About Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's

Pinnacle's unique Merino-Elastiprene 5 mm Hooded Vest can be worn by itself or with a Dive Skin or Shorty in warm waters, under a 3 mm or 5 mm Suit in Temperate Waters, or Layered with a Thicker Suit in Cold Waters to make any dive more enjoyable. All of Pinnacle's Hooded Vests feature the Merino Lining System and have 3 mm Sleeveless Vests attached to the Hood. The Elastiprene rubber makes the Hooded Vest more Comfortable than others and the Merino Lining makes it 35% Warmer than any other Hooded Vest of similar thickness.

Merino also does not promote the Growth of Bacteria, making it Hygienic and Reduces Odor. The Hood Section is equipped with a 3 mm Face Seal with Smooth Skin-In Seal, can be Trimmed to Custom Fit the Face Mask Seal. Hood has an Automatic Vent that allows Air-to-Escape as necessary from the Top of the Hood while Restricting Water to Re-Enter. This Hooded Vest is Extremely-Durable with Stress Disks added to all Internal Seam Intersections for Added Strength, and all Seams are Double Glued and Flat-Lock Stitched. Hooded Vest is Black in color and is covered by a 12 month limited warranty.

The Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's is commonly used for Colder Water, Diving and more. The Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's: Comfortable, Dries Quickly, Durable, Easy To Put On And Off, Warm.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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(925) 606-8300

Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's Features

  • Merino Lining System: 35% Warmer than Traditional Neoprene Lining
  • Merino Lining: Antibacterial for Hygiene and Reduced Odor
  • Great Stand-Alone Warm Water or Layering in Temperate or Cold Water
  • 5 mm Hood with 3 mm Sleeveless Vests
  • Elastiprene Rubber for Comfort
  • 3 mm Face Seal with Smooth Skin-In Seal
  • Face Seal: Trim for Custom Fit to Face Mask Seal
  • Automatic Vent: Allows Air-to-Escape, Restricting Water to Re-Enter
  • Extremely-Durable with Stress Disks at Internal Seam Intersections
  • Seams are Double Glued and Flat-Lock Stitched
  • Color: Black
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's Specifications

Material
Nylon Ll Neoprene
Thickness
5/3 Mm
Seams
Double Glued And Flat-Lock Stitched
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, 3X-Large, Large, Medium Large, Medium, Small, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Medium Large: 1.15 lb,
Small: 1.2 lb,
Large, X-Large: 1.3 lb,
2X-Large, 3X-Large: 1.55 lb,
Medium: 1.75 lb
Pinnacle Men's Wetsuits Size Chart
    X-Small Small Medium Med/Large Large X-Large 2X-Large 3X-Large 4X-Large King 1 King 2
Height inches 5'3"-5'6" 5'3'-5'8" 5'7"-5'10" 5'9"-6'0" 5'11"-6'2" 6'1"-6'4" 6'3"-6'6" 6'5"-6'8" 6'7"-6'10" 5'9"-6'0" 5'10"-6'1"
  cm 160-167 165-172 170-177 176-182 180-187 185-193 190-198 195-203 200-208 172-180 177-188
Weight pounds 120-145 135-160 150-175 165-190 190-215 205-230 220-250 240-270 265-295 290-320 240-275
  kg 54-66 61-73 68-80 75-86 86-98 93-105 100-114 109-111 120-134 132-145 109-123
Chest inches 32-36 34-38 36-40 38-42 40-44 42-46 44-48 46-50 48-52 50-54 46-50
  cm 81-91 86-96 91-101 96-106 101-111 106-117 11-122 117-127 122-132 127-137 117-127
Waist inches 26-30 28-32 30-34 32-36 34-38 36-40 38-42 40-44 42-46 44-48 46-50
  cm 66-76 71-81 76-86 81-91 86-96 91-101 96-106 101-111 106-117 111-122 101-111
Hips inches 32-36 34-38 36-40 38-42 40-44 42-46 44-48 46-50 48-52 50-54 46-50
  cm 81-91 86-96 91-101 96-106 101-111 106-117 111-122 117-127 122-132 127-137 117-127
Inseam inches 25-28 26-29 27-30 28-31 29-32 30-33 31-34 32-35 33-36 27-30 28-31
  cm 63-71 66-73 68-76 71-79 73-81 76-84 79-86 81-89 85-91 68-76 71-79

Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's Customer Reviews

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4.1

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to put on and off (5)
  • Dries quickly (4)
  • Warm (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Diving (7)
    • Colder water (5)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        90% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        90% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pinnacle Merino Lined 5mm Hooded Vest Me

    This is my second purchase of this product, this time I purchased the 5MM. I've had and used the 3MM for several years during the summer months without an issue. High quality, attention...Read complete review

    This is my second purchase of this product, this time I purchased the 5MM. I've had and used the 3MM for several years during the summer months without an issue. High quality, attention to detail, comfortable, easy on and off. I've had several other vest and this is without a question the best of the bunch. I purchased the 5MM hood to extend my Florida diving season into the winters months and for a planned trip to the Galapagos

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    IMHO, very low stretch

    I'm not a professional, but I started doing organized diving in about 1957 and by late 59 was teaching scuba diving at the YMCA. So, I may not be a gifted diver, but...Read complete review

    I'm not a professional, but I started doing organized diving in about 1957 and by late 59 was teaching scuba diving at the YMCA. So, I may not be a gifted diver, but I have strong opinions on what I like.

