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Lavacore Men's Vest

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Just Great

By DAVID D.

 -  Lake Ariel, PA, US

Very nice plenty of warmth for warm water dives.

 

Great Vest!

By Yuniel D.

 -  Virginia Beach, VA, US

This is a great vest if you are performing any water sports in 70 degree or warmer water. Otherwise it is the perfect device to use as a warmer undergarment with your dry/wetsuit. I used it several times in February and March this year as an undergarment to my Aqualung, 8MM, one piece Semidry suit, to dive in 45F – 46F degree water and my body was nice and warm during the entire time I was underwater. I plan to use it again over my skin suit next month in the Caribbean for added protection...

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Lavacore is a technically advanced fabric, constructed and engineered exclusively for water sports requiring the ultimate in thermal control and superior comfort. Thermal and neutral buoyancy properties create the ideal garment - under a neoprene wetsuit for added insulation and warmth or as a stand-alone exposure protection garment. The unique design of Lavacore materials eliminates constriction and allows for extreme movement and flexibility while regulating your core warmth.

Lavacore vests are made with an exclusive Polytherm Tri-Laminate. Ideal for use as a primary exposure vest in warmer waters or as a supplemental undergarment in colder waters. Windproof and breathable providing anti-wind chill properties while also drawing moisture away from the body on the surface, ensuring warmth in cold conditions. For the ultimate in warmth Lavacore's Merino Laminate lined garments are super soft yet durable. Moisture wicking and anti-bacterial, the Merino fleece inner minimizes odor and keeps you warm above and below the surface.

Vest is DWR: Durable Water Repellant has flat seam construction throughout for stretch and comfort. Lavacore is neutrally buoyant so you won't need to add weight to your weight system compromising your weight comfort zone. All seams are overlapped during flat-lock sewing to ensure maximum water integrity and strength. Lavacore provides SPF 50+ sun protection and is designed and developed with your guarantee of quality. Men's vest has a waist drawstring closure with barrel lock to prevent suit ride up when layering under exposure suit and is hypoallergenic. Vest is available in multiple sizes.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

http://www.lavacoreinternational.com/

800-435-3483

LavaCore Vest Features

  • Lavacore Men's Vest:
  • Technically Advance Fabric
  • Ultimate in Thermal Control and Superior Comfort
  • Constructed and Engineered Exclusively for Water Sports
  • Unique Synthetic Construction
  • Exclusive Polytherm Tri-Laminate
  • Merino Laminate Lined Garment
  • Water Resistant Outer Layer for Fast Water Run Off and Quick Drying
  • Windproof Middle Layer for Anti-Wind Chill and Superior Warmth
  • Breathable Middle Layer Allows Perspiration to Be Drawn Away in Hot Conditions
  • 4-Way Stretch for Ultimate Flexibility
  • Neutrally Buoyant
  • Worn by Itself in Warm Water or Under Exposure Suit for Added Warmth
  • Use for Thermal Layer and/or UV Protection
  • Overlapped Flatlock Seams for Extra Durability and Warmth
  • Sun Protection: SPF 50+
  • Hypoallergenic Fabric
  • Waist Drawstring w/Barrel Lock to Prevent Vest Ride Up
  • DWR: Durable Water Repellant
  • Color: Black
  • Available in Multiple Sizes

Lavacore Men's Vest Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just Great

Very nice plenty of warmth for warm water dives.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice, but did not work for me

I purchased this to swim laps in cold water. The material felt great and soft on the inside of the vest when I put it on. The problem was the top part of the vest around the neck and arms pits did not fit me well depending on how I moved. When swimming laps, it would come away from the skin and allowed water in which produced drag. For my body type, it did not work as I needed it to. I wished it did as it felt great compared to a normal wetsuit material. The lower half of the vest fit gr...

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Reviewed by 10 customers

 

Just Great

By DAVID D.

from Lake Ariel, PA, US

Very nice plenty of warmth for warm water dives.

 

Great Vest

By Scott S.

I wore the vest with the Lavacore zipper full jumpsuit and it keep me as warm as a 3mm wet suit.

 

Great Vest!

