Scubapro's Evertech Dry Breathable Drysuit: Your opinion please...

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BoltSnap

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Anyone here has any experience with the Scubapro Evertech Dry Breathable drysuit?

https://scubapro.johnsonoutdoors.com/dive-wear/drysuits/evertech-dry-breathable-drysuit


I'd like to know about their reliability, flexibility, fit, features and anything else you think is important please.

Intended use is for mostly recreational diving with some technical diving with mostly diving from shore with long surface swims.

I have no experience with SP's drysuits at all and I can't give any information to my friend who is asking and hence I am asking here. This suit is very competitively priced in our region but lacks a Pee valve (which can be added later). It actually comes with seal rings for wrist and neck seals.

Let me know the good, the bad and the ugly please.
 
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I understand sizing chart not very accurate as other divers I know had size issues
Do they run smaller or bigger than what the sizing chart suggests?

I know that their wetsuits are made for French physique, thinner and taller in contrast to American generous sizing.
 

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My understanding is that you can expect any "breathable" trilaminate material to be not as, umm, robust, as most non-breathable trilam materials.

I think the waterproof/breathable membrane is fragile and will eventually wear away to the point that the suit will start to become porous.

I had a Waterproof D9X, which is breathable. I am extremely unlikely to ever buy another breathable drysuit. I think it's kind of a solution to a problem that doesn't exist (for most divers). Despite being "breathable", it is not going to breathe so well that you'd keep the top of the suit on while on your surface interval, but you'd peel down a non-breathable suit.
a breathable suit might make sense. Otherwise, I couldn't see buying one.
 

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All drysuits need to be tried on. Whatever size they give is to a certain degree completely irrelevant: does it fit or not.

If you don't have access to a range of drysuits to try on, then you must get someone else -- a shop? -- to measure you and then it is their responsibility to ensure it fits.

Mass-market off-the-shelf suits are cheap because...
  • They're mass market suits made in large quantities in a factory probably in a below minimum wage factory overseas
  • Minimise the sizing variations to benefit manufacturing and stocking
  • There's little personal service
  • Customer service...?
  • Who's going to do small modifications -- length of arm/leg/torso?
  • etcetera, etcetera.
Ye gets what ye pays for.


Pee valves are retro-fitted items BUT it's best that someone else takes responsibility for fitting them (and warrants their work). Note that where the Pee valve comes through the leg there's a wear point created when you fold the suit up and use it. Some form of reinforcing should be added to the area.

Dry gloves come in many guises; some good, many not so good. If the suit's not been designed or supplied with the correct cuffs, then you need a good suit specialist to modify the cuffs later. Therefore you should get drygloves fitted on the suit by the factory.

Some people might fit the suits (note not that the suits fit some people). They definitely won't fit everyone and few will fit perfectly. There's a reason drysuits aren't cheap.
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/perdix-ai/

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