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donrowe

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wetsuit ratings
« on: February 28, 2009, 21:20:38 UTC »
who makes the best wetsuits?

DiverRob

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Re: wetsuit ratings
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 14:55:55 UTC »
I don't own one, but every Henderson I've seen is fantastic, especially the Hyperstretch; but you pay for them!

I have a Sea Quest 3 mm shorty that was around $60 on the web.  For warm water, you can't beat the price and it is doing its job.

I have an Akona one piece, 5mm core and 3mm legs/arms.  It also was quite inexpensive, around $150, and I love it.

Neither of these are as nice as Henderson, but for the diving I do, they are great suits at great prices.

I gave up the cold California Pacific years ago....

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Re: wetsuit ratings
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 19:31:57 UTC »
Thanks for input.  I too gave up California diving.

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Re: wetsuit ratings
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 05:31:27 UTC »
Hi guys.  I have not given up on cold water diving yet.  I live and dive in upstate New York in a lake that borders with Burlington Vt.  My suit is a 7mm xcel and a pinnacle trilaminate dry suit. I dove in Burlington Bay on New Years day this year in 36 degree water in my wet suit because my dry suit was in the shop for repair.  I love my xcel suit and have friends who love their Hendersons as well.  Personally I stick with what I know works so this is no reflection on Henderson's quality or lack of as I have never owned anything but xcel or akona products.  Just one man's opinion.  Safe diving. 

 

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