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306dive306

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Call me cheap if you will but i have to question the cost of very thin undergarments.

Fourth Element, BARE, and other brands are all $300-400.

What the heck?!

Has anyone tried to dive in “not-so-cold waters” (around 25C; 75F) wearing regular fleece pants and shirts?

cheers!
 

Cdncoldwater

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Call me cheap if you will but i have to question the cost of very thin undergarments.

Fourth Element, BARE, and other brands are all $300-400.

What the heck?!

Has anyone tried to dive in “not-so-cold waters” (around 25C; 75F) wearing regular fleece pants and shirts?

cheers!
I buy my Morino Wool base layer from Costco and use my old military polypro and polar fleece depending on the water temperatures.
 

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I’ve done a number of dives in 50F water using multiple layers of 250gr Smart Wool with a Thermolution heated vest and the Fourth Element X-Core vest. Base layer was REI thin polypro.
 

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For 25C in a drysuit I would use just the Morino wool base layer (Costco) in my dry suit; I use a compressed neoprene dry suit.
 

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I often dive in some cheap fleece pants I got years ago from the hunting section of walmart. I wear either running tights or polypro type wicking base layer under them. On top I often wear a polypro wicking top with an old eddie bower or LL bean fleece pullover over it. This gets me through most of the fall and early winter, and then I return to using it as things begin to thaw out in the spring. I have other layers as the water gets colder, and fornthe coldest temps I have a Thermal Fusion standing by, but have only used it twice that I recall because I find it too warm for anything hut extreme cold temps.

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Normal cheap fleece/wool stuff works 90% of the time. When you need that last 10%, it costs a lot more...
 

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Darn Tough Mountaineering Micro Crew Wool Socks 1953 model


Minus33 Merino Wool 230 g/m Bottom
or
Minus33 Merino Wool 706 Kancamagus Men’s Midweight Bottom

Minus33 Merino Wool 230 g/m Top
or
Minus33 Merino Wool 705 Chocorua Men's Midweight Crew
 

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I use a Decathlon hunting fleece for warmer water, and the Avatar undersuit for everything else.
And if it's really cold, I double up, both fleece and undersuit.

The fleece was arround 20eur, and the undersuit is 190eur.

Imho, the best undersuit you can get, since it's not absurdly expensive.
 

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I often dive in some cheap fleece pants I got years ago from the hunting section of walmart. I wear either running tights or polypro type wicking base layer under them. On top I often wear a polypro wicking top with an old eddie bower or LL bean fleece pullover over it. This gets me through most of the fall and early winter, and then I return to using it as things begin to thaw out in the spring. I have other layers as the water gets colder, and fornthe coldest temps I have a Thermal Fusion standing by, but have only used it twice that I recall because I find it too warm for anything hut extreme cold temps.

-Z

I love my Thermal Fusion! It's an expensive undergarment for sure, but that thing is toasty! It makes gearing up on hot summer days a sweaty affair, but it's nice when I'm doing a long day of multiple dives and the water temps are in the 50s or lower. I tend to run on the cold side while diving, though.
 

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I love my Thermal Fusion! It's an expensive undergarment for sure, but that thing is toasty! It makes gearing up on hot summer days a sweaty affair, but it's nice when I'm doing a long day of multiple dives and the water temps are in the 50s or lower. I tend to run on the cold side while diving, though.

Infind it very comfy to wear but I find it too warm for anything above 46F (@8C)...and the air temp needs to be cool as well as warm air temp with a thermal fusion is like asking for heat exhaustion. I dive a semi-dry for those occasions where the air temp is gonna cause me to sweat a lot before I get in the water. If the are temp is super warm and the water temp is super cold then Instart to consider the juice aint worth the squeeze.

-Z
 
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