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Bare 8/7mm Ultra Velocity Semi-Dry Men's Hooded Suit

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Great Suit for Cold Water

By Atomic P.

Many of my dives are in the Gulf of Maine which doesn't get much warmer than 60 degrees F. In the late fall, winter and spring, for those who dive here, the standard is a dry suit with substantial undergarments. Even in the late spring, summer and early fall, the best we can hope for is a 7mm wetsuit with 5mm or 7mm jacket/core warmer; hoods, gloves and neoprene socks under thick booties. As we say, if you can dive here you can dive anywhere. My old 7mm BARE suit is pretty warn so it was ...

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Beautiful (Semi-Dry) Wetsuit


Delivered on time and in perfect condition.

Don't want to invest in a dry-suit but want to keep warmer on your dives this Velocity Semi-Dry Hooded Suit can be right for you. Suit drastically reduces the water exchange that occurs with a standard wet suit and keeps you warmer for longer periods of time. This means increased comfort, decreased air consumption and longer bottom times. Just look at this suits features! The Velocity Ultra is a performance driven wetsuit that features the Progressive Full-Stretch (PFS) construction of the popular Velocity, with the advancement of UltraWarmth Celliant® Infrared Technology. Bare's greatest innovations in design and development together for longer, more comfortable dives.

Proprietary combination of three different full-stretch material types PFS, makes this one of the highest performing mid-priced suits available. We start with Bare-Fit, the foundation of every Bare suit, which uses ergonomic design and intricate shaping patterns with articulated arms and legs. Then we highlight areas of the suit where flexibility and abrasion resistance are essential and incorporate special full-stretch fabrics to maximize performance in these key areas. PFS gives the Velocity Ultra Series a fit and feel unlike any other. What makes the Velocity Ultra Series truly special, is that it's the only mid-priced dive suit to feature the thermal-activated performance of Celliant® Infrared Technology. Using minerals woven into the fabric of the suit, Celliant® turns wasted body heat into infrared energy, reflecting it back to your body. This results in increased warmth, faster recovery times, and greater stamina for longer, more comfortable dives.

Suit has an attached hood features Celliant® lining for additional warmth. 2mm neoprene internal pullover bib for additional warmth and comfort. Front-entry cross-chest heavy-duty plastic dry zipper. 10mm spine and kidney pad to provide extra comfort for tank placement. Seamless underarms for superior comfort when worn on its own, with an additional wet layer or with a BCD. Skin-to-skin double 3mm Glideskin wrist and ankle seals. Embossed back knee flex panels to reduce bulk behind the knee when kicking and crouching. PROTEKT knee protection provides the next generation of abrasion and wear resistance. Anatomically correct pattern for three-dimensional fit throughout for superior fit, comfort and mobility. Suits is equipped with heavy-duty ankle zippers for easy donning and doffing. Double glued with SECURE-LOCK construction eliminates water entry through the seams. Suit is available in an ultra-wide selection of sizes.

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.


Bare 8/7mm Ultra Velocity Semi-Dry Men's Hooded Suit Features

  • Bare 8/7mm Ultra Velocity Semi-Dry Men's Hooded Suit:
  • Progressive Full-Stretch Technology
  • Full-Stretch Nylon-2 Neoprene
  • Varying-Degrees of Full-Stretch Panels into Specific Performance Zones
  • Suit Improving Fit, Feel, Comfort and Overall Performance
  • Progressive Stretch: Concept Only Available in Velocity Series
  • Bare-Fit: Ergonomic Suit Design, Complex Shaped Patterns with Articulated Arms and Legs
  • Celliant Fabric Liner:
    Highest Degree of Warmth
    Enhanced with 13 Thermo-Reactive Minerals Woven into Fabric
    React to Body Heat Converting it to Infrared Energy
    Reflects it Back to Body, Increasing Circulation and Body Warmth
  • Attached Hood Features Celliant Lining for Additional Warmth
  • 2mm Neoprene Internal Pullover Bib for Additional Warmth and Comfort
  • Front-Entry Cross-Chest Heavy-Duty Plastic Dry Zipper
  • 10mm Spine and Kidney Pad to Provide Extra Comfort for Tank Placement
  • Seamless Underarms for Superior Comfort when Worn On-Its-Own
  • Additional Wet Layer or w/BCD
  • Skin-to-Skin Double 3mm Glideskin Wrist and Ankle Seals
  • Embossed Back Knee Flex Panels, Reduce Bulk Behind Knees when Kicking & Crouching
  • PROTEKT Knee Protection Provides Next Generation of Abrasion/Wear Resistance
  • Anatomically Correct Pattern for 3-Dimensional Fit
  • Superior Fit, Comfort and Mobility
  • Heavy-Duty Ankle Zippers for Easy Donning and Doffing
  • Double Glued w/SECURE-LOCK Construction Eliminates Water Entry Thru-Seams
  • Color: Black
  • Available in Ultra-Wide Selection of Sizes

