Questions about this item:
I have a old mares wetsuit number 6, with size is correct for me X ou XL ? Im 5,8 and 215 pounds (i know, im overweight..kk)
JARED J I'm 6'2" and ~200 and XL fits me pretty perfect. I think at 5'8" it will be too long. I think your extra 15 pound will be fine in a L, but you don't want the ends of the arms and legs to run too long as you would lose the benefit of the sealing material at the ends that needs to fit tight to the skin.
I'm planing to do cave diving in Yucatan, will the Flexa 5-4-3mm will be good for the water temparature (70-78 F) or should i get the Flexa 8-6-5
I'm 6'1'' and 190 pounds, which size will be better? i'm guessing Large since most of my previous wetsuits, but also some of them were XL like some Akona models.
JARED J I've only been diving with this suit in the Red Sea around Sharm el Sheikh where water temps have averaged around 80-85 degrees lately. I have been comfortable, slightly warm. Very warm if the suit is on before i'm in the water. But no complaints. Cant speak for 70 degrees.
As for size, I was in the same boat as you. At first thought I woudl get a large, but I got an XL based on the recommended size chart and it fits perfect. I'm 6'2" and 198 pounds, athletic build. Its nice and snug on my shoulders (size 42 suit jacket if that helps, 34 waist if that info helps). I would recommend an XL based on your size.
I dive pretty regularly with friends who work year round at professional dive centers and all i've received are compliments and jealous looks from other divers. The suit works good, looks good. Feels high quality.
GREG H It doesn't sound like you have a lot of body fat, as my stats are just about the same and I'm typically between 7% and 10%. I've only used my 5-4-3 in Hawaii, during December / January... but the Yucatan and Hawaii are pretty close in latitude. With the water being around 75?-78?F at depth, I was SO happy to have this suit! Only when approaching 100 ft did I begin feeling a few chills... pretty much only in the knees and elbows, however. I hate when fat divers recommend 3mm shorties for high 70s to low 80s waters hahaha. That crap doesn't work for me! I can't speak for low 70s... but if I knew the water was that cold, I'd get the 8-6-5 in a heartbeat.
On a mares home page the same Flexa 5-4-3 is equipped with a front zipper and looks different.
I can't paste a URL here but it can easily be found on the mares home page.
Is this the same suit but just wrong description and picture?
Bill P For some reason in the US Mares sell them with a back zipper, so Picture and description on our website is correct
What part of this suit is 5mm, 4mm, and 3mm?
GREG H The thickness tapers from 5mm to 3mm beginning the least moving body parts (chest & back). The thickets parts will be around the torso, thinning to 4mm for the upper arms and legs, and finally 3mm as you near the wrists and ankles. ...that's how a Mares sales rep explained it to me (roughly)
DUSTIN A I do not work for or represent Mares or work in the industry. I can only speak from personal experience
I believe the 5mm is at the core (chest), 4mm is from the core to the mid limb / forearm/calf area, and 3mm on the rest.
From an usage perspective, I have owned this suit for over one year. I am still happy with the suit. It does a superior job keeping me warm in the appropriate water temperature ranges. It is relatively easy to put on and take off and is very comfortable in comparison to an average wet suit.
JAMES H The suit is thickest in the torso and gets thinner as you get out towards the wrists/feet. I don't notice any difference in warmth in different areas of the suit, and I dive in fairly cold water here in Kentucky. Hope that helps.
This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.
Whats in the box:Wet Suit
The Flexa family is the highest expression of Trilastic. Flexa uses different thickness for different areas of the body, 100% ultra-stretch high quality neoprene, with unparalleled finish and attention to detail. Back zip with smooth neoprene flap for more comfort and isolation. New rubber tag custom closure and back zip puller. Back Protection System (BPS): an additional layer of neoprene stitched in the back provides additional comfort and thermal protection.
Trilastic concept was born out of intelligence and superior stylistic technology. The concept offers versatility in a wide range of environments and transcends various water temperatures with minimal layering. Too much material in the wrong places can result in pointless bulk and unnecessary buoyancy. The idea is to minimize the thickness in the regions not requiring critical heat retention and making the suit easier to duff and don. Thinner more flexible neoprene, gives you more comfort. Overwhelmingly accepted, the materials for this concept start with a high tech plush material cushioning the skin and generating warmth, superior sealing materials and construction lock in the water that your body warms. A super elastic materials properly placed provide a greater range of movement. This combination of materials, their arrangement in specific areas creates a line of intelligent wet suits.
The BPS takes inspiration from the Mares BCD line. By adding a wide additional neoprene layer in the lumbar region, the diver benefits in multiple ways. The added neoprene adds warmth to a critical area of the body. It also fills the empty space in the back that sometimes allows water to seep and move causing the diver to get cold faster. The added neoprene also adds padding and protection to the back when wearing a heavy cylinder system on the beach or boat deck.
Custom neck closure system allows for an easy customization of the neck fitting. Velcro neck folds in on itself when needed to eliminate snagging of the plush lining or neoprene. Flexa has a back zipper with skin-on-skin zipper seal for superior water seal. Supratex Knee Pads, protection made of anti-scratch polyurethane not only looks sharp, but is engineered for high strength and protection without compromising flexibility. The linear design moves in line with your body while still guarding this high wear area.
The internal thermo plush lining is soft, smooth, durable and allows increased freedom of movement, guaranteeing extreme mobility. Its refined finish keeps you warmer yet, prevents the suit from retaining water promoting fast drying between and after diving. The Flexa 5, 4, 3 mm neoprene Trilastic suit comes in 6 sizes and has a 24 month limited warranty.
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- Feels true to size
- Feels true to length
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