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Tried on a Santi drysuit and undergarment yesterday at my LDS - WOW!

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by RJP, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    The materials, fit, and finish of the Santi product is just amazing. Blows away anything else I've ever seen... including my beloved DUI TLS350.

    My favorite parts were...

    • the telescoping torso/suspender system. Really allows the suit to fit much better than other similarly designed suits... not like it's hanging on you.
    • the pockets are phenomenal
    • the built-in boots are great
    • well thought out undergarment design, and a range of options here as well

    I can't wait to try one in the water soon... but if anyone happens to be talking to Mrs. RJP, I'm pretty sure I know what I want under my Christmas Tree this year!
     
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  2. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ditto, all my exact sentiments except I have no Mrs. RJP in my life. :D

    I demo their E.Lite suit at Dutch Springs last month. Which suit did you try on?
     
  3. ligersandtions

    ligersandtions DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Pedro, CA
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    A Santi drysuit is very high up on my list of drysuits to consider (pretty much have to buy a new one this year....can't stand my current leaky suit much longer!).

    I so wish we had a local dealer. I'm not sure I can justify dropping that kind of money on a suit I've never dived, let alone never seen in person....sigh.
     
  4. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

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    At the Santi demo I attended, the North American Santi distributor said they plan on doing a traveling demo in 2012 and I told him he the demo should head to SoCal. I had you in mind, Nicole, when I told him that. :rofl3:
     
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  5. Wayne at DiveSeekers

    Wayne at DiveSeekers Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: New Jersey
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    I Love my SANTI Elite w/Heated Vest!!

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    E.Lite Drysuit

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    SANTI Heated Vest

    Just a Couple of Reasons for "Love"
    1. Quality & Comfort
    2. Dry
    3. Boots
    4. Pockets
     
  6. phillybob

    phillybob Contributor

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    Jeremiah had a new Santi on this past Saturday on the Independence II. Looked really sharp !!
     
  7. ddmattos

    ddmattos Contributor

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    I tried on a Santi E-Lite. It fit so perfectly I bought it that night. So I guess Christmas came early for me. Have dove a Bullet Fusion and a DUI flex extreme. The Santi beat them hands down in my opinion. Just watch the video.

    Here is a youtube video showing most of the features.
    Santi E-lite
    FYI..The pockets are so awesome, there is even a small black shock cord in the wetnotes pocket and precut slits on the sides to add more shock cords if desired.

    I have already dove it in the cold waters of the quarry @ Dutch to the warm waters of Greece.

    Love this suit.
    Just love it!
     
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  8. ligersandtions

    ligersandtions DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Pedro, CA
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    Seriously?!?! That would be fantastic if they did make their way over here! Got some potentially good advice from Wayne at how to possibly get some suits out here to try....so maybe I'll be lucky enough to get it worked out in early 2012!
     
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  9. NJDiverMark

    NJDiverMark Contributor

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  10. jhupka

    jhupka Solo Diver

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    Location: Hunterdon County, NJ
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    fit really nice too being just a stock size. And I marked it up a bit with some NE ocean and wreck colors just in time for DEMA
     
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