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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.

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 Customer Reviews Powered by TurnTo®

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Most Liked Positive Review


Nice unit!

Works great under my Harvey's semi-dry farmer john. It takes me a long time to get completely wet with the full rig on. Just the ticket for cooler waters.


Most Liked Negative Review


IMHO, very low stretch

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.

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IMHO, very low stretch


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.


no one has beter than this


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Worked like expected


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.


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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


Good Product


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

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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
MICHAEL R  Warm vest for 1 piece suits
larry b  does the vest go over or under my wetsuit? does it matter?
DAVID V  We wear them underneath. Our full length wet suits are also Pinnacle,so you might think it doesn't matter. But Wearing it underneath prevents it from riding up on your torso.
CHRISTOPHER S  You would typically wear this under your wetsuit. Mine fits more snugly than my wetsuit, making it more difficult to wear over the wetsuit, and the neck in particular is snug. In fact, the neck would be too tight if you wore this over Pinnacle's "neck roll" neck, which is essentially two layers already.
David B  In my experience its best to go under the wetsuit as the wool will insulate better with skin contact.
LINDA H  It can be worn either way, however, the vest is designed to keep water from seeping through the zipper and / or seams of your wetsuit plus the merino lining will provide better warmth when worn next to the body. While an extra layer of neoprene will always add some warmth, if worn on the outside you are somewhat defeating the real purpose of what this vest was designed for. You should also be aware that if worn over the wetsuit a larger sized vest will probably be needed as a vest the same size as your wetsuit will most likely not fit. Hope this has helped -- Safe Diving!! Bandana Brother
Steve D  Under is prefered. There is a specific neck seal that works this way.
Kent D  I assumed under the wetsuit. My own preference
John H  I have always worn the vest UNDER the wetsuit. I am not certain that it matters, but it will need to be larger if worn outside. FYI: Please try this vest before buying, or have the ability to return for full refund. I bought it back in 2013 and it was not very stretchy at all. I sent it back. For some reason stretchy neoprene is hard to find. I did find a new vest that had gone out of production many years ago and it is stretchy. Since they make these, perhaps no one but me cares. Much like people buying tomatoes that no longer taste like tomatoes. Seems odd.
ROGER C  The vest goes under your wetsuit. The hood and the vest together makes for an excellent seal to keep cold water off your core. It does add a bit to your buoyancy. I find it helpful for tropical diving, when you are doing a lot of diving, as in a live-aboard or after multiple days of diving or for a night dive. The hood does not detach but you can pull it down if you don't want that much protection.
RONAN P  It does matter. If your wetsuit is fit to your body it will be too tight for you to move if it's under ur wetsuit. I do have mine under my wetsuit for more warmth as putting it out allows water to sip thru the sides. Pick a thinner vest if you have a thicker wetsuit.
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
S J  I'm looking for 'gray hooded'. Because my full wet suite is gray. It's hard to find. i think it is better to buy a new black suite. anyway, thx all for answer.
DANIEL W  it is black with some grey on edges. it is very warm works great!!
GRAY P  I have 3 pinnacle hooded vests (3, 5 and 7 mil hoods mated to 3 mil vests). All my vests are the same color as my pinnacle and all were purchased in 2010. I don't know if colors have changed since then but I know pinnacle doesn't offer a 3 mil hooded vest any more (a real shame).
ERIC N  black
HAROLD H  Vest is black
JOANN B  Black
LEE B  It is black. The merino lining is blue.
MATTHEW S  It's black.
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