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Pinnacle 7mm Merino Lined Zippered Hood

SKU: PINHM7Z
4.2
13 reviews
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Good so far

By NAPALM

This is my first diving hood but after five dives I'm pretty happy with it. It fit me fine without having to do any trimming and has shown no signs of wear. It has kept me warm on dives from 70 to 43 degrees.

 

Great hood

By Kevin

Great hood! Zipper makes it very easy to get on and off. Very comfortable and the material around the neck makes a good seal with a wetsuit reducing water movement. I have used it in water as low as around 50 degrees F and was nice and warm. Only used it a handful of times so can't comment on how it holds up but I'm very satisfied so far.

The Merino Lined Hood is the warmest hood available, and will keep a diver's head warm and comfortable in even the most severe water temperatures. Constructed from 7mm titanium lined neoprene throughout the head and neck areas, with Pinnacles patented Merino lining throughout. Merino lining adds up to 35% more thermal efficiency then standard neoprene rubber alone. Merion also does not promote the growth of bacteria, making it hygienic and reduces odor. The hood is equipped with a 3mm face seal with smooth skin 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. Donning and doffing are made easy with the gusseted rear zipper. Hood is black in color and is available in multiple sizes.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

http://www.pinnacleaquatics.com/

925-606-8300

Pinnacle Merino Hood Features

  • Pinnacle 7mm Merino Lined Zippered Hood:
  • Material: 7mm Titanium Lined Nylon 2 Neoprene in Head and Neck Areas
  • Seams: Glued and Flat-Lock Stitched for Strength and Durability
  • Reinforced Stress Disks at All Seam Intersections
  • Non-Direct Automatic Vent:
    Allows Air-to-Escape from Top of Hood
    Restricting Water to Re-Enter
  • Merino Lining System:
    35% Warmer than Hoods of Similar Thickness
    Won't Promote Growth-of-Bacteria
    Hygienic and Reduces Odors
  • 3mm Face Seal:
    Smooth Skin-In Seal
    Can be Trimmed to Custom Fit the Face Mask Seal
  • Pinnacles Patented Neck Sealing System
  • Neck Sealing System: Mates w/Neck of Wetsuit to Seal-Out More Water
  • Gusseted Rear Zipper for Easy Donning and Doffing
  • Available in Multiple Sizes
  • Color: Black

Pinnacle 7mm Merino Lined Zippered Hood Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good so far

This is my first diving hood but after five dives I'm pretty happy with it. It fit me fine without having to do any trimming and has shown no signs of wear. It has kept me warm on dives from 70 to 43 degrees.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NOT CONFORTABLE

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Reviewed by 13 customers

 

Great warm hood.

By donny s.

from Nashville , TN , UM

Great hood for the Pinnacle Black Ice drysuit tucks in around the top of the suit nicely and keeps your head warm, highly recommended.

 

well made but have not tested yet

By ROBERT N.

very prompt delivery.

 

Great, super warm and easy on and off

By Luv C.

I tried others but this is the best i have used. Very easy to don and very warm.

 

Awesome, besthood i ever used

By Luv C.

Another hood, but a great one finally. It fit great, no choke hold, easy on, very warm, very surprise after trying so many. This one is it!

 

Good so far

By NAPALM

This is my first diving hood but after five dives I'm pretty happy with it. It fit me fine without having to do any trimming and has shown no signs of wear. It has kept me warm on dives from 70 to 43 degrees.

 

Great hood

By Kevin

Great hood! Zipper makes it very easy to get on and off. Very comfortable and the material around the neck makes a good seal with a wetsuit reducing water movement. I have used it in water as low as around 50 degrees F and was nice and warm. Only used it a handful of times so can't comment on how it holds up but I'm very satisfied so far.

 

Kept me warm in 45 degree Puget Sound!

By Water D.

worked very well with pinnacle jumpsuit.

 

Great product

By Eric H.

Once you have the right size, this product is perfect. Very confortable and warm. Initially went with Pinnacle chart (L) but exchanged it for an XL.

 

Order a Size Up

By Islandiver

Good warmth for colder waters. The Pinnacle merino wool system is awesome. It mates well with my Pinnacle merino wool wetsuits. I like the zipper, too. Suggest you go up a size when ordering. I ordered a large and was way too tight when normally a large would fit. Nevertheless, a great hood - just get the right size.

 

Easy on-off and still a good fit

By KEITH A.

The zipper makes donning and removal a snap while still providing a snug fit.

 

A few problems

By SCUBA M.

