What equivalent mil thickness is this suit, 3, 5, 7 ??
RENEE C Just returned from Cozumel. Wore a 3 ml first day and lavacore the next. Felt equally warm both days.
PETRUS L I would say it comes close to a 3MM.
I've only worn it in the Caribbean and it was very comfortable, easy to don & doff and quick drying.
It could probably be worn under another wetsuit in colder water.
JORDAN T Oceanic claim it is equal to a 3 mm suit. I have used it with a 3 mm suit in colder temps, and I found it to be a comfortable dive. I am yet to actually test it to it's full potential. But for the time I have used it I would recommend it.
KEITH J I found that it absorbed so much water that it was less insulating than a 3 mil.
JOE S It is probably similar to my Henderson polyolefin dive skin - I'd quess it is equiv. to a 2 mm suit. Like the polyolefin - it has no buoyancy to weight against. I love these Lavacore products. They are soft on the inside and rugged on the outside, have a lot of stretch and are not restricting like rubber suits. It has a couple of minor downsides: 1. when it is wet it is hard to peel off the body and other fabrics [ I use a lycra diveskin under it for ease of removal.] 2. it takes a long time to dry [twice as long as neoprene.] I highly recommend Lavacore products - the vest is great and so are the hood and booties- very comfortable, soft and warm.
HEATHER H I would estimate it to be about equivalent to a 2 mil. as far as warmth.