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Ultima Dry Glove System question

Discussion in 'Waterproof' started by Basking Ridge Diver, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Deep South Divers

    Deep South Divers Loggerhead Turtle

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    This past week I did a big job for the US Coast Guard in Atlantic Beach, NC... And since it was there that the local (and unique) oysters sliced and diced my 720s so badly last month, I was very much looking forward to seeing how my 3416s held up by comparison.

    Two days in the water - a total of 18 hours of dive time... Not a scratch on them. I'm impressed.

    The 720s still win out for dexterity and tactile feel... But the 3416s are even warmer and practically bulletproof. They're tougher than even our summertime wet "cut proof" gloves.

    Here's a video review:

     
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  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    I haven't scratched mine after a month in the water. These are bullet-proof. I'll try them out in the cold water of God's Pocket in two weeks.
     
  3. Deep South Divers

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    I told @rob.mwpropane earlier today that if the SHOWA 720s were a Nike running shoe, the SHOWA 3416s would be a steel-toed boot.

    ...And latex or butyl rubber gloves would be an Aqua Sock. :D

    ...And PVC gloves like the 490, 495, 620, 660, 660ESD, and the KV660 would be basketball shoes... Not especially light or protective, but very popular.

    I guess the Ansells would be Reeboks. :D
     
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  4. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Manta Ray

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    So I guess we can all just stick with the 720's for sport diving? 3416's for anything heavier? @MaxBottomtime, do you plan to go back to the 720's?
     
  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    Merry loves her 720s and probably won't switch, despite cutting one with her dive knife. The 3416s are thicker, so I'll be sticking with them. I have eleven new pairs of 720s on Ebay as we speak. :(
     
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  6. divad

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    Size? I use XL 660s with wool liners (perfect, except when they shrink)
    Thanks,
    Dave
     
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  7. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Hello, er, Max?
    What size are your 720s? I'm on my last pair of XL 660s and might want to buy them all.

    I think I'm in love with your boat,
    DAVE
     
  8. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Manta Ray

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    Can you still work the camera in the 3416's?
     
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  9. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    They are XXL. I can wear XL as well, but the XXL gives me a bit more room for liners.
    11 pair of Showa 720R XXL | eBay

    Absolutely! I was concerned at first due to the size, but I can still push all the little buttons even with glove liners inside the 3416s.
     
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