Author Topic: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?  (Read 5075 times)

ken & adair

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5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« on: October 31, 2011, 18:02:14 UTC »
We are in the market for 5mm wetsuits & of course want to make the best choice possible.  We really got stung with our Pinnacle Merino 3mms -- had to send them for seam repair after only a couple of years, & 3 dive trips later they are unravelling again (& we are careful divers who don't hit the coral!).  Price is not an issue if we can get really good quality.  We're looking for durability & stretchiness.  Any comments will be really appreciated!
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mtnplayva

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 23:40:21 UTC »
I have a Bare Elastek 3MM and 5MM and love them both. Mine are only a year old but my husband has had his for 2.5 years. They've held up well and are extremely comfortable.

ken & adair

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 00:17:01 UTC »
Thanks! I will check them out :-)
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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 13:05:46 UTC »
I am also in the market for a 5mm wetsuit.  I have had a 2 piece 3mm wetsuit from Atlan that latest for 12 years - approx 500 dives.  I am in email correspndance with Atlan now to learn more about their FT-5 wetsuit.  So you may want to take a look at what Atlan has to offer.

ken & adair

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 15:19:25 UTC »
Thanks!  We're still looking, nowhere near a decision.  I hadn't heard of Atlan & will check them out!
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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 17:04:29 UTC »
Hello I have a 5mm Henderson Hyperstretch which is easy to get on and off, is toasty and looks OK. Some people think they don't wear very well but mine has done lots of dives and doesn't have any problems.

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 17:15:15 UTC »
thanks!  We plan to hit the after-Christmas sales so we really appreciate the info.
ken & adair

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012, 01:41:21 UTC »
Go with the Waterproof 5mm, you will not be disappointed, i have there 5 and 7mm. love them both Semi-dry i may add.

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 16:09:26 UTC »
I have found that Henderson Hyper Stretch Suits  are well made and last quite a while.  Bare is a bit less expensive but also decent.  Atlan makes a good suit.  Over the years I've owned and used all three makes and found them all good.  I do over 80 dives a year.

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 10:48:34 UTC »
I have the WaterProof 5mm also.  Very happy with it, good workmanship.  Have about 50 dives in it, considering them for a 3mm also.

 

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