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Recommendations on full length wet suits with "convenience" zipper in front?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by KellyAsh, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. KellyAsh

    KellyAsh IDC Staff Instructor

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    I was wondering if there were any wet suits out there that have a zipper in the front for dudes to pee out of? I've looked around on the internet and haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. What I have seen are models where the zipper comes down to about belt height, which doesn't seem adequate for worry free peeing. I'm looking for one that has a zipper specifically for easy access. Thanks for your input.
     
  2. ScubaBB

    ScubaBB Manta Ray

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    I know where you can find this kind of wetsuits, but it is not allowed to put commercial links on this forum. Send me a PM and will answer you with the link.
     
  3. KellyAsh

    KellyAsh IDC Staff Instructor

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    PM sent. Thank you!
     
  4. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

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  5. fjpatrum

    fjpatrum Loggerhead Turtle

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    ScubaBB, commercial links aren't prohibited with as many posts as you have. I think they are frowned upon as "spam" but if you're answering a question and have a post history I don't believe there is any rule against them. If there is, a lot of us are breaking that rule daily.

    To answer the OP's question, I don't know of any "off the rack" wetsuits that have "pee zippers" but there are a lot of "front zip" suits that would probably be sufficient. Conversely, you can just buy a suit you like and have a zipper installed.
     
  6. Garrobo

    Garrobo Great White

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    Yeah. I've never figured out why the heck they put the zipper in the back in the first place.
     
  7. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    I believe having a zipper installed is fairly expensive. There also is a problem if you're talking 2 piece farmer johns.
     
  8. g1138

    g1138 Marine Scientist

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    Because originally surfing was more popular, probably.
     
  9. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    It's actually because everyone knows that there are two kinds of divers. those who pee in their suits and those who say they do not. Most of them are liars. I have seen a couple people literally run with gear to the john to pee. I refuse to be in pain like that.
     
  10. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    Are you SURE that is all they had to so? If so, how do you know? Never mind, don't answer that...
     

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