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Closed: Whites Fusion Bullet Drysuit in LG/XL - excellent condition

Discussion in 'Classifieds: Exposure Suits' started by Texas Torpedo, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: College Station, Texas
    1,168
    485
    I messed up when I previously listed this suit here as a 2XL/3XL - IT IS NOT. When I bought it, that is the size I thought I ordered, but after selling it and it not fitting the buyer, I refunded him and got the suit back. After inspection, it is definitly a LG/XL. I'm relisting now accurately.
    Just an FYI. I am just under 6'1" and weigh about 220 now. When I originally bought and used it, I believe I was closer to 235 and it fit fine.

    I have less than 10 dives on this suit since I purchased it new from DRIS, all in Florida freshwater caves.
    The neck seals have been cut down to fit my neck and may need to be replaced depending on your own neck size. There are no tears and almost no wear on this suit.. It is in excellent condition.
    The only puncture is where Gamble marked it for a p-valve (Included picture - white mark, not permanent) but it was only done to the outer skin - not the inner waterproof one. I was planning to send it back to Gamble Scuba to install the valve after my dive trip was over but I never got around to it.

    Also included is the White's Carrying Bag for the suit, and any accessories (including fins) you have. There is a small hole in the bag and it looks like some of the waterproofing rubber (?) is flaking but it is otherwise in good condition. I believe I still have the drysuit hood that came with it but I'll have to check to make sure when I get home.


    $500 obo.
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  2. Tralfamadore

    Tralfamadore Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ottawa
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    Interested...

    I'm 5-10.5 and 165 lbs. According to the website I should be at the lower limit of the L/XL however I am skeptical if you say you fit into the suit given you're size.
     
  3. bumcikaz

    bumcikaz Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: baltimore
    305
    63
    I find it hard to believe also, im 5'10 210lb and is very tight(l/xl), had to get 2xl/3xl
    Unless he doesn't need thick underwear or any at all, they it might work
     
  4. njdiverjoe

    njdiverjoe Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NJ
    183
    69
    Thought I would weigh in, I'm just about your size, 5'11" and 170 lbs. I've got an older (2007) whites fusion in L/XL. Suit fits just fine for me, I actually have some difficulty getting my feet/ankle/calves in and out, but once in everything is ok. This is with a baselayer, and fourth element arctics undergarments.

    For the seller, if you look in the front of the suit where the suspenders attach in the front (underneath the intake valve) there should be a small white tag with the month/year of manufacture, serial number and suit size.
     
  5. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: College Station, Texas
    1,168
    485
    I don't see a tag with the manufacture month / year, but it does have the serial that also lists the size. If that info is important, you may be able to contact Whites and get that date. I purchased it 11/28/2010. They were quite popular then so I doubt it sat at DiveRightInScuba for very long, or it may have been drop shipped from Whites direct?

    When I put on thick undergarments it did get a bit tight, especially on my shoulders, I seem to recall.. These suits are fairly flexible, at least compared to my neoprene drysuit. I also had to push a bit to get through the ankle area, but there was plenty of room for my feet with thick socks.

    I'm going to attach a picture of me in the suit a few months back. I probably only had a t-shirt on and sweat pants when it was taken.

    Below is a copy & paste of my order email that includes my measurements (bold). It may or may not be important but I typo'd and put my weight at 129. I'm fairly sure they understood that was incorrect based upon my other measurements but it could have factored into why I ended up with a L/XL when I thought I should have been in a 2XL? Either way, this suit fits me, even if it is snugger than it should actually be? I've never tried on another Whites suit so maybe I should have had a lot more room inside. I didn't dive it enough to figure it out. Again, my memory is a little hazy on all of this but I don't think I dove it until a year after buying it. I took it along on a cave diving trip and first used it after multiple days diving in 68 degree water in a 5mm wetsuit = I was starting to get really chilled on longer dives. The actual dive use on this suit may be less than 5. I looked in my logs for that time but I didn't notate what suits I was wearing. I just know I finished up the last few dives on that trip in the drysuit. A few months later I was involved in an explosion and haven't been cold/er water diving since.

    I will also note that the person I previously sold this to, mistakenly thinking it was a 2XL/3XL, is 5'11" and 250-255 and it definitely did not fit him.

    Hope this helps to clear things up. I'm happy to answer any more questions you all may have.

    Thanks,
    David

     

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  6. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: College Station, Texas
    1,168
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    I just made a few calls and the consensus is that my correct size would be 2XL-3XL, and while I was able to get into it, there needs to be more room for undergarments, airspace, etc. Had I been diving this more, or trying to layer up, I would have realized that fact sooner than later.
     
  7. Seanparker

    Seanparker Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Halifax
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    All my measurements seem to work out according to Whites size chart. and I match you somewhat
    200lbs (210 after Christmas)
    6'
    36" jeans waist
    my shoe size is 10ish
    is this a socket?
    come with boots?
    I will need lots of room for insulation as water temp here is 39f today
     
  8. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: College Station, Texas
    1,168
    485
    What do you mean is this a socket? I'm not familiar with the term, I don't think. It does not have attached boots, if that is what you are asking.
    I wear a 11 wide sized shoe, or 12 if not wide, and there was still plenty of room inside the foot pocket to really layer up.
    I had Hollis boots, sized 13 that worked well, but the person who previously purchased the suit (mentioned above) wanted to keep the boots and F1 fins so I no longer have those.
     
  9. swimlikethefish

    swimlikethefish Divemaster

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  10. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: College Station, Texas
    1,168
    485
    The suit was sold a few days ago.
    Sorry for the delay in closing the thread.
     
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