Well made Pinnacle product but has a few design flaws. First, while the zipper may help with fit, it's one more place for water to leak through the neck seal. I've never had an issue donning a standard hood, so the zipper is only a drawback. Also, the skirt really is a few inches too short. With any substantial head movement it pulls out from the wetsuit and allows water movement down your back. The hood itself is definitely warm with the merino wool, but the neck seal issues pretty much invalidate that. Overall a good product in thought, but the design flaws really hold it back from adequate cold water performance. Go with something else until they redesign this one.

 

Warm on the Head, but Cold on the Back

By Dana P.

I purchased this product to go with my Pinnacle wetsuit. Fits well on the head but the bib seems too short in the back. Once you look down enough times the bib tends to pop out of the back of the suit. This let's cold water shoot down the back. Make the bib 2" longer in the back and you have the perfect product. I would recommend this if you have a high neckline on your wetsuit OR a really short neck.

 

NOT CONFORTABLE

By roby s.

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Questions & Answers

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Gregg B  I hate hoods but this one has the vent on top which makes it bearable. If it's really cold you gotta have this
PATRICK G  because pinnacle kicks ass. duh
Shopper  Any chance of posting a photo of the back of the hood so as I can see how far up the zip comes?
MATTHEW M  the zipper is slightly to one side and goes 3/4 way up. I do not see how to add a picture on this link but I do have a picture of it.
AARON H  The zipper ends half way up the opening for the face (but on the back, of course). Also, there is a layer of neoprene below the zipper so you can't zip up your hair or anything like that.
Shopper  I bought this hood and it fits fine once exchanged with the largest size. I am new to all this and am wondering what the reversed pocket around the neck area is for? I have not seen this on other hoods. It doesn't flip down so I am concerned it will act as a parachute. is there something on the Pinnacle Wetsuit that integrates with this? Thanks
BRUCE B  In my opinion it is an additional seal that is joined at a seal on the Pinnacle Merino suit to give a better seal. I have a pinnacle suit, but not the Merino. So it doesn't match up with my suit,
JOSEPH R  Yes on the pinnaccle wetsuits they have a slick skin neck collar that this goes up against to create the neck seal.
ALLEN S  I think it is to form a watertight seal with the neck of a drysuit. I can't be certain since I dive wet.
MARK R  Couldn't figure it out either. I cut off the flap and it works fine. Only thing I could come up with is that the flap worked in conjunction with a specific suit. Stay warm!
Ken T  If you tuck it under your wetsuit, it will stick onto the inner layer of the wetsuit neck region, restricting water flow in and out. The design is kinda odd but it works. Just my personal thoughts.
VIN M  I kind of wondered about that as well. I'm not really sure of it's official function, but it hasn't caused any problems. I've tried rolling it over the neck of the suit with mixed results. I have not had any "drag" issues from it being there. I generally use this hood with a dry suit and tuck the bib of the hood into the external collar of the dry suit. In essence, I ignore it.
Bill J  It is for a more water tight seal.
PATRICK G  if by reversed pocket you mean the rubber gaiter. this is to ensure a solid seal between the hood and your wetsuit regardless of brand. I have dove in this hood 50+ times now in high and low surge with not a single complaint and certainly no parachute effect as you put it. best cold water hood on the market in my opinion. happy diving
MARK V  The "pocket" is a seal itself. The Pinnacle wetsuits have the same technology, which work together (but also works with other wetsuits) and does not create any problems unless you have a skinny neck like me then it tends to bunch a little around the neck line under the wetsuit causing slight discomfort (like choking) but nothing too too bad. The hood itself is SOOO worth the money and from the other hoods that others have purchased, looks and feels superior. It does make your neck stiff when on, so you'll have to turn your body to look around. The coldest I have dove is 32 Deg F for 2-3 hours. Furthermore, you will need to release the collar of the wetsuit a little to accommodate for the hood material. The zipper is heavy duty but when zipping you should have your dive buddy zip it for you as not to catch the underlining seal. apply a little zipper wax to the zipper teeth to help lubricate and make things easier when putting on and off. Also on occasion you may have to pull the mask away from your face to allow fresh water in to cool yourself because from your chin down to your collar bone area will be really warm the longer your diving.
KEITH A  The flap acts as a seal inside a wet or dry suit. If water enters around the throat this flap should catch water causing a swelling and then forming a second seal to keep more cold water to flood the suit. This should be tucked into your suits collar to work properly.
STEVEN S  It's so your wetsuit can make a nice seal around your hood. Just make sure you tuck your hood into your wetsuit. This way the water doesn't go into your suit.
MARIA V  Hi, I got a number of pinnacle wet suits. Yes, the double flap is to be tucked into another sort of flap that is inside the wet suit neck. Keeps the whole thing in place pretty nicely and lets less water in through the neck. But many times I just tuck the whole skirt under the suit's neck without bothering to tuck flap into flap (just like I do with other suits) and its OK, I never had a problem. Hope it helps!
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