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Any reviews on the Deep Six wetsuit?

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by Jake, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Jake

    Jake Divemaster

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    I'm in the market for a new wetsuit. I've been pretty happy with my Bare but have been a big fan of Deep Six of late. I'm wondering if anyone owns or has used one of their wetsuits and can give a quick review.
     
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  2. wbatten1

    wbatten1 NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: San Antonio, TX
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    I have several bare wetsuits, including their elastek series from 2014. I much prefer the Deep 6 wetsuit- I find the neoprene to be more comfortable and the added pockets / kevlar is a huge plus. I haven't been too deep in our suit- max depth I've used it to was 60 ft... (I prefer diving dry) That said, it kept me nice and toasty.

    I'm trying to be as unbiased as possible, but keep in mind, I do work for Deep 6, so I completely understand if you take my comparison with a grain of salt. The neoprene is outstanding though...

    Best,
    Bill
     
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  3. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    Looks like great suit. Size selection is very limited. If you could bring the same suit in XLS and XXLS that would be great.
     
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  4. Gradester

    Gradester Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lake Tahoe, California
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    I bought the 3mm suit recently and have had a couple of dives with it. Being my first wetsuit I don't have much experience to go off of.

    But it does keep me warm even in the low 70s (it kind of depends on the person.) The neoprene is very high quality. The seam connections are sealed so no water can pass through them.

    I'm not sure if it has the best wrist and ankle seals on them. I know they use glideskin but I thought rolled glideskin seals better? Maybe not. Don't quote me.

    The pockets are a big plus for me. They are certainly big enough to fit dsmb, spool, wet notes, etc. They are a little forward on you. This might be a plus or negative since I know agencies like GUE and just the DIR way recommends pockets directly on the sides so it eliminates drag. But I image it won't be a big deal. They also might interfere a bit with your long hose. But they are easier to get to than ones directly on the sides of your legs. We'll find out when I take fundies next summer.

    Small things like the velcro at the bottom of the zipper so you can tidy up the easily accessible zipper pull. The really heavy duty pads they use on the shoulders and crotch. The reflective panels for night diving. All good things. If only they made a hood to go along.

    I would definitely recommend this as your next wetsuit.
     
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  5. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    LS too, please!
     
  6. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    or maybe even a MS.
    Hey, you can get XXL in some things, but I've never seen a LSS. Just curious.
     
  7. Jake

    Jake Divemaster

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    Location: CA
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    Hi all. Popping back in to see if anyone has any specific thoughts on the pocket placement. I had a conversation with someone about the wetsuit today as pertains to GUE standards, and while the forward positioning didn't violate any rules, he did wonder whether they would be easy to reach if you're carrying stage bottles.

    Does anyone have enough experience with the suit to have an opinion about that?
     
  8. LandonL

    LandonL ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @Jake

    I dive the suit frequently in sidemount and backmount configurations. We put the pockets slightly forward to make them more accessible when in sidemount, but I find it easier to access my pockets in any configuration. As long as your stage bottles are in the proper configuration and in trim, it should create no problems for access.
     
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  9. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    Does anyone know what neoprene Deep 6 uses? Yamamoto?
     
  10. RainPilot

    RainPilot CCR Instructor Staff Member

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    I have one dive on mine, in warm Thai waters and it seemed great, but no real comparison basis yet. @RayfromTX has a couple more on his, maybe he can chime in...
     

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