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Want a new Hood that doesn't "choke"

Discussion in 'Diving Into New Gear' started by mallbritton, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
  2. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: same ocean as you
    Well obviously they come out of my head into the head of the wetsuit guy local to you
  3. MrVegas

    MrVegas Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ohio
    Is your hood venting OK? I had a Neosport hood where there was some glue or plastic covering the inside of the vent -- the hood would balloon up if air got inside (e.g., from clearing mask). Could be uncomfortable and cause buoyancy issues (not to mention the embarrassment of having a giant balloon head). Easily fixed by poking through a few times with a sharp object. Your buddy should probably be able to see some bubbles coming out of the vent as you descend, at least for the initial descent.

    If that's not it, maybe try a hooded vest. Works a lot better for cold water for me.
  4. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    Is that a model or a brand?

    When it comes to hoods, I'm a Waterproof fanboi. From my cold dead hands etc. Haven't heard about K-01, though.
  5. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Scotland
    Have to say I love the Waterproof hood I have - tight enough to minimise flushing but flexible enough that it is not too tight to restrict movement or restrict my throat. Have another hood that is too tight across my throat and I always feel close to gagging with it.
  6. mallbritton

    mallbritton Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks for the input, everyone. Before I go buy a new hood (this one is practically brand new anyway) or cut this one up, the first thing I'm going to do is just leave the bib out of the neck of my wetsuit the next time I go diving. That will probably be next month.
    FreeFlyFreak likes this.

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