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Seaskin Nova drysuit review

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by stuartv, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Screwball

    Screwball Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Zealand
    16
    8
    After reading this thread front to back a few times, I put my order in for a Nova on 3 June. Just got my dispatch date which is 23 July or 7 weeks, a lot better than I expected.
     
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  2. drk5036

    drk5036 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sapporo, Japan
    707
    584
    What'd you order?
     
  3. Screwball

    Screwball Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Zealand
    16
    8
    Let's see here...
    All black colorways
    Plastic zip and cover
    Trigon p valve
    Sitech oval cuffs
    Standard quick neck
    Simple warm neck
    Sitech valves
    DIR dump location
    Neoprene socks
    Kevlar knees
    Telescopic torso
    No logos/retro tape
    Upgraded bag
    40mm braces
    2x expedition pockets
    Forearm trilobite

    One thing for my kiwi/aus brethren: apparently due to how Fedex only ships international priority for Aus/NZ, I might have to pay between an extra 16gbp or 70gbp(!!!) in addition to the quoted 96gbp shipping cost, depending on what size of box they can fit it in. Unfortunate but they did give me a heads up and option to cancel. Even with that and duty still comes in a few hundred kiwiean pesos cheaper than an entry level off the rack suit from the local dive shop so oh well.
     
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  4. JBFG

    JBFG Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    1,279
    716
    My Seaskin is finally on route! It left the factory today and is expected to be delivered next Thursday.
     
  5. JBFG

    JBFG Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    1,279
    716
    After a massive battle with FedEx, I finally got my suit!
    It fits really well with the 150gm. I haven’t tried it with the 250gm yet. I still need to try it with my hood and perhaps cut off the bib. Tomorrow I’ll put my pull over gloves on my Rolock 90.

    I can’t wait to try it next week!

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  6. DiveClimbRide

    DiveClimbRide Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Zealand, South Island
    169
    99
    How does the seaskin compare toughness wise to the Otter Britannic?
     
  7. drk5036

    drk5036 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sapporo, Japan
    707
    584
    Which pockets are those?
     
  8. JBFG

    JBFG Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    1,279
    716
    These are the bellows.
    I don’t carry much in my pockets.
    Left has wetnotes, right had spare mask. That’s it. The rest goes in my butt pouch.
     
  9. eweingarden

    eweingarden Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canton, CT
    306
    52
    Don't know what your issue was, but it took months, (after my suit left Seaskin) to get my suit from FedEx, because of a screw-up with US Customs. Eventually the shipping charge was refunded back to Seaskin, who then issued a credit back to me; the refund was not worth the time an aggravation. You should let Seaskin know of your experience with FedEx. After my debacle, I suggested to them that they use a different shipping company. If they get enough negative feedback about FedEx, maybe they'll seek alternatives for the sake of their customers.
     
  10. BoltSnap

    BoltSnap Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Nomad
    6,839
    2,869
    Keep it local and buy American!
     

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