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Drysuit input - waterproof

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by John Dietz, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. John Dietz

    John Dietz Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    Greetings,

    I’m looking into purchasing a Waterproof drysuit. I’ve been leaning towards the D1X Hybrid ISS, but as I do more and more research, it seems that it takes quite some weight to sink it. Now I’ve started looking at other models within the same brand, specifically the D7X Nylotech and the D7 Pro Cordura ISS.

    Does anyone have experience with the above mentioned, and can provide any input?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DiveSAA

    DiveSAA Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pennsylvania
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    I'm at the same point in my decision process. What decision did you make?
     
  3. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    I have two D7 Pro Cordura ISS as does Merry. They are the best drysuits we have ever owned. I've had a Poseidon, USIA, two DUI and three Diving Concepts suits. With close to 800 dives on my Waterproof suits, I haven't had a leak other than when I broke a zipper.
     
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  4. StefinSB

    StefinSB ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I had a D7. Exceptionally well made but the cut is very peculiar.
     
  5. Canajan

    Canajan Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Mississauga
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    I have the D10 pro ISS, and I like it very much. It does take quite a bit of weight but does help a lot with heat loss. The Ultimate dry glove sys is excellent also, I wouldn’t be able to dive without them.
     
  6. davehicks

    davehicks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have the D1 hybrid and totally rave about it. Great build quality warm, comfortable. You don't need an undergarment with the D1 hybrid
     
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  7. John Dietz

    John Dietz Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    Ended up buying the D7X. Still waiting for it. ETA 07/28. I will let you know once I get it.
     
  8. John Dietz

    John Dietz Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: California
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    I also got the ultima dry system. Since I'm waiting for the drysuit, haven't been able to test it. Looking forward to it :)
     
  9. swimlikethefish

    swimlikethefish Divemaster

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    Get a pair of showa 720's for those rings. You will thank me later.
     
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  10. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    Don't get medium or small 720s. Your fingers will thank me later. :)
     
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