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  • 3mm Thermoprene front zipper vest
  • Anatomically designed for comfort
  • 75% more stretch than standard neoprene
  • Suitable for layering in colder waters
  • Edges finished with a Lycra trim for comfort

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Henderson Thermoprene 3mm Men's Front Zipper Vest Customer Reviews

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Just Right !!!!!

I purchased this vest for a trip to Bonaire and it was just the ticket. It kept me warm and comfortable,wile wearing a dive skin.


Most Liked Negative Review


Sizing not correct

It is too small for declared size

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Wet suit vest

By Jeff L.

from Chicago, IL, US

Well constructed and comfortable.


bruce h

By Bruce

Loved this vest, really well made , good zipper and pull strap. Only problem i had was the sizing. I normally wear a medium, havent gained any weigt, and ended up with an extra large to fit properly. Great vest. I use it when the water is a little colder than i like. It keeps my core warmer.


Just what I expected from Henderson!

By John P.

This 3 mil vest is exactly what I needed for our recent trip to Bonaire. I wore it over my Henderson full dive skin. The build quality seems very good though like other reviewers had stated, buy a size larger than you normally would get. I usually wear XL but I purchased the XXL and the fit was perfect. I highly recommend this product.And of course Leisure Pro was great to buy from as usual.


Nice !


from East Palatka, FL, US

I wear this under my 3mm in the Summer time and under my 7mm in the Winter time. It is very comfortable. The size chart is a little off though. I am 180 lbs and the Large was too tight. Leisure Pro was very helpful and exchanged it for an XL with no hassles. The XL fit just right.


Good vest

By Gordon L.

Well made and easy to use. Warm and zips easily. I wear it for extra warmth over my 3 mil.


Order big

By Dean A.

from Boynton Beach, FL, US

This is a very nice vest. I don't think it's 3mm however. Feels more like my 1mm wetsuit. But no matter, I didn't buy this for thermal protection. I only dive in tropical water and this works just fine with board shorts in 80 degree water. I could probably wear it in the winter just fine as water temp only gets down to the low 70's where I live. This thing is very stretchy but my advice would be to order up. I ordered 2 sizes bigger than the size chart says and it fits snug but not uncomfortable. My second bit of advice would be to ignore all size catagories but chest size. Worked for me.


Good deal


Website is easy to use. The price and fit was the best I found online.


My favorite "go to" wetsuit

By Glenn M.

from Austin, TX, US

Bought this to wear while teaching Scuba pool sessions. The extra layer protects my skin while demonstrating skills, and it helps to keep me warm. I also wear it under my other wetsuit to extend its temperature range for open water checkouts.. The quality is top notch and the fit is great.


Great vest


from SF, CA, US

Great vest. Order 1 size up (I normally wear mediums for everything, the medium in this vest was too small, large was perfect. 5'9 ~160lb) I took the vest out both diving and snorkeling. I tend to get cold on dives using rental suits in various states of disrepair, particularly places that offer nitrox and this added just an extra bit of warmth and is just what I needed. It didn't feel constricting under a wetsuit or cause water to run flow through the collar (I was afraid of the extra bulk in the collar area). The zipper is high quality and I had no problems getting it on or off. The arm holes are good and I was able to swim freestyle without feeling restricted. No issues with loose threads etc, I expect this vest to last a long long time. Ditto on snorkeling for a small bit of additional warmth being exactly what I needed. I've found that even in Hawaii (water temps ~77-79deg) I get cold after 40min of snorkeling. This last trip, I stayed out to the 1hr mark comfortably because of the addition of this vest. I should have bought this years ago.


Love ??

By michael c.

from Macomb, MI, US

Just make sure to Order a large enough size. Runs a bit small. Go by chest size. I have a 46" chest and the 3XL is what fit me. Double X is what normally fits


Great Vest

By Judith S.

from Milwauee, WI, US

Bought this for my husband. He used it last month on vacation and said it was a great vest. It kept him warm.



By Rich

from Sparta, TN, US

Used the vest in St Maarten. Water temp was 84, and vest is perfect for tropical waters. I did have to reorder, due to a size issue. But Leisure pro is always great with size issues.


comfortable, easy access, undersized

By theruss

I had to send the first L back and bump up. I knew my actual sizes, but this vest did not match the sizing guide. Order large.


