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5 mm wetsuit recommendations

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by Luca Brasi, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    When I bought my 5 mm wetsuit they suggested me to buy a 5 + 5 mm that is a 2 pieces wetsuit both of 5 mm. Though it might sound strange, they tend to be warmer than the one piece 5 mm suits
     
  2. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
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    Never been able to find a Waterproof wetsuit that fits me nicely.

    Over the past 20 years I've been happy with Mares suits until I found Fourth Element, both makes fit me well off the shelf.

    A wetsuit is something I'd never buy online, it's much better to go to an LDS and try a few on.
     
  3. rmssetc

    rmssetc Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philadelphia
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    I like my Scubapro Definition. What's distinguishes it from all the other 5mm wetsuits? Very little...but: wrist & ankle zippers, a "wristband" strap to help keep a dive computer in place, and a neck zipper. That's really the only differentiating feature -- nice to have an easy way to flush some water into the suit if you're too warm. Or for any other reason.
     
  4. stretchthepenn

    stretchthepenn Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    Funny, that. My 5mm Waterproof fits like it was custom-cut for me. But yeah, trying on a wetsuit in person is the best way to make sure it'll fit.
     
  5. DBPacific

    DBPacific ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: NorCal, USA
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    From what I've heard about wetsuits and people not in standard size, is Hendersons are great if you're not standard in a tall and lanky way and Bare is great if you're not standard in basically any other way. I'm short, stocky, and female and Bare is the only brand that has a wetsuit that will fit me perfectly.

    If you fit well in a standard size, you can go with anything
     
  6. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tuttle, Ok
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    Deep 6 is selling off their remaining stock with the 3 mil's at $150. These are the best wetsuit bang for the buck and much warmer than any 3 mil I have dove. If they have your size left, its a great deal for everything you get.

    They recommend a 5 mil minimum in the cenotes in Tulum, but I have always been warm enough in just my Deep 6 3 mil. It flows very very little water. If you pee alot in your suit, I would recommend having a pee zipper installed. The bottom 6 inches or so of the arms and legs is like a seal. $150 for a quality 3 mil with pockets sewn on is a great deal.

    Good luck, I love mine.

    3mm Deep 6 Wetsuit

    Jay
     
  7. Tool Belt

    Tool Belt Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Central Wisconsin
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    Same thing here. People have asked if is a custom suit.
     
  8. OceanEyes

    OceanEyes ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
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    I’ve been wearing custom suits for almost thirty years, but needed to replace my 5mm suit in a hurry so did not have the time to have a new custom one made. I ended up with a Waterproof W4 suit that fits me almost as well as any I’ve ever had, and has more features that I like that I’d not even considered before, only thing that I’d add is a relief zipper. Your own parameters will determine which manufacturers you might consider, (i.e. I insist that a 5mm suit has ankle and wrist zippers,) but the most important thing is a proper fit. Go to one of your local shops and try on suits until one calls you “daddy.”
     
  9. Luca Brasi

    Luca Brasi Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
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    Does aqualung make a 5,5 wetsuit?
     

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