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Scuba Gear Reviews by Alison J.


Rating: Bit of a challenge 09/05/2009

The suit is easy enough to get on, though I usually encounter only mild difficulty with the hood (getting it high enough on my shoulders to go over my head). Getting the suit off is another story: the zipper is very stiff, even when waxed, and led to my TKO on the shoreline when my boyfriends balled up hand slipped off the zipper and cracked me, full brute force, in the face (true story). The hood is also a bit difficult to get off and takes an extra person and a bit of a struggle to get up over my face without removing my chin and nose and sacrificing only a few hairs. Performance in the water is good, though a fair amount of water leaks in around the hood due to (I think) my long hair. If I move around too much, such as minor twisting movements within the suit, I feel the cold Puget Sound rush in the hood and down my back...brrr. Ive only used it twice now and it was definitely better the second time in warmth and leakiness, so I think itll get better but Im not quite sold on it yet compared to the ScubaPro semi-dry, which is a local favorite. I tend to feel choked and axious with bulk around my neck, so Im not quite sure the attached hood suit was an idea choice for me due to the increased effort with removal. Fit is true-to-size, perhaps even a slight bit on the big side. The merino wool is comfortable and the features of the suit like knee pads, back pads, and BC grips are nice additions when compared to other suits.

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XS Scuba X5 Accessory Hanger
Rating: XS-Scuba-X5-Hanger xs hanger 08/23/2009

durable, it does exactly what its supposed to do very well - not sure how I made it so long without this handy hanger

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XS Scuba BC Hanger
Rating: XS-Scuba-BC-Hanger xs hanger 08/23/2009

durable, it does exactly what its supposed to do very well

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XS Scuba Folding Wetsuit Hanger
Rating: XS-Scuba-Folding-Wetsuit-Hanger xs hanger 08/23/2009

durable, it does exactly what its supposed to do very well

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