I'm looking for very lightweight "skin" with short sleeves and short or capri length legs. Is this the best choice of your products for me?
Terry C....well....i bought it to go swimming in cool waters (not so cold since I am talking about Miami...but it gets chilly sometimes here too!) and it works wonderfully.
My wife loves it. Her other 2/3mm with arms and legs was stiffer and restricted motion and made her feel constricted. A shorty alleviates that, and this Cressi model is light and stretchy.
It is a nice shorty, I use it for scuba diving in warm Caribbean water. Durable and comfortable. I have never been unsatisfied with a Cressi product. :-)
This particular shorty allows for the most movement of any shorty I've owned. My primary use is with a jet-ski however I snorkel and dive as well. My wife, myself and two children have this particular brand for the last two seasons and the suit has held-up and performed very well. Also easy on and easy off.
This is thicker than a skin and my wife found it a bit unflattering.
I originally bought the full length men's version of this Cressi 1mm and was so happy with the quality and price that I bought the men's shorty, and the women's full length and shorty for my wife. We both love them and have used them several times in tropical waters. They are durable and are comfortable. I will say that we both end up wearing the full length more often than the shorty because it gives greater protection against jellyfish, fire coral and other skin irritants we might encounter. And since its only 1mm it is comfortable, easy to don, and not too hot - not much difference to the shorty. If your stuck on getting a shorty though, I would definitely recommend this product.
I purchased this for my wife and she loves it. Extremely comfortable.
Yes it's very lightweight. I purchased this item to use in the British virgin islands to snorkel and it works great and it looks good and the price cannot be beat.