The wetsuit that I am replacing has ankle zippers which make it easy to put on over my feet, but do allow a little water to enter. How hard is this suit to get over your feet?
Mark, this suit is very easy to get over the ankles, it just slips on easily due to the nice material inside, and it stays very warm. I highly recommend this suit, especially for cold climates. I especially like the cargo pockets which are much easier to access than some BCD pockets
I wear lycra skin socks when diving. They were $10 on here I believe. With them it is as easy as putting on sweatpants. As far as barefoot it is not too bad putting on the suit. The lavacore goes down to the ankles which makes it easier.
Mark Kelliher M
In all honesty this is the only drawback to the Neo Tek. My heels do get caught on the internal seals at the ankles, this can cause them to rip but other than that the suit is fantastic.
I have not had any trouble getting the suit over my feet - it is pretty flexible material. The inner gasket around the calf is sooo effective that I will have a bulge of warm water trapped after a dive.
The whole purpose of this wetsuit is to prevent water from entering it as much as possible. Therefore, the ankles and wrists will be tighter, especially since they have extra gasket material in the ankles and wrists. It is a good suit and very well designed for warmth & little water intake, however, be prepared to wear a dive skin underneath to make it easier to put on/take off.
Being a thicker wetsuit it does take some muscle to get into, I however do not find it any harder to get into than any previous wetsuits that I have owned. this is by far the warmest wetsuit that I have ever dove with I typically dive in water that is 50 degrees and I am warm the entire time. For me it is worth the little bit of difficulty to stay so warm.
It is not hard to get the neotek over your feet. The material is very flexible and there is little water seep.
Really great suit. Has internal end dams to minimize water flow Relatively easy to remove without ankle zippers.
I'd highly reccomend it.
I don't find any issues. I will normally wear compression leggings and top along with 'scuba socks', this makes it very easy to get on and off.
The seals are about half way up the calf. I really like this suit, hour long dives in upper 40's. Low 50's aren't an issue.
The suit uses a quality Neoprene that has a good amount of stretch. No zippers are needed to get this suit on. Under normal circumstances, the suit should slide right on. However, everyone is different in their own way and fit in some areas of the body may not be the same for the next person. I personally use this suit over the dry suit whenever I can and am very happy with it.
Let me say up front that I'm not a big fan of ankle zips so perhaps my perspective may be swayed by that, but I find this suit super easy to pull over the ankles and up the leg. The neoprene is very soft and forgiving and the Lavaskin lining seems to glide pretty easily. I have not tried to put it on when wet but I don't anticipate that would be a problem either.
I've had little difficulty donning the suit however it should be noted I also wear a lycra skin to help it slide with regards to the feet its a little difficult to pull the bottom up over the lower calf to put boots on but after that it gives enough to get over the boots without troublr
Easy entry over the foot bit I found it tight in the armpit area where there are too many seams
It is not hard at all to get over the feet. Great suit. I use it for cave diving and it is easy to get on (as much as any wet suit can be).
I have no problem donning or doffing this suit. I am thoroughly happy with this suit and would highly recommend it to any one looking for a semi dry suit
It's a great suit and super easy to get on and off. Only two issues I have with it are. 1. Hood is a little small and I don't have hair and a small head but not big of a deal. 2. Velcro on the pocket is really good. When I tried to open it up the first time it ripped a little. Other than that. I love it. Dive in Monterey, Ca. Sometimes 52 degrees and I'm fine. Until I get out of course!!