    I had an eighth inch vest with hood that was very soft and stretchy, like a rubber balloon, for about the first 10 or 15 years that I owned it. There was then a dry spell of about 10 years for I did not need it, only doing warm water diving. When I got back in cool water was like trying to put on a cardboard box. This vest reminded me far too much of that cardboard box. It bent easily but it sure did not stretch very much.

    I bought it in a hurry online for an extended trip to Turkey and Greece. I will try the dive shops here in Turkey for something that I can handle before I buy it. I will give Leisure Pro A+ for making it easy for me to get the RMA online in the middle of the night instead of having to call and wait on hold to talk to somebody during office hours. The refund came quickly. The purchase was easy. The shipping on time. Everything wonderful, except that I need to buy a vest that has no fabric involved. The fabric always seems to dramatically reduce the stretching ability. No offense intended, but it was useless for my purposes.

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    1.0

    IMHO, very low stretch

    By Sailor Dave

    from South coast of Turkey

    About Me Casual User

    Pros

    • none

    Cons

    • Awkward Fit
    • Hard To Put On Or Off

    Best Uses

    • none

    Comments about Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's:

    I'm not a professional, but I started doing organized diving in about 1957 and by late 59 was teaching scuba diving at the YMCA. So, I may not be a gifted diver, but I have strong opinions on what I like.

    I had an eighth inch vest with hood that was very soft and stretchy, like a rubber balloon, for about the first 10 or 15 years that I owned it. There was then a dry spell of about 10 years for I did not need it, only doing warm water diving. When I got back in cool water was like trying to put on a cardboard box. This vest reminded me far too much of that cardboard box. It bent easily but it sure did not stretch very much.

    I bought it in a hurry online for an extended trip to Turkey and Greece. I will try the dive shops here in Turkey for something that I can handle before I buy it. I will give Leisure Pro A+ for making it easy for me to get the RMA online in the middle of the night instead of having to call and wait on hold to talk to somebody during office hours. The refund came quickly. The purchase was easy. The shipping on time. Everything wonderful, except that I need to buy a vest that has no fabric involved. The fabric always seems to dramatically reduce the stretching ability. No offense intended, but it was useless for my purposes.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small
    • Length:
    • Feels too short
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    no one has beter than this

    By roby scuba

    from playa del carmen MEXICO

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable
    • Easy To Put On And Off
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Cave diving
      • Colder Water
      • Diving
      • Paddling
      • Wakeboarding
      • Waterskiing

      Comments about Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's:

      great fit please try it-....you will be very happy
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      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Worked like expected

      By Midge907

      from Fairbanks, Alaska

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's:

            Item worked as expected, especially for the price. On my last dive trip to Hawaii I used this over my 2/3 suit after mulitple dives and it worked great. The LDS we were diving with was a dealer for Pinnacle and a lot of the crew used this same vest over thier 5mm suit.

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

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            5.0

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            By Lars

            from Tampa, FL

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            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Easy To Put On And Off
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Diving

              Comments about Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's:

              This is my second purchase of this product, this time I purchased the 5MM. I've had and used the 3MM for several years during the summer months without an issue. High quality, attention to detail, comfortable, easy on and off. I've had several other vest and this is without a question the best of the bunch. I purchased the 5MM hood to extend my Florida diving season into the winters months and for a planned trip to the Galapagos

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

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              4.0

              Good Product

              By Jim

              from New Jersey

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Dries Quickly
              • Warm

              Cons

              • Hard To Put On Or Off

              Best Uses

              • Colder Water
              • Diving

              Comments about Pinnacle Merino Lined 5 mm Hooded Vest Men's:

              Very warm vest and hood. Works well for added warmth under a 5 mm full suit. A bit difficult (tight) to remove wet. Otherwise would recommend this hooded vest

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              NEAL L  I get cold even in tropical water. I wear this under a 3 mm full suit whenever the water is < 25oC
              S J  Is it black or gray? I'm looking for 'gray hooded' vest.
              RICHARD C  Its black but it won't look much different than grey under water. It's very warm and comfortable, I highly recommend it. Rick C Florida
              Shopper  If I order a M/L, will the hood be a M/L as well? I usually require a L/XL in a hood.
              Frank L  Yes, it will be.
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