Bare 8/7mm Ultra Velocity Semi-Dry Men's Hooded Suit Customer Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great Suit for Cold Water

Many of my dives are in the Gulf of Maine which doesn't get much warmer than 60 degrees F. In the late fall, winter and spring, for those who dive here, the standard is a dry suit with substantial undergarments. Even in the late spring, summer and early fall, the best we can hope for is a 7mm wetsuit with 5mm or 7mm jacket/core warmer; hoods, gloves and neoprene socks under thick booties. As we say, if you can dive here you can dive anywhere. My old 7mm BARE suit is pretty warn so it was ...

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Most Liked Negative Review


Awkward Fit

Fit is rather awkward. Legs and bottom were fine and big bubble at the chest. And it's for my son who has well developed chest. Could be even worse for an average guy. Had to return it for exchange for different brand.

Reviewed by 33 customers


Great wetsuit

By Matthew A.

from Surrey, BC, CA

Great wetsuit. I use it in the coastal waters of BC.


Semi-Drysuit Is Good in Cold Water

By Willis C.

from Manchester, NH, US

This suit fits well and keeps me very warm. It is not a replacement for a real drysuit in extreme winter/cold conditions. You need to wax the zipper with the wax tube that comes with the suit. The threads tend to come undone on the seams. I am always burning or fuzzing them with a match. The small bubble vent, which is nice, let’s in too much cold water on the very top of my head. I reduced the size of the vent hole with Aqua Seal .I am 5’ 10, weight 185 lbs and have a 42-inch chest. I bought the size XLS. I really like the suit and it fits very well.


Great deal

By Joseph C.

from Longview, TX, US

Great siut!!!! Great fit!


Wetsuit review

By Matt S.

from Newport, OR, US

I spearfish off the oregon coast and got tired of shivering in a 5 mil. Im 6' 3" 195 lbs and bought the large tall. I have only used it a couple times now so i can't comment on durability, but as far as warmth goes in winter waters (~55 Fahrenheit), I've been able to stay out for ~1 hour without getting cold. It is definitely long enough for legs and arms. The only issue I have is with the hood. It leaves a pretty small opening for a mask/snorkel and pushes my mask down to an uncomfortable position on my face. Not worth docking a star, though. The quality seems pretty great the the price.


Great wetsuit

By chao l.

Great wetsuit. Pretty good flexibility for a 7mm wetsuit. Very little water going in. Diving in December in SoCal not feeling cold at all.


Bare 8/7mm Ultra Velocity Semi-Dry Men's Hooded Suit


from Oceanside, CA, US

Excellent cold water suit


It was a perfect fit good zipper and I like the installation because the water is real cool now but stays warm it's really good suit


from Charleston, SC, US

Jam up suit fits good contains warmth very well and the guys at Leisure Pro or on spot willing to go the long mile to help you out


Stay warm in cool water

By Homer F.

Awesomely warm awesome wetsuit!



By Bpaules

from LaSalle, MI, US

Great suit! Single person donning keeps the body warm.


