Average Customer Review: based on 6 reviews.Rating: Lavacore Experience
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
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.
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?
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
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...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
MENS FULL SUIT
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
WET OR DRY, HOT OR COLD, POLYTHERM HELPS CONTROL YOUR CORE TEMPERATURE LONGER AND WHEN WET MAINTAINS NEUTRAL BUOYANCY.
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.
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.
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.
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.