities. The more snug it is, the thinner the layer of water your body is heating. If its too loose you will remain warm for awhile, but eventually your body won''t be able to keep up with the greater amount of water flowing through the suit and you''ll wind up getting cold faster. After that your height is a secondary measurement. The manufacturers realize that generally speaking your boots and gloves can overlap slightly short arms and legs, or the diver can push or roll up longer sleeves and/or arms if need be. Weight is a measurement the diver can usually ignore. It really has little to no bearing what so ever on the sizing and fit of your suit. The manufacturers do not take into account muscle being more dense than fat, so based simply on fitness levels 2 people can be the exact same size but quite different in weight. This measurement should only be used if the person is literally on the fence between 2 sizes in all categories.

  • Shvonne:

    Im looking for a skin to wear by itself and under a wet and/or drysuit. How does this suit compare to the Pinnacle, will they both work well alone and as an undergarment? Which would be warmer? Thanks!

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hi Shvonne, Both skins are great to wear wet or dry. The Pinnacle skin(320g) would be slightly warmer then the Lavacore skin(240g).

  • Leonard:

    I have a 3mm lava core front zip ( double zip ) mens full scuba suit and its fanstastic in warm water. The suit was a present, 11 months old and been on two dive trips, unfortunately the zip is damaged. How can I get the suit replaced or repaired?

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hi Leonard, The suit can be sent back to Lavacore or sent to someone who can repair wet suit zippers.

Wear as a stand alone full body exposure suit in warmer waters or as an under suit to a standard neoprene wetsuit for added warmth in the cooler months.

Wind-proof middle layer provides anti-wind chill properties and ensures warmth in cold conditions
Water resistant outer layer facilitates fast water run-off and quick drying
Light weight and 4-way stretch makes Lavacore incredibly comfortable to wear
Breathable middle layer allows moisture to be drawn away from the body on the surface
Lavacore is neutrally buoyant
All seams are overlapped during flatlock sewing to decrease water flow
Full gusset incorporated into the underarm to offer exceptional arm movement and stretch
Anti-bacterial inner fleece minimizes odor and eliminates bacteria growth
Extended material on back to keep vests and shirts from riding up
SPF 30+ protection


Close to the skin, this soft internal fleece combined with high 4-way stretch produces the ultimate comfort / warmth / weight ratio, a true leader amongst artificial/man-made fabrics within the water sports industry. Wet or dry, hot or cold, Polytherm helps control your core temperature longer and when wet maintains neutral buoyancy, crucial to divers and any high activity watersports enthusiast.

Due to water weight being eliminated the garment becomes an ultra performance piece of equipment - essential to your body’s needs of maintaining a safe and secure temperature. Whether worn as a stand alone garment, under your wetsuit or even clothing, olytherm is guaranteed to keep you well insulated, flexible, lightweight and free from windchill.

Polytherm Tri-Laminate
Combining the outer shell and the inter PU layer, the fleece of Polytherm integrated ensures a very high heat and insulation rating, the PU film layer gives this combination added water resistance and high protection from windchill. Used in areas where extreme heat retention is required.

1) Ultraflex Durable Outer Protection +
This outer lycra layer is a 180g/sqm knitted nylon warp knit Tricot with water repellent treatment to ensure fast water run off and anti wind chill properties.

2) Waterproof/Breathable MIddleMembrane +
Layer is an impermeable Breathable Microporous high stretch PU Film which is wind proof and breathable allowing perspiration to be drawn away in hot conditions.

3) Insulative Thermal Inner Layer +
Fleece layer is a 240g/sqm 4 way stretch polyester fleece with elastane. It has Anti-Pill treatment as well as Anti-Microbial treatment to reduce odor and eliminate bacteria.

Seam Construction
All of the Lavacore seams are overlapped during flatlock sewing to ensure maximum water integrity and reduced waterflow through the seams. Maximum heat retention is therefore achieved when worn in colder water conditions. See diagram. To ensure maximum integrity and longevity of your Lavacore garment the seam cross-overs on the inside of the suit are locked under the threads of the adjoining seam. The seam construction being doubled and flat-locked allows for maximum stretch out of the four way stretch fabric technology without compromising at seam edges.

Panel Design
The Lavacore range includes female and male specific cut and unique design.
Lycra panels with contemporary lines and graphics are incorporated into all garments.
Full Under the Arm Gusset. This ensures there is no rub or irritation on the sensitive under side of the arms and side of the body. It also reduces restricted movement considerably and allows for extra reach without seam strain and damage.


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