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My Lavacore Review

Discussion in 'Lavacore' started by deco_martini, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. deco_martini

    deco_martini Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
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    I went to Bonaire in May and dove 3-5 times a day in Lavacore w/ Lavacore socks.

    The suit:
    Definitely not made for a body builder. But it kept me warm though it was too snug in some spots. It was a joy putting on vs neoprene. It never had that cold/clammy feel. I didn't have that residual heat loss near the end of the week I get with skins or thin neoprene.

    The socks:
    Awesome socks. However, as others have pointed out the bit of tacky substance on the bottom to provide grip comes right off w/ light use. I wore mine inside some hard soled boots. It you feel the need to put something on the bottom of the sock as a liability issue, maybe you just have some stitching on the bottom in a zig zag pattern or something instead. It is a good sock even after the rubbery paint comes off.

    Overall I'm pleased with my purchases.
     
  2. Laval

    Laval Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto, Canada
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    Hello deco martini,
    I am thinking about buying a lovacore, and just interested to know if after two years you still like and would recommend your lavacore.
    Thank you.
     
  3. Roatan Joe

    Roatan Joe PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: United States / Roatan
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    I have been using the shorts for the past six months and really like them. But they are pricey...
     
  4. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

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    My husband and I have the hoods . . . for warmer water, we love them. SO much easier to get on and off than neoprene, and less jaw fatigue.
     
  5. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Perth West Aust.
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    Ive been using a lavacore hooded vest for about 5 years..the cut is unusual..i think they used 14 year old asian boys for the size models. On the plus side, taking scissors to the arm holes and anywhere else that needed a bit of adjustment has done no harm. Love my lavacore.
     
  6. Dave616

    Dave616 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: West Michigan
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