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About Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit

Don't want to invest in a dry-suit, but want to keep warmer on your dives this Velocity Semi-Dry Hooded Suit can be right for you. Suit drastically reduces the water exchange that occurs with a standard wet suit and keeps you warmer for longer periods of time. This means increased comfort, decreased air consumption and longer bottom times. Just look at this suits features!

The Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit is commonly used for Colder Water, Diving and more. The Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual user, Professional among others. The Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit: Comfortable, Dries Quickly, Durable, Warm.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit Features

  • 8mm neoprene torso with 7mm arms and legs
  • PROGRESSIVE STRETCH
  • LUMBARE-X-TENDER panel in lower back
  • Attached 8mm vented hood with 5mm skin-in face seal
  • Cross chest TIZIP Master Seal water resistant zipper
  • Skin-to-skin internal sealing zipper flap
  • 2mm N2S neoprene internal pullover bib
  • Face-to-face GLIDESKIN wrist and ankle seals
  • 10mm spine and kidney pad
  • FORMTEK kneepads provide total flexibility, durability and comfort applied to 2mm N2S neoprene under pads with SECURE-LOCK stitching
  • Double glued and SECURE-LOCK stitched
  • All of the above features are designed to minimize water entry and increase warmth

Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit Specifications

Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, Large Tall, Large, Small, X-Large Short, X-Large, 2X-Large Short, 3X-Large, Large Short, Medium Large Short, Medium Large Tall, Medium Large, Medium Tall, Medium, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Medium: 6.4 lb,
Medium Tall: 6.8 lb,
Medium Large Short: 6.85 lb,
Medium Large: 6.95 lb,
Large Short: 7.25 lb,
Medium Large Tall: 7.3 lb,
2X-Large Short: 7.75 lb,
X-Large Tall: 8.05 lb,
3X-Large: 9.65 lb
Mfr #
SKU
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Bare Mens Wetsuit Size Chart
YOUR SIZE   S MSHORT M MTALL MLSHORT ML MLTALL LSHORT L LTALL XLSHORT XL XLTALL 2XLSHORT 2XL 3XL 4XL
WEIGHT LBS. 135-155 140-165 150-175 160-180 160-185 170-195 175-200 180-205 190-215 195-210 200-225 210-235 215-240 220-245 230-255 250-275 270-295
KG. 61-70 63-75 68-79 70-82 72-84 77-88 79-91 82-93 83-98 88-81 91-102 95-107 98-109 100-111 104-116 113-125 122-134
HEIGHT FT./IN. 5'6"-5'8" 5'5"-5'7" 5'8"-5'10" 5'11"-6'1" 5'6"-5'8" 5'10"-6'0" 6'0"-6'2" 5'7"-5'9" 5'11"-6'1" 6'1"-6'3" 5'8"-5'10" 6'0"-6'2" 6'2"-6'4" 5'8"-5'10" 6'1"-6'3" 6'2"-6'4" 6'3"-6'5"
CM. 168-173 165-170 173-178 180-184 168-173 178-183 183-188 170-175 180-185 185-191 173-178 183-188 188-193 173-178 185-191 188-193 191-196
CHEST IN. 35-37 37-39 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 39-41 41-43 41-43 41-43 43-45 43-45 43-45 45-47 45-47 47-49 49-51
CM. 89-94 94-99 94-99 94-99 99-104 99-104 99-104 104-109 104-109 104-109 109-114 109-114 109-114 114-119 114-119 119-124 124-129
WAIST IN. 29-31 31-33 31-33 31-33 33-35 33-35 33-35 35-37 35-37 35-37 37-39 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 41-43 43-45
CM. 74-79 79-84 79-84 79-84 84-89 84-89 84-89 89-94 89-94 89-94 94-99 94-99 94-99 99-104 99-104 104-109 109-114
HIP IN. 35-37 37-39 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 39-41 41-43 41-43 41-43 43-45 43-45 43-45 45-47 45-47 47-49 49-51
CM. 89-94 94-99 94-99 94-99 99-104 99-104 99-104 104-109 104-109 104-109 109-114 109-114 109-114 114-119 114-119 119-124 124-129
INSEAM IN. 30 29 1/2 31 32 30 1/4 32 33 30 1/2 32 1/2 33 1/2 31 33 34 31 1/4 33 1/2 34 34 1/2
CM. 76 75 79 81 77 81 84 77 83 85 79 84 86 79 85 86 87

8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit Customer Reviews

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4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (14)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Durable (6)
  • Dries quickly (5)

Cons

  • Hard to put on or off (6)

Best Uses

  • Colder water (14)
  • Diving (12)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      69% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      92% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (7), Professional (5), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Suit for Cold Water

Many of my dives are in the Gulf of Maine which doesn't get much warmer than 60 degrees F. In the late fall, winter and spring, for those who dive here, the standard...Read complete review

Many of my dives are in the Gulf of Maine which doesn't get much warmer than 60 degrees F. In the late fall, winter and spring, for those who dive here, the standard is a dry suit with substantial undergarments.

