About Bare Elastek Coldwater 7mm Hood

Keeping warm on a cold dive is the ultimate challenge one must overcome to enjoy the dive and think about what they are seeing on the dive not when will it end so I can get warm again. This Bare Elastek 7 mm Cold Water Hood is definitely a step in the right direction for total warmth. Hood is designed to Seal with your Skin around the Neck using a Nylon I Skin in Seal which when against your skin will keep Water Exchange to Minimum adding Warmth to your Dive. Superior Cold Water Protection and Comfort, so keep yourself warmer when Cold Water Diving.

The Bare Elastek Material is a Super Stretch Design for Easy of Donning and Doffing. The Main Body of the Hood is 7 mm Nylon ll with the with a 3 mm Elastek/Glide-Skin Trim-Able Face and Neck Seal that Glide nicely over your Hair. The Hood's Neck Seal Mates with a Dry-Suit Seal Collar for a great Watertight Sealing Surface, this Seal also works well with a Full Wetsuit or Farmer John. All Seams are Glued and Sewn for Strength and Durability. The Hood is Vented-to-Release-Trapped or Regulator Exhaust Air for added Warmth and Comfort. Hood is available in sizes X-Small to 2X-Large, is Black in color and comes with a 24 month limited warranty.

The Bare Elastek Coldwater 7mm Hood is commonly used for Cold Water, Recreation and more. The Bare Elastek Coldwater 7mm Hood is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Casual/ Recreational among others. The Bare Elastek Coldwater 7mm Hood is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Bare Elastek Coldwater 7mm Hood: Durable, Good Fit, Prevents Water Movement, Warm.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months for parts and 24 months for labor.

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Bare Elastek Coldwater 7mm Hood Features

  • 7 mm Nylon ll Neoprene with FULL-STRETCH ELASTEK
  • ELASTEK: Ultimate Stretch and Comfort
  • 3 mm ELASTEK/GLIDESKIN Trim-Able Face and Neck Seal
  • ELASTEK/GLIDESKIN: Glides Nicely Over-your-Hair
  • Vented to allow trapped air to escape
  • Coldwater Flange is 3 mm Nylon 1 Side
  • Hood Neck Seal Mates with Dry-Suit Seal/Collar
  • Minimum Water Exchange Design for Warmth
  • Super Stretch Design for Easy of Donning and Doffing
  • Seams: Glued and Sewn for Strength and Durability
  • Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large or 2X-Large
  • Color: Black
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Bare Elastek Coldwater 7mm Hood Specifications

Material
Nylon Ll And Nylon L Neoprene
Thickness
Hood Body: 7 Mm, Face And Neck Seals: 3 Mm
Seams
Glued And Sewn
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small
Weight [with packaging]
X-Small: 0.55 lb,
Medium, Small: 0.6 lb,
Large: 0.65 lb,
2X-Large, X-Large: 0.7 lb
Mfr #
SKU
BREHEC
Bare Hoods XS-2XL Size Chart
  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large
Circumference of head at widest point (inches) 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-24 24-25 25-26
Circumference of head at widest point (cm) 50-53 53-56 56-58 58-61 61-63.5 63.5-66
Circumference of neck (inches) 13 14 14 15 16 17
Circumference of neck (cm) 33 35.5 35.5 38 40.5 43

Elastek Coldwater 7mm Hood Customer Reviews

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4.4

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good size/fit (9)
  • Warm (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Prevents water movement (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold water (9)
    • Recreation (8)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (4), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (9), Wreck diving (5), Night diving (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Hood

    Just tried this hood in 40 degree water and it worked perfect. I also orderd the Bare 5mm gloves that work just as great. Bare makes a fantastic product. [...] John

    Just tried this hood in 40 degree water and it worked perfect. I also orderd the Bare 5mm gloves that work just as great. Bare makes a fantastic product. [...] John

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    Pulled out my hair

    The Elastek made it very stretchable, but I felt like my hair was getting pulled out as I was slipping it onto my head. I also didn't like the bibb. Too much material...Read complete review

    The Elastek made it very stretchable, but I felt like my hair was getting pulled out as I was slipping it onto my head. I also didn't like the bibb. Too much material to tuck in to my wetsuit. I returned the product and exchanged it for the zippered kind.

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    5.0

    Great product!

    By Harleyman3521

    from Meridian,Ms

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Fit
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water

      Comments about Bare Elastek Coldwater 7 mm Hood:

      great product for the price!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Diving Type:
      • Open Water Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Very nice!

      By Jake

      from Kansas

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Fit

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Recreation

        Comments about Bare Elastek Coldwater 7 mm Hood:

        very comfortable fit

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Diving Type:
        • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good product

        By BJSdeepblue

        from Central NC Coast

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Good Fit
        • Prevents Water Movement
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water
          • Recreation

          Comments about Bare Elastek Coldwater 7 mm Hood:

          Frequent NC coast wreck diver. First dive with hood in early March. Temp was 52 on 60' dive. Head was very comfortable. Did not really notice cold (except my hands which were like ice cubes!) Very pleased with hood. Fit was comfortable. Would love recommendaiton on similar quality gloves.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Diving Type:
          • Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great Hood for 'Warm' Cold Water

          By Ryan

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Advanced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Good Fit
          • Prevents Water Movement
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Extreme Depths
            • Recreation

            Comments about Bare Elastek Coldwater 7 mm Hood:

            Pros:
            - The elastic material is great. This hood is very easy to don/doff if you have short hair like myself.
            - I like the 3mm around the neck area. It makes my head/neck feel less rigid than in a solid 5mm hood. The 7mm on the skull kept me warm.
            - I've had problems in the past with my hood popping out of the neck of my wetsuit. No problem here, the bib is plenty long.

            Cons:
            - Because the hood is partially 3mm, it does have its limitations. I dove to 100ft in 50 degree water and was comfortable, but on the ascent dives the my neck was beginning to noticeably chill a bit. However, this hood will do wonderfully for the SoCal water I'll be diving in the winter months. If you're routinely diving in water 50 or lower, this is not the hood for you.

            Bottom Line:
            I picked this up at a LDS sale for the winter water here in SoCal. For this purpose it's great. It fits well, stays warm, and Bare makes reliable stuff. If you're diving northern waters, I'd get something more robust.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Diving Type:
            • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I LIke It

            By Jim

            from Wichita,Ks

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Fit
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Water
              • Recreation

              Comments about Bare Elastek Coldwater 7 mm Hood:

              Used just days after I received, warm, good fit

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Diving Type:
              • Open Water Diving
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              BOBBY S  Needed to keep my head warm in early spring. Works great.
              Bob S  I have a 22 head and a 15 Neck. Should I get a medium or a large?
              CHARLIE M  I had that same dilemma and went with the medium because large was out of stock and I was doing and ice dive. It worked and will strech and I am still using it but wish I would have went with the large. Of course everyone has differences the snugger fit will reduce water flow but like I said I wish I would of went large. With leisure pros program I believe they will take it back and exchange at no cost its just the hassle.
              Shopper  I am considering this hood. Given the amount of stretch, if my head circumference is 21.5 inches and neck 12.5 inches, which size should I get, XS or S?
              THOMAS J K  Can't help with the sizing since I have a 24" head and 17" neck. I got an XL and it fits very well, good stretch, and I give it a good recommendation. I have used it in 48 degree water in Puget Sound in a 7 mm suit and in 75 degree water in the Flordia Keys in a 3 mm suit when I got cold. Very comfortable hood.
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