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The eternal question... Neoprene or Trilam drysuit?

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by Sbiriguda, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Bearcat11

    Bearcat11 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: United States

    Z, that’s not the point I was making. My point was that Bruce is actively claiming his product is far superior to others, and is calling out people who say their preferred type is better, but isn’t willing to demo it out to people to show it.

    Ultimately, it was less about offering demos, and more about his attitude. If his product is far superior, put it out there and prove it. If he’s not willing to do that, don’t call people out for using their knowledge to answer the original question.

    I could make the arguement that Golf companies will let you demo their clubs, even shipping them to you. But, that’s not really relevant.

    All that to say, obviously, I’m going through my LDS. I bought a AL Fusion Bullet because it was the one I thought best suited my needs and the reviews from current divers on here. I was actively trying to decide what was best and my LDS is small and has limited selection. If there were someone willing to demo out dry suits to LDS, I imagine that it would lead to more sales in the long run.
  2. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manassas, VA
    The LDS I was teaching for until recently is a "demo center" for Mobby's drysuits. They have a whole pile of them that Mobby's provided so people can come there and find what fits them, then try it out in the pool or quarry.
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  3. Bruce Justinen

    Bruce Justinen Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Olympia, WA
    I am flattered with all the discussion with SEASOFT Drysuits. MOBBY's is the largest drysuit company in Japan and has hundreds of employees. SEASOFT has a handful and is located in Olympia, WA. I would love to provide demo suits to everyone, it is simply not feasible. It is also not practical.

    If I sent you a suit and the neck seal was too big and everything else was perfect but water poured into the neck you would talk about what a miserable suit that SEASOFT suit was. If the boots were to small or too big the same would hold true. A SEASOFT Drysuit is meant to be made for YOU. This is why we offer FREE arm and leg length, wrist seal, neck seal and boot sizing. We want you to be HAPPY and contented. We want other divers to covet YOUR suit. Does this always happen, occasionally no but it is our goal.

    One other thing. We do offer installed dry glove kits now, we stock, install and sell Si-TECH Dry Glove Kits. Just so you know.

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  4. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    Bruce, would you mind taking your self-promotion to the Marketplace or somesuch? You've seriously hijacked this thread which originally wasn't about "SEASOFT Drysuits", but about a much more general question.
  5. Bruce Justinen

    Bruce Justinen Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Olympia, WA

    It is not self promotion - it is information. There is not self promotion in the above. I explain 3 things:

    1. Why we do not have a large demo fleet (we are small).

    2. I explain why we do not provide demo suits in most cases because in order for a suit to be truly DEMONSTRATED properly, it must fit correctly. An off the shelf suit rarely fits everybody so I am uncomfortable just "sending" a suit "hoping" it fits.

    3. A few pages back someone made the statement that we did not sell dry glove kits and I was setting the record straight.

    Hardly self promotion but very much information. I apologize if it offended you and I will make no further posts here unless asked or if there is further need of clarifying information.

    Again, my apologies.

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  6. Cajsa

    Cajsa Angel Fish

    The Waterproof D10 Pro ISS is neoprene suit with ring system for dry gloves (also has silicone seals). I dive with it in winter in Noway and I am always warm. I use wool base layers.

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