I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
Actually I went with the Bare brand because I volunteer dive at an aquarium and they have an agreement with their affiliated dive shop that all the volunteer divers wear Bare wetsuits. However, I am extremely happy with this suit. It is very easy to put on, and has extra rubber seals in the arms and legs that keep the warm water in. Also, it doesn't snag like the super-stretchy wetsuit I previously bought from another company. I would definitly recommend it and I will buy Bare wetsuits in the future.
Price, appearance of the suit and great customer reviews... the stretchiness is good, and yet it keeps you warm in cold water. Other people had claimed stretchiness in some other manf suits compromises the warmth of suits, but not in this one.
I bought this suit because I dive in the Hawaiian islands and needed a warmer wetsuit for winter. I was also looking for one that was more flexible and less bulky than traditional 7mm suits. I had the Bare 3mm, which I used with a vest and hood, and I liked it a great deal. The 7mm suit has done well. The first few times down, as with any 7mm suit, were a bit of a struggle, but then it was great. I am an Open Water Instructor and I use the suit daily. It is holding up well so far and I would recommend it to others.
Bare has a really accurare size chart . My wife and I both have Bare suits and they fit really well. They are comfortable and gives good range of motion. The price also played a part in my decision
I purchased this for my wife after I bought one for myself. It was on sale and I really liked the fit of mine. Very comfortable and it's "shaped" like a body is giving it a "fits like a glove" feel. My wife loves hers and sez it's the best fitting wet suit she's ever had! We dive in 50 deg water in the winter and it keeps us warm!
My wife is hard to fit and this had the best elasticity.
I bought it for a friend. It is very stretchy and very comfortable and very warm. She uses a Elastek hooded vest underneath and it keeps her quite warm in puget sound (as cold as 38 degrees in the winter).
This suit was recommended to me and I'm so glad I went with it. This is such a comfortable sui, I love it. I'm one who gets cold easily so I was more than happy to wear it through April last year. The only thing I would warn about is the neck seal, if you dive very frequently, you may want to wear a rash guard underneath because it may rub.
Hi erica. My wife already had a bare wetsuit for warmer diving. Knew the brand fit her well. She is about 5'4 130 lbs with a large bust
Easy to get on
Fit is perfect and the thickness is excellent for the frigid waters of the northwest coast. Daughter has been very happy with it and I was very happy with the price!
My wife liked the color and it fit great. It has been a great wetsuit and she uses it to dive in Southern California in water down to 53 degrees or so.
I bought this wetsuit (10 tall) because I am very tall, quite slim and have a narrow waist. I am 5'11, weigh 150 pounds and my waist is 28". I am quite athletic build, no big breast, or hips. Other brands like Cressi, Mares or Pinnacle are too short for me (especially my long legs) and are way too wide around my waist! the last being very important to keep the cold water from flowing in and out. I can never buy a smaller size wetsuit from the other brands as my upper legs are quite developed and other wetsuits are too tight. BARE is the only brand I fit.
It fits me very well, legs could even be a little longer, but this is all I can wish for. The neoprene is very stretchy so quite easy (for a 7mm) to get on without help. I get cold all the time so I use it from 86 - 62 F. In colder water I put a thick hooded vest under it to prevent cold water from leaking in. The legs and sleeves don't have zippers by neoprene seals, a little harder to pull over your feet or hands, but water will stay out for sure.
If you buy the normal length one, I would advice it to someone with my same/similar build.
It's a great wetsuit, just wish they had it in a semi-dry hooded version, then it would be even better.
I would advice it to anyone.
Bare has awesome customer service,they really stand behind there products. And my girlfriend purchased this suit and loved it,so I bought one.
regular neoprene wetsuits felt too constricting and tight, so Leisurepro recommended this one. I have had it 5 years or so, no complaints.
It was rated as one scuba diving magazines top wetsuit picks in that mm the year we bought it - it is toasty warm but very bouyant
I had knee surgery and needed a suit for aquatic rehab that was easy to get into. It is very easy to put on and take off, but the neck is a bit too tight for comfort. I got a Titanium, which is the same material and the neck doesn't fit as tightly, and I use that suit a lot more.
Hope this helps you make a decision.
I live in Wisconsin so the water is cold! My biggest concern was warmth. This meets those requirements. Its not at bulky as a two piece but its just ad warm The seals are great. It fits well and I'm able to move.