Such a good product my last one was stolen.

By Wolfy

Prompt delivery


Nice product

By Stan J.

Vest is very nice. I think it runs a bit small so I ordered one size larger. Perrrrrfect fit.

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Why did you choose this?
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A replacement for one ordered that was much too small. These need to be measured before sending
Ronald W L on Aug 29, 2019
To stay warmer
Robert M on Jun 19, 2019
A replacement for one ordered that was much too small. These need to be measured before sending
Ronald W L on Aug 29, 2019
Needed additional warmth
Jeff L on Jun 27, 2019
To stay warmer
Robert M on Jun 19, 2019
price, 3mm vest for layering
Scott E on Apr 24, 2019
Style and comfort. Ever see Deliverance with Burt Reynolds? Need I say more?
Mike M on Apr 22, 2019
have purchased product before
geoffrey s on Apr 16, 2019
To supplement my dive skin while diving tropical waters and Henderson quality.
John P on Apr 2, 2019
The zipper
Dustin W on Mar 4, 2019
Price was right.
Stan J on May 29, 2015
1) I have been ordering from Leisure Pro since 20 years ago with no problem so far<br />2) I have a Henderson wetsuit and the quality is excellent.
Jaime A on Dec 3, 2014
Needed additional warmth
Jeff L on Jun 27, 2019
price, 3mm vest for layering
Scott E on Apr 24, 2019
is this a dry suit vest or is it a wet suit vest?
bob j on Oct 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a wet suit vest - very good quality - I wear it with a skin for some warmth in summer - or under a 3mm long wetsuit if the water temp gets down to 70-75 in winter (Florida Keys) - sizes run a bit small - get one size larger than usual. I needed XXL and am 6' tall 190 lbs.
since its made of 3mm neoprene will it increase your buoyancy ?
sidecarwilly on Jul 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will make you slightly positively buoyant. I have used this vest on 2 live aboard trips. Close to the end of the trip I begin to feel the chill. One pound of weight will do the trick.
I have a Henderson wetsuit 3 mm size L. Will the L size be ok for the vest front zipper?
I am 5ft-8in and 42in chest. the use will be mainly for swimming on rather cool temps.
Jaime A on Dec 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am 5ft-11in and 46in chest. I can zip the jacket up, but it is very tight. I could not return it after one wearing. I mail order you take your chances.
I am 6'1, 185 pounds with 41 chest and 33 waist. Not sure what size will fit best. recommendations?
Jonnie on Nov 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have a 40" chest and the L is a little loose so I prefer the M. The tighter fit is also warmer. However, I would recommend buying somewhere else. LeisurePro (LP) does not stand behind their products if there’s a problem. I purchased a high end dive computer that was defective. LP denied the warranty saying I caused the damage. After months of frustration, I had to file a complaint with the BBB. LP then said they returned it to the manufacturer who also denied the warranty and simply washed their hands of the situation. I contacted the manufacturer direct, who had no record of the computer being sent to them for inspection. I returned it directly to the manufacturer who replaced it immediately.
Would this work better worn over or under a wetsuit?
Brian D on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought it to wear when jet skiing in lake Michigan for extra warmth. Usually your wetsuit is your first layer of comfort, so I would buy it sized to wear over, and not under my wetsuit for the times I may want extra warmth.
Are arm holes large enough as not to chafe?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The holes in the vest are large enough that it will not chafe. The vest sizes seem to be a bit small so you may need to order a size above your norm. I am clearly a large and ordered the XL which is very tight.
I plan to wear this vest over a 3mm or possibly a 5mm wetsuit. I have a 38 inch chest, 33 inch waist and 5ft 7in. My 3mm is sized as BARE MLS (Medium Large Short). What size would you recommend? I'm thinking Large based on the other answers.
vic a on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We are about the same size except I'm a little taller. And 381/2. Large works for me. I use it by itself and as an extra layer on top or under without an issue
Is this one neutral or positive bouyant??
A shopper on Oct 20, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I ended up taking an additional weight after adding this vest, so as the other person mentioned, somewhere around 1lb