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Best 5mm wetsuit for women.

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by TjRjn, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. TjRjn

    TjRjn Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Langebæk, Denmark
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    Hi all!
    I'm in the market now for a 3 piece 5mm (at least) full wetsuit for the coming winter months.
    I'd like something super flexible and I've been looking at the Mares Flexa She dives.
    Unfortunately most gear where I live has to be ordered online with no availability to try on.
    I own a 2.5mm Beuchat shorty which is really comfortable and whilst I know I shouldn't expect the same flexibility from a 5mm I live in hope! :D

    Recommendations please?
     
  2. DiveMaven

    DiveMaven Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kihei, Maui & Vancouver, WA
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    Unfortunately since we all have different body types, what works for me, may not work for you. The BEST 5mm wetsuit (or any wetsuit) is the one that fits you right.

    If the Beuchat fits you well, why not buy a Beuchat 5mm suit?
     
  3. TjRjn

    TjRjn Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Langebæk, Denmark
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    I may do, but as stated choice here is very limited and predominantly bought online. There are just no outlets selling stocked diving gear here. I would really prefer at minimum 2pc which I can't get in Beuchat.
     
  4. DukeAMO

    DukeAMO Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: North Carolina, United States
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    Which two pieces?
     
  5. TjRjn

    TjRjn Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Langebæk, Denmark
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    Here is what I'm looking at:
    Dual She Dives - Wetsuits - Mares - just add water

    I like the idea of easier donning with this. I've been told I don't really need a dry suit here in winter (although some do use them)
    This set would give me 10mm at the core.
    I would love to hear from anyone who owns this set already - or something similar.
     
  6. DjArie

    DjArie Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Denver
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    I have to say that Mares looks to me to be the coolest aesthetically as I kind of like that technical look. I wore Henderson and liked the fit, but that's like wearing one brand of shoes and liking one brand. Other brands might fit me as good if not better than Henderson.
     
  7. jake11

    jake11 Manta Ray

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    I would not personally buy anything online unless I had some way of trying it on first. I have wasted money doing this very thing! Good luck! A good fit is crucial!!!
     
  8. TjRjn

    TjRjn Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Langebæk, Denmark
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    I agree but sometimes one has no choice.
    In the end I did buy the Mares She-Dives 2 piece.

    Mares Dual 5mm 2 Piece Ladies Scuba Diving Wetsuit

    Brilliant! I used it all season with no issues. It's a bit buoyant initially which takes getting used to otherwise great!
    Highly recommend.
     
  9. kdl

    kdl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canyon lake, Tx USA
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    For others needing a similar recommendation, I am diving this week in the Philippines using my new Bare Velocity 5 mill wetsuit and it had been very warm. Like TjRjn said, the initial buoyancany issues take a bit getting used to. But worth it to be warm.
     

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