Good for the Pacific Northwest

By Danick B.

from Surrey, BC, CA

The water temperature was at the bottom 48-50F (9-10C), outside temperature was around 60F (16C) surface time was around 60 minutes. Deepest dive was 100 feet with 8 minutes at that depth (total time 34 minutes). Did a 3 dives/day with night dive (70 feet). Well the experience was significant. Now the review. After the first day (2 dives) I added a 3mm vest because at the zipper there is just a thinner single layer of neoprene (2mm). You can feel the cold immediately (30 feet). By adding the 3mm vest that suit start to shine. At no point above 80 feet was the cold a problem. Below 80 feet you can feel it, but that was tolerable (8 minutes at 100 feet). After completed 5 dives in two days the torso was completely dry, the legs (up to the knees) and the arms (to the elbows) were wet. The integrated hood is fantastic. You will need more weight then a wetsuit but less then a drysuit since some air is trap (torso) unless you let the water getting in. I never unsuited between dives. I will recommended this suit in late spring to early fall here in Vancouver BC. Longevity unknown.


Best semi dry

By Tiffany C.

from Seattle, WA, US

Warmest semi dry Iâ??ve ever owned. The 2017 model is the best.


Warm if you keep the inside dry.


from San Diego , CA, US

It is warm. Challenging to get into solo, but it can be done. With a buddy it is much easier. If it fits well, it works well. For multiple dives, try to keep the inside dry (don't pee in it).


Excellent suit

By Frank M.

from Grants Pass, OR, US

I love this suit. I get cold easily in the water. This suit is perfect for me. It really is semi-dry. Usually only get a little water in, and it keeps me warm, even in cold Oregon waters. If I'm going into the really cold ocean off Oregon, I'll wear an extra 3m shirt too.


great suit


from Denver, CO, US

i've worn 7mm wet suits for cold water. This suit is easier to get on, kept me warmer in colder water and worked fantastic.. once i remembered i'm not diving in shorts in Mexico anymore. This is an awesome suit for what its designed for. Though easier to get on than a 7mm suit, i found i would almost absolutely need another person's help to get the sleeves up and the zipper zipped... which is probably normal for suits like this, but worth mentioning anyway.


Great suit!!!

By Chris

I use this product for Scuba Diving and after having taken it for the first time into 54 degree deep water off the California coast line, I was impressed by how warm I was in it. The only complaint is the difficulty it is to get it on and off. Almost definitely need someone else to help zip you up and pull it off.


Questions & Answers

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
John W  Friend recommendation
RONALD D  Size availability. Features like the chest zip. Low water flow attached hood.
Tom F  The Bare product had more size options. This was recommended to me by Leisure Pro's divers via chat in place of the Aqua Lung 7mm because of fit. This is comparable with the Aqua Lung for quality and since its last year's suit I save a few hundred. Leisure Pro has a decent return policy. Hopefully it will fit well and I won't need to use the policy.
DAVE F  This suit was purchased for use when diving with a volunteer rescue dive team. Bare suits are very durable and the semi-dry feature makes it great for cold water rescue and recovery work.
John P  Awesome suit for a more awesome price!
JIM S  Price and thickness . Also the semi-dry sounds good
Shopper  Are there any sizes for women?
james S  I would take full measurments of your body the. Click the size chart on the product page and cross reference it hope this helps
Joe S  Unfortunately Bare does not have this suit in Ladies sizes and does not have an equivalent for women. There are many sizes for this suit and perhaps one of them will fit into your profile properly. It's a fantastic suit and extremely warm so would be worth it to see if one would fit your personal size.
Shopper  What is the difference between this suit and the older version of the same. They look the same to me and they are $200 apart?
YULIYA S  They are both good, newest always cost more about $200-250. Velocity- stretch more.
Mark H  The older version features: ✔Progressive full stretch neoprene full suit ✔Ergonomic and anatomic suit design ✔Skin to skin Glideskin seals ✔Seamless underarms for mobility ✔10mm spine and kidney pad The 2017 version features: ✔Progressive stretch neoprene ✔Lumbare X-Tender panels on lower back ✔Skin to skin internal sealing flap ✔Neoprene internal pullover bib ✔10mm spine and kidney pad
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