hi, i'm a new diver building a starter kit. i am looking for cold water dives but also dives during holidays in the carabean. i see this package comes with the jacket and johns. what is the thickness of each? if i unerstand, it's 5 each so the core of my body will have 10; right?
Its 7 each, 14 around the core. I was out early this year in 50 deg water at about 25 ft. It was pretty warm in there.
This a very warm dive suit. I dive in Canada where the underwater temp is around 10C and was comfortable. You double the thickness where the suits overlap. I think it's too thick for warm water dives.
The suit is 7ml. I dive in the low 50 degree & I am comfortable. A little chilled. The 7 ml is too hot for 80 degree tropical water. I use a 3ml for protection or I prefer I dive skin in 80 degree water. Hope this helps!
The "suit" I received is 7mm for both pieces. It's definitely thick. I have not been in the water with both pieces yet. I really like the front zip jacket.
I think it's 7 mil. ea. and will be 14 mil. over your torso. i've dived with on in 42 degree water and it's cold at the first but warms up.
No, the jacket and farmer john are both 7mm, so you have 14 total on your core. The gloves and boots are 5 and the hood is 6.5. I purchased the package this spring and dived here in Maine and found the package plenty warm for our 43 degree water. I also went to Hawaii this spring and used only the jacket and boots and found that to be pretty comfortable as well. It was a little warm at first, but comfortable at depth. The water temp there was 73 degrees.
Hi Brad here,
I bought the same package. It looks like you are getting 7mm each like mine. Used together your core will have 14mm of warmth. I use it in a 60-65 degree spring fed pond and its great. I have used just the jacket on warmer days, and sometimes take my gloves and hood off after awhile. But that's why I got it because I like versatility. Its also very stretchy and easy to get on and off. It's of very good quality too for the price!
Happy diving Brad
Hi Brad here, I bought the men's cold water package each piece is 7mm thick your total core would be 14mm. I use it in a 60-65 degree spring fed pond and it's great! I have used the jacket alone on warmer days. I like the versatility. Good luck, Brad
That's right. Or the pieces can be worn seperately.
Both the jacket and john are 7mil. The gloves and the boots are 5mil. I believe that the core of your body will have 14mil. I recently used this suit do dive in sub-50 degree water and was perfectly comfortable. I have used the jacket only in warm water and didn't feel too hot. Overall, I would say that this would fit your needs.
The top and bottom are each 7mm. They keep me warm in 48 F degree water on 3 40 minute dives I did in one day. The thick wetsuit really restricts your movements! The gloves are 5 mm which are as thick as you want to go and still be able to use your fingers.
In the summer you will need a much thinner suit (2 or 3 nn) or a rash guard in the 80F degree water of the Caribian. Any combination of this cold water suit is ill suited for the Caribian.
Have fun and be safe
This is a 7mm suit. Each part is 7mm so if you have both on, 14 mm where they overlap.
No, 7 and 7 for 14 over your core(!) Ice diving with warm water poured into your suit beforehand is a possibility with this package!