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First Dry Suit

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by kylergoehle, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. kylergoehle

    kylergoehle Public Safety Diver

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    Hello, I know there are probably hundreds of the same threads, but am looking to purchase my first drysuit. Live in NE and am 5'9" 190 with wide shoulders. I currently have a XL 7mm Henderson wetsuit and am looking at the Aqualung Fusion. Anyone that has this suit that could give me an estimate of what size i would need? And is it worth paying the extra for the Aircore? I have always lived by buy once, cry once and don't want to wish i had spent a few hundred more a couple years down the road. Thank you.
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I wouldn't look at either if you are looking to buy once and cry once unless your body size changes regularly....
     
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  3. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    Try Santi beforebuying. Just yesterday we were at ECDIVERS Brookline, trying on the Santi and it took three size tries to get my hubby the comfy fit. But once sized correctly, it is the best. My daughter and I tried both fusion and Santi e.motion and prefer Santi over the fusion's snug fit. We are new to drysuit too
    Before w BUY, we will have to dive the different suits as rentals to be sure they are as comfy in the water as out. Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
  4. kylergoehle

    kylergoehle Public Safety Diver

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    I'm definitely open to other suggestions. The Fusion is what my local dive shop carries, which was the original thought behind the choice.
     
  5. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    I am pretty sure @Marie13 had some strong words on Fusion, you might want to get her take as well.
     
  6. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Contact Mike at Dive Right in Scuba. They sell a ton of drysuits and can help you choose the correct one for you.

    www.diverightinscuba.com

    They are my local shop but do a ton of online sales. Mike is the owner.
     
  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I dislike the zipper placement on the Fusion big time. I had a rental for a pool session.

    Whatever suit you get, make sure to get the replaceable seals.
     
  8. kylergoehle

    kylergoehle Public Safety Diver

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    I will definitely get replacement seals and will contact DRIS. Thank you.
     
  9. undrwater

    undrwater Solo Diver

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    The Fusion is a love it or hate it suit (I love it). Be sure you get to try the different options.
     
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  10. BazzaB

    BazzaB Instructor, Scuba

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    Dry suit is an illusion :wink:
     

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