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Current top drysuits for rec diving

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by EmceeBigG, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. drk5036

    drk5036 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sapporo, Japan
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  2. Bald Wookie

    Bald Wookie Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Newfoundland
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    Frequently dive in Newfoundland waters (Sea surface temp of -1.5*C in winter, max of 10*C in summer, YIKES).

    Abyss suit is amazing. Service is also fantastic.
    Front and back entry, variety of neoprene thicknesses, kevlar outers. Great suits
     
  3. StefinSB

    StefinSB ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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    684
    I would choose the "extra thick" option. With baselayer and 4th element arctic my suit fits perfectly. Any thicker undergarment would be uncomfortable.
     
  4. vioch

    vioch DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St.Petersburg Russia, Vladimir Ioch
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    57
    Ordered Seaskin with that option for my Weezle Extreme +
    I wish the suit was more slim at chest and biceps areas.
    Don't know how it would fit without that option though 82567201_2694628860582762_5609246040403214336_o.jpg e240d658-eb30-495f-a8fe-0efe2910b61d.jpg
     
  5. vioch

    vioch DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St.Petersburg Russia, Vladimir Ioch
    282
    57
    Guess, they are cheap as they have neither any resellers, nor marketing - just sell directly from the factory.

    Seaskin is my 3d drysuit for 15 years of cave diving career. (1st was DUI TLS350, second was Ursuit Kevlar).
    Before ordering I requested specs on fabric - well known former Ferguson trilaminate with solid density (see attachment) and 3 years warranty on seams inspire confidence in the product.

    So I agree, that Seaskin is a good choice... especially for my wallet)) Cost me $900 including all needed options and shipping
     

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  6. Cdncoldwater

    Cdncoldwater Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Atlantic Canada
    158
    101
    They are awesome, I have the Atlantis front entry; love it!
     
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  7. Bald Wookie

    Bald Wookie Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Newfoundland
    88
    63
    They're awesome. Would recommend the custom fits too - only a little extra but comfort guaranteed.
     
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  8. Cdncoldwater

    Cdncoldwater Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Atlantic Canada
    158
    101
    Mine was a custom fit; really nice suit!
     
  9. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
    3,372
    1,797
    Overkill perhaps but I love my DUI CF200x. I don't like the price I paid; I don't like that it takes a day to dry but I love the toughness.
     
  10. T Mogle

    T Mogle Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United Kingdom
    39
    5
    Interesting debate. As a new diver, I have picked up lots of advice.

    I am in the process of finding my first drysuit. As a new recreation diver, I like to purchase high-quality stuff within a reasonable budget. Saying that, I like stuff that lasts. Reading this discussion gave me a good insight into drysuits.

    My budget is £1K. For some of the items discussed here, I can see that my budget is very tight.

    Within my budget, I can get a Scubapro Definition Dry HD Drysuit. What is so wrong with that? It is not a DUI, Waterproof or Santi, but it should do the job?

    Scubapro also got something called Everytech Dry Breathable Drysuit. Looking at the description I think the Definition Dry HD it best.

    I need something that dries quickly since it will keep on my sailing vessel most of the time.

    My other equipment? SP MS25, G260 long hose, Halcyon wing.
     

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