Why would I order a 3 mm Steamer rather than the 2-3 mm Steamer. I would imagine that a 3 mm might be a little warmer but how much so. Would one really notice the difference between the two in say 75 degree water? If they are similar in terms of warmth I would have to think the 2-3 a smarter purchase. Can I have an experts thoughts on this? Thanks so much.
That was very helpful, Mark. I do have broad shoulders but wore a Scubapro large for the last 10 years. I'm hoping the fit hasn't changed too much in that time. I'll be crossing my fingers. This is a great feature to this site. Thanks to all of you for helping me out.
The slightly thinner 2 MM areas are design to allow additional mobility and comfort. I dove near Boca Raton over the new year and used this suit for the first time. The water temps near Boca this time of year are in the 70s and my suit was perfect. I definitely recommend this suit. If this is your first time using a wet suit, remember to add extra weights to compensate for the suit's buoyancy.
Thanks Pierre. I just want to be sure. Were you saying wore the 3 mm in Boca or the 2/3? And thank you Tom. Yes, I will be using it for repeat dives. So you are making me lean toward the 3 mm.
Sorry about the confusion, yes it was the 3mm. Despite the added thickness in those key areas, the suit was very comfortable.
Aloha, I would go with the 2mm/3mm in 75 degree water,unless I was going to make repeated dives during the day. Then I would choose the 3mm, because repeated dives tend to chill the bones.
I have this wetsuit and wore it all last year spearfishing the Atlantic off the coast of Charleston, SC. The water temp varies between 65 and 80, depending on the time of the year. The lower portion of the 3mm is very comfortable and never has seemed excessive (too hot or bulky). I have found, however, that if you have broad shoulders you might want to go up a size or it is tough for a 3mm to get on. I hope this helps.