I'm confused...is this a wetsuit or just a jacket? Picture makes it look like a one-piece shortie that you step into and zip up in the front. Is that correct?
Yes, it is a wet suit shorty. It is very comfortable and warm.
It is a wetsuit top not a shorty
a shorty would have short sleaves
I use the 7mm farmer jon and top for water in the mid 50s
anything colder I use a drysuit
If you are in warmer water you may want to look at a true shorty
in a 3mm
the one i bought is a two piece...this one, per description, is only the jacket...but the two piece i bought, for the price, is outstanding...im on the dive team here in california so i have used it a lot..hope this helps, have fun and be careful
Yes, it's a long sleeve shorty. Pretty happy with mine. I'd buy it again.
It is the top of a two piece suit. The farmer john goes under the jacket. You could use it as a shorty but it may not seal very well on the legs.
You are correct. It is a shorty that you step in and zip up from one leg up to top of chest. But it is a wetsuit. I have the 7mm farmer john bottom and the top as pictured. Combined together the top is about 14 mm all together. Very warm in cold water. I am happy with mine.
do you think it would be too warm for snorkeling/diving in water about 70 degrees? Would a 3mm be more appropriate? Do you know how much it phyisically weighs?
If it were me I would get a 3mm full suit. But I do not get cold easy. Also depends on the air temps too. If the air is cold your legs are going to get cold due to the shorty aspect. Here is a little chart to help you out. This is only a recommendation.
Exposure Suit Comfort Zones
Water temp Thickness recommended
75-85F 1/16" (1.6mm) neoprene, Lycra, Polartec
70-85F 1/8" (3mm) neoprene
65-75F 3/16" (5mm) neoprene
50-70F 1/4" (6.5mm) neoprene
35-65F 3/8" (9.5mm) neoprene, dry suit
Yes it is a wet suit, it's one part of a two part wet suit, it's worn over a farmer John wet suit.
Can you just wear it by itself for warm water diving/snorkeling?