Even in the late spring, summer and early fall, the best we can hope for is a 7mm wetsuit with 5mm or 7mm jacket/core warmer; hoods, gloves and neoprene socks under thick booties. As we say, if you can dive here you can dive anywhere.

My old 7mm BARE suit is pretty warn so it was time to look for something new. I am a big fan of BARE products so when I saw this 8/7 semi-dry on sale I thought it might be worth a try.

To be honest, I have always considered a semi-dry to be suspect. I mean, if it's that cold why not just go dry. But for the price being offered it was worth a try.

I'm delighted with this suit. I was able to drop several pounds of weight because I am no longer wearing 12mm. The suit stays warm on dives with temperatures in the low 50s. I'm hoping with the addition of a jacket I will be able to wear this into November here in Maine.

Some tips: wear a rash guard to make donning and doffing easier. I also use a spray bottle with a 50/50 mix of water and conditioner to get the sleeves on more easily. keep the zipper lubricated with silicone, it makes a huge difference in getting it zipped up. I fashioned loop out of para-cord which loop around the zipper so I can zip the suit shut with one swift movement.

I own several BARE suits, I am a XL in all of them but with this suit I am a large. I originally ordered the XL but had to return it and get a large instead. I have read where some people felt the suit ran small, I would say it is a size big based on other BARE suits.

Overall I am very happy with this suit, delighted really. On top of everything else, the front zipper looks cool and the suit itself is extremely comfortable.

A couple of final tips, because the suit is so well sealed, air from mask clearing can build up in the good and then migrate to the rest of the suit, especially the legs (I frog kick). I found whenI use regular booties the air remains trapped. when I use my OTB boots, which have holes in the bottom, the air can escape and I don't feel as if I am being pulled upside down.

Finally, I have used ScubaPro frameless masks for years. With the hood configuration I found an extremely low profile mask --the kind worn by free divers-- works better. The larger frameless mask works, but I did find more leaking because the hood pushed the mask lower on the face. Not a criticism and a smaller mask is a good work around.

I highly recommend this suit.

Jeff

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awkward Fit

Fit is rather awkward. Legs and bottom were fine and big bubble at the chest. And it's for my son who has well developed chest. Could be even worse for an average guy....Read complete review

Fit is rather awkward. Legs and bottom were fine and big bubble at the chest. And it's for my son who has well developed chest. Could be even worse for an average guy. Had to return it for exchange for different brand.

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5.0

Great suit!!!

By Chris

from California

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Durable
  • Warm

Cons

  • Hard To Put On Or Off
  • Little tight in the neck

Best Uses

  • Colder Water
  • Diving

Comments about Bare Sports Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit:

I use this product for Scuba Diving and after having taken it for the first time into 54 degree deep water off the California coast line, I was impressed by how warm I was in it. The only complaint is the difficulty it is to get it on and off. Almost definitely need someone else to help zip you up and pull it off.

  • Chest Size:
  • Feels true to size
  • Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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1.0

Awkward Fit

By Andrew

from Massachusetts

About Me Professional

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Awkward Fit
    • Hard To Put On Or Off

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bare Sports Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit:

      Fit is rather awkward. Legs and bottom were fine and big bubble at the chest. And it's for my son who has well developed chest. Could be even worse for an average guy. Had to return it for exchange for different brand.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too big
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Suit for Cold Water

      By Atomic Pirate

      from New England

      About Me Professional

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Hood Fit

      Best Uses

      • Colder Water
      • Diving

      Comments about Bare Sports Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit:

      Many of my dives are in the Gulf of Maine which doesn't get much warmer than 60 degrees F. In the late fall, winter and spring, for those who dive here, the standard is a dry suit with substantial undergarments.

      Even in the late spring, summer and early fall, the best we can hope for is a 7mm wetsuit with 5mm or 7mm jacket/core warmer; hoods, gloves and neoprene socks under thick booties. As we say, if you can dive here you can dive anywhere.

      My old 7mm BARE suit is pretty warn so it was time to look for something new. I am a big fan of BARE products so when I saw this 8/7 semi-dry on sale I thought it might be worth a try.

      To be honest, I have always considered a semi-dry to be suspect. I mean, if it's that cold why not just go dry. But for the price being offered it was worth a try.

