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Very UNhappy with Lavacore

Discussion in 'Lavacore' started by jeremy_diver, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. JohnoAU

    JohnoAU Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: South Australia
    I bought a XL long sleeve top a few weeks ago, and the fit is spot on.
  2. Bazzabug

    Bazzabug PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Asia
    I got a lavacore longsleeve top about a year ago. Thing is a flipin machine, I love it. Its warmer than my 3mm and easy on and off. I dont even want to dive without it! Still looks as new as the day I bought it. Done maybe 50 dives, an IDC and taking it surfing so its been through a fair bit, and it looks like new.

    The size is a bit strange, I have a wide chest and usually a XL but have gone with a 3XL. Its not as tight as my wetsuit though, but then again I usually struggle with sizes being 6'4.
  3. greatlakeswreckdiver

    greatlakeswreckdiver DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Port Townsend, WA United States
    My dove buddy sweats by lavacore using it under his dry suit and as a base layer for motorcycle riding is cold climates. I just tried some on. I am 6' 4" and 200# alcove l athletic build 43" chest and 32" waist. I wanted a piece base layer. Tried on an XL. It fit very snug in arms and legs but very loose in waist. I wish they would make tells and get their sizing better. I'll be waiting before I buy.

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  4. cmneus

    cmneus Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    I have to wear a full lavacore and full 3mm for 80 degree water and am still freezing....I bought it hoping go without the neoprene altogether. I'm just freakishly cold all the time. The suit fits great except the wrists are really tight before I get in the water (size Small), to the point of my hands turning a bit purple and beginning to get tingly....once underwater it's not a problem.
    It really makes getting the neoprene on and off so, SO much easier and I LOVE that it doesn't add buoyancy.

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