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Deep 6 Drysuit Review

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by matt86, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. matt86

    matt86 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I decided to bite the bullet and order the custom made drysuit when it was on sale. I'm 6'3" and 170 lbs, which doesn't work so well with off the rack suits. I had been diving a size large diving concepts z-flex, which barely fit my height, and had an ungodly amount of extra room inside.
    I ordered the suit at the end of November, and it arrived at the end of February. It came with a bag, hood, knit hat, zipper wax, talc, and some patches. I tried the suit on with Fourth Element Arctic undergarments, and it fit great! I have a full range of motion with my arms and legs, and there's no extra material in the torso. It was a bit difficult to get on the first few times, but now that I've done it it's a piece of cake.
    In the water, this suit handles excellent! I was able to take 4lbs of lead off compared to my last suit, and maintaining trim is effortless! I actually felt this suit was easier to dive than my 7mm wetsuit. The hood that is included works great with the warm neck collar, and stays tucked in. I added the 90mm kubi dry glove system, and it works perfectly with the suit.
    If you've got any questions on the suit, ask away and I'll do my best to answer them. Thanks for the killer suit Deep 6!
     
  2. wbatten1

    wbatten1 NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: San Antonio, TX
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    Thanks @matt86 for the great review! Also, thank you for understanding that a custom made drysuit takes a while to make. It's important for folks to understand that our drysuit isn't a stockable item since they are all tailored to the customer. Measuring / cutting the fabric, sewing / gluing, testing, etc takes a fair amount of time. Nonetheless, I agree with you- nothing is better than a suit made specifically for you :)

    Enjoy the suit and keep it wet! Well, the outside of it at least :wink:
     
  3. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Michigan
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    Good review.... how about some pictures??
     

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