      I'm delighted with this suit. I was able to drop several pounds of weight because I am no longer wearing 12mm. The suit stays warm on dives with temperatures in the low 50s. I'm hoping with the addition of a jacket I will be able to wear this into November here in Maine.

      Some tips: wear a rash guard to make donning and doffing easier. I also use a spray bottle with a 50/50 mix of water and conditioner to get the sleeves on more easily. keep the zipper lubricated with silicone, it makes a huge difference in getting it zipped up. I fashioned loop out of para-cord which loop around the zipper so I can zip the suit shut with one swift movement.

      I own several BARE suits, I am a XL in all of them but with this suit I am a large. I originally ordered the XL but had to return it and get a large instead. I have read where some people felt the suit ran small, I would say it is a size big based on other BARE suits.

      Overall I am very happy with this suit, delighted really. On top of everything else, the front zipper looks cool and the suit itself is extremely comfortable.

      A couple of final tips, because the suit is so well sealed, air from mask clearing can build up in the good and then migrate to the rest of the suit, especially the legs (I frog kick). I found whenI use regular booties the air remains trapped. when I use my OTB boots, which have holes in the bottom, the air can escape and I don't feel as if I am being pulled upside down.

      Finally, I have used ScubaPro frameless masks for years. With the hood configuration I found an extremely low profile mask --the kind worn by free divers-- works better. The larger frameless mask works, but I did find more leaking because the hood pushed the mask lower on the face. Not a criticism and a smaller mask is a good work around.

      I highly recommend this suit.

      Jeff

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too big
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Suit!

      By Paul

      from Destin, FL

      About Me Casual User

      Pros

      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Colder Water
        • Diving

        Comments about Bare Sports Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit:

        This suit has been great for the cooler months here in the northern Gulf of Mexico. I love how most of my dive buddies hit the water in their semi dry suits and come up screaming about how cold the water is but when I dive in I never feel a rush of cold water with this suit.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome suit

        By Albatross Divers

        from Pensacola, Florida

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Durable
        • Warm

        Cons

        • Little Difficult Removing

        Best Uses

        • Colder Water
        • Diving
        • Hull Cleaning

        Comments about Bare Sports Bare 8/7mm Velocity Sem-Dry Men's Hooded Suit:

        Best suit I have ever purchased to date. I only use it for hull cleaning so I cant say how well it works at deeper depths. Diving for hours every day suits have left me chilly in the winter months,but this suit, I am toasty all day long. Worth every penny. I'm 6'1" and about 185lbs and the MLT fits like a glove. Putting it on is a breeze compared to semidries but removing is a little tricky but I can do both with no assistance.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        Ales B  Hello folks, what experiences you have with zipper on this wetsuit? I got this suit recently, and zipper is kind of wavy which make suit creased in front (not so plane as on picture) and really uncomfortable around arms. Sleeves are too tight around biceps, is it common or I got bad piece? I´m about 178cm 78kg and ordered medium large size.
        MICHAEL F  I am 6'2" and 185lbs and athelic build. This suit is definitely not the most comfortable to wear and hard to get on without a Lycra suit. I hated the zipper at first, but under the water I don't even notice it. Toasty warm and stayed dry till I broke the seal on purpose to cool off. I wear a lg tall. Too much room in the waist but everywhere else is good.
        Shopper  What is the limits of this suit? Winter water temps dip to arround 38 degrees here. Will this suit be able to keep a diver warm enough or even dry in areas so he or she can dive year arround?
        LAURA C  I have used the suit in water down to 33 degrees; 20 foot dive in Long Island Sound and multiple wreck dives in the Atlantic, April through November. It's a bit warmer in the Atlantic, 38 to 42 degrees. The double seals at the end of the selves and legs delay seepage - there is also a cape that drapes over your shoulders and an integrated hood. This is not a dry suit. The seepage of water is very slow, like some of my friend's dry suits - just kidding. Most "Dry-Suiters" were as cold or colder than I was after a 30 to 45 minute dive. It is a lot easier to dive a wet suit than a dry, except for the weight, I used about 16 to 18 Lbs with a 120 steel tank. It's a great suit! Scott (Laura is my Wife)
        Stephen S  I'm a bit weird when it comes to sizing. I'm tall and skinny. 6'1" and 155-160 pounds. I was thinking the MTall since I'm at the top end of the height range and the bottom of the weight range. Do you think it would fit me okay. Also, besides aesthetics, is there any difference between this years model (I'm assuming it's last years) and the current model?
        Ben T  Med Tall is correct and only cosmetic changes.
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