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TX3 and Alaska Undergarment

Discussion in 'Seasoft Scuba' started by mjgoodman, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. mjgoodman

    mjgoodman Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    What do folks think of the TX3? Love it, like it, wish they bought a fusion?

    How about the Alaska Undergarment? I haven't heard too much about it. How does it compare to the Fourth Element Arctic? Thanks.
  2. scubajim 1

    scubajim 1 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Lucie County Florida
    I live and work in South Florida and have used my custom TX3 on 86 dives now and the alaska undergarment on 34 (these numbers are from my log). I find the suit comfortable and warm to use and in fact the undergarment is usually too warm to wear. A set of hellys works great down to 70 F and below that I use the alaska.
    The zipper is great and with care it hasn't given me a bit or trouble.

    As a teacher I need something I can forget about while I'm diving, TX3 fits the bill perfectly. I get little or no suit squeeze except for the inflator pressing into my chest when I only wear the Hellys (solved by a cotton cloth under the helly). The boots are extremely comfortable and I get the warmth of neoprene without the bulky feel or drag. I have a great range of motion in this suit.

    My only problem is with the wrist seals. I always get some leakage if I don't wear my gloves. As I don't wear gloves while diving reefs (role model for students), I do end long dive (90-120 minutes) with damp to wet wrists. It might be I'm not tucking the sleeve under enough or maybe too much, I just don't know but it isn't so bad I'd replace the seals.
    I will also highly recommend the SeaSoft hood, it fits well and keeps my head toast and warm. It is the easiest hood to wear I've ever used.

    It is a well thought out and well made product, sturdy, strong and reliable!
  3. metaldector

    metaldector Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Longwood, FL
    Dive dive the TX3 in the winter with a Baer 100 or nothing at all. The TX3 keeps me quite warm, but the sleeve seals leak a lot of water, that said, all dry suits that I have owned or have dived leak on my sinewy wrist, the the TX3 is no different. Feels like a wet suit instead of a dry suit, it is comfortable.

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