By Yuniel D.

from Virginia Beach, VA, US

This is a great vest if you are performing any water sports in 70 degree or warmer water. Otherwise it is the perfect device to use as a warmer undergarment with your dry/wetsuit. I used it several times in February and March this year as an undergarment to my Aqualung, 8MM, one piece Semidry suit, to dive in 45F – 46F degree water and my body was nice and warm during the entire time I was underwater. I plan to use it again over my skin suit next month in the Caribbean for added protection in 90+ feet dives. I found the waist elastic cord to get in my way more often than I was getting to require it, so I simply removed it. Other than that, this is a very nice, warm, comfortable vest that not only keeps you comfy, but in style as well. If you are like me that doesn't like to expose unnecessary skin, this is the perfect device to wear.

 

I would buy this product again and again

By Papito

I've been buying all my diving equipment from leisure pro for the last 4 years and so far it is the best customer service you could find online and anywhere, Just ask for Aaron on sells department and you will see what I'm talking about.I am really pleased with the quality of products, conditions, and delivery times.

 

Good insulation

By Chas

Use under a 3mm wetsuit. Definitely warmer. Neutral buoyancy a plus. I get cold easy and this is much better than getting a thicker wetsuit. Will buy more items from Lavacore. Not cheap, but worth the money.

 

Fantastic Vest. I love it.

By Mrjaz

I have recently began playing water volleyball. I needed something to keep me warm on those cool winter days. Another thing is the fit. For a 3X (280 lbs.) It fits beautifully. A half zipper from either armpit would help taking it off.

 

WOW what a difference

By Ron C.

I tried this out under my wetsuit for the first time this weekend and what a difference it made. My chest and back stayed comfortably warm in 55F water for 2 hours. I will use it all through the winter. I plan to try a full suit to go under my regular wetsuit.I love the fact that it is a long vest. I was able to tuck it into my shorts to prevent it from riding up when I pulled up my wetsuit. It does seem like it will take a while to dry out after washing but no big deal.

 

Great stuff

By Zielit

It feels like at least 3mm added to your wetsuit but it doesn't affect your buoyancy. Really neat stuff. It takes a bit longer to dry than I expected, but still within reasonable time.

 

nice material but doesn't quite fit my body

By JEFFERY F.

doesn't fit well over my older ecto-mesomorp body--too tight in waist (hard to get on and off) and a little loose in chest but shoulders ok; i'm having a zipper put in on the front to make things easier

 

Nice, but did not work for me

By Duane P.

from Cincinnati, OH, US

I purchased this to swim laps in cold water. The material felt great and soft on the inside of the vest when I put it on. The problem was the top part of the vest around the neck and arms pits did not fit me well depending on how I moved. When swimming laps, it would come away from the skin and allowed water in which produced drag. For my body type, it did not work as I needed it to. I wished it did as it felt great compared to a normal wetsuit material. The lower half of the vest fit great. I gave it a 3 star due to being to loose around the neck and arm pit area. I returned it and the return process at Leisure Pro was great and quick. I would purchase again from Leisure Pro.

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Questions & Answers

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Dave D  I have used other Lavacore products (and like them) and needed a vest to fit under my semi-dri suit for some extra warmth, because my long sleeve Lavacore (which I use for other diving) would not fit inside my semi-dri suit.
michael w  SURFIN
DAVID D  I have the rest of the pieces and we really like them.
Michael O  Hate neoprene. Love Lavacore!!
JAMES H  lava core vest, order one size or two sizes bigger than my size?
WILLIAM F  Hi, I’m 5’9” and weigh 165. I ordered the medium. A little hard to put on/take off but but comfortable on. I did not want something loose or baggy under my wetsuit that might bunch up. Hope this helps.
RAY T  I would go with one size larger. I didn't realize that it was so large. It doesn't matter for me since I'm going to wear a battery pack and heater underneath it.
TERRELL B  I didn’t order the vest. I ordered the short sleeve. I wear medium and ordered medium. It fits snug and is a little difficult taking off, but I think it’s sized correctly for what it’s designed-in the water. I use it for scuba
Johnny S  Is it a buoyancy vest?
STEPHEN B  No. Neutrally buoyant .
STEVE T  This vest has neutral buoyancy characteristics
JAMES S  No, it is for additional warmth but does not require additional weight in that it is almost nutural buoyant.
SIDNEY B  No
KLAUS P  No
JORDAN G  Hi, No, this vest is neutrally buoyant so it does not affect your buoyancy at all. That is one of the cool things about it. With a wetsuit (neoprene) vest you'd get some positive buoyancy effect but with Lavacore you don't. It is similar to 4th Element gear.
Roger D  No it is not a buoyancy vest. Best as under layer for layering with wet suit
DAVID S  It is neutral.
DAVID F  No.
Alvin W  No, this vest does not provide any buoyancy.
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