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Dry suit recommendatiom Ireland

Discussion in 'British Isles' started by AlphaDuff, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. KenGordon

    KenGordon Rebreather Pilot

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  2. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    Is that an O3 with front zip in the picture? How do you like the front zip? It doesn't appear to be a telescoping torso, is that an issue putting it on and taking it off without a telescoping torso?
     
  3. mac64

    mac64 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Brilliant suit and they know how to build a front entry neoprene, it’s as easy to get on and off as a telescopic bag suit, and it’s warm.
     
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  4. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    So you got a telescoping torso suit? The reason I ask because I know that they can do both, telescoping and non-telescoping and I am wondering if non-telescoping is OK and doesn't cause any issues putting on or off the suit.
     
  5. mac64

    mac64 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It’s made to measure non-telescoping the same as back zip but as easy to get on as a telescoping bag suit.
     
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  6. AlphaDuff

    AlphaDuff Registered

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    I've never had a telescoping toro, what are the pros and cons? I don't plan to get any shorter so not sure if I would need to adjust it much.
     
  7. AlphaDuff

    AlphaDuff Registered

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  8. mac64

    mac64 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There’s no give in a membrane suit so in order to build a front entry membrane suit that will fit a variety of body shapes off the peg they use braces to hold up the bottom and fold down the top half (telescopic) otherwise you can’t get your head in. With a made to measure front entry neoprene suit it’s built to your size and there’s enough stretch to get your head in so they fit nicely. I much prefer neoprene to membrane for the insulation. I solo dive so must be able to get in and out on my own
     
  9. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

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    I have a Predator trilaminate suit and am very happy with it. Have just spent £500 on refurbishing it and Dennis has done a cracking job on all the wear and tear it’s had in the past five years. I consider it a lot cheaper than buying a new one, hoping to get another couple or three years out of it.

    For advanced diving, it seems the wreck crawlers prefer the O3 compressed neoprene suits, whereas the other tech divers prefer trilam. I like the way trilam's so responsive whilst diving, but you do need decent underclothes.

    A heated vest is really useful for decompression hangs in cold water. A simple aftermarket fit to swap the inflator. Batteries are very expensive though.
     
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  10. rduquesnoy

    rduquesnoy Registered

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    It was not custom made which I realize ofcourse will never compare to the custom made suit I own now :). Climbing dykes in Zeeland for example was terrible because the suit was really stiff around the knees. Maybe the fit / model was just not the best for me...

    Therefore I prefer a trilam suit over compressed neoprene, I guess that is just my personal preference :wink:.
     

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