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  • Antibacterial inner fleece minimizes odors
  • 4-Way stretch for comfort and flexibility
  • Breathable middle layer
  • Full front zipper closure
  • Neutrally buoyant

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Lavacore Men's Full Suit Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
3.8

(based on 15 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Works Great for me!

Used it for 6 dives across Sint Maarten, St Kitts, and Grand Turk, Ambient was 85ish and balmy, water was reported at 82, dive comp recorded a low temp of 79 at each location. After the initial cool splash in, I was as comfy as being in bed under a sheet dive after dive. Now the most important part - the fit. I was concerned as I've read that the sizing charts were off in the past and items ran a size small. They seem true to measurements now. I write June of 2015, same as when my product wa...

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Did Not Fit, Returned

I ordered the lavacore, and needed to return it, since it did not fit. The next size up was not available.

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Very nice.

By Robert H.

Well made and size chart is accurate; haven't been in the water with it yet.

 

Awesome

By JAMES E.

from Harrison, ID, US

It is comfortable like pajamas. Warmth is great. Little heavy when wet. Double zipper makes peeing in the ocean easy. No more stinky wet suit.

 

Works Great for me!

By sqchram

Used it for 6 dives across Sint Maarten, St Kitts, and Grand Turk, Ambient was 85ish and balmy, water was reported at 82, dive comp recorded a low temp of 79 at each location. After the initial cool splash in, I was as comfy as being in bed under a sheet dive after dive. Now the most important part - the fit. I was concerned as I've read that the sizing charts were off in the past and items ran a size small. They seem true to measurements now. I write June of 2015, same as when my product was purchased and used. I am 5'7" 185-190ish. Chest 41", hips, waist, thighs, all 38". Bit of a tummy. Save for the usual squeeze around there (as to be expected, everything fit perfectly, and once zipped up fit just great all day.

 

Perfect Summer Suit

By Jack

Lately I've been sweltering in a 3mm wetsuit at my lake and my new Lavacore suit is perfect on its own. I swim for two hours at a time, and the suit keeps me comfortable. This suit is several quality levels above the fleece suits I had previously considered -- it's beautifully constructed and put together. It's well worth the extra bit of money as well. The sizing charts helped me get the right size the first time, but the great try-on policy this company offers made buying feel so much better. Their sales help was also superb. I'm very pleased with my Lavacore suit and very impressed with Leisurepro.

 

Fit is small

By Mike

Suit is very small and needed to order 2 sizes larger. Quality is good. Love the two way zipper. Looking forward to trying it in Belize. Was looking for something a little warmer than than the Henderson Polyolefin Jumpsuit. It seems a little thicker and more water repelling for long boat rides.

 

Lavacore

By Alllen M.

from Riverside , CA, US

The lavacore suite fits real nice, works very good in the warm water of the caribbean. I would recommend this suit.

 

Fantastic!

By JJV

I love it. It works the way it was intended: breathable and warm. The medium was a tad long for a 5'4" guy.

 

Not a typical user

By Ballfrog

I use this as wet suit underwear while I recover golf balls. It doesn't require more weight with my 3 or 5 mil suits. The best thing is I stay MUCH cleaner than in a plain wet suit and don't get chafed as much. It is pretty hard to peel off my shoulders without help.

 

Lavacore Full Suit

By Sancho

I bought this suit for me and my wife while going through open water training. Suit was definatly warm in a colder pool. The fit was a little long in the legs and tight in the chest area. I wear an XL and had to purchase the largest suit available from the dealer. XXXL and it was still tight in the chest. Although it was still confortable underwater if you have any velcro exposed the suit acts as a magnet to it and it quickly deteriorates the outer skin of the suit.

 

Love the suit!

By pastor G.

Have used it alone in 65-70 degree water and been comfortable. Starting getting a little cool after the second dive but was impressed with the warmth. It isn't as close to neutrally buoyant as described but much better than a normal three mil.Haven't yet tried it as an underlayer with another suit over it but have discovered that the it performs better (in terms of warmth) when it is the layer on my skin as opposed to wearing a rash guard under it.

 

Great Product

By Pastor G.

Good in 73-76 degree water without layering with a wetsuit. Wasn't neutrally buoyant as advertised but was great for warmth.

 

Warm but not a comfortable as I hoped

By WILLIAM Z.

Delivery was prompt, some items were back ordered, boot and hood (special offer) but leisure pro is always easy to deal with.

 

lavacore undergarment

By ben86

Seems to cut the chill somwhat.

 

Did Not Fit, Returned

By DONALD H.

from Colorado Springs , CO, US

I ordered the lavacore, and needed to return it, since it did not fit. The next size up was not available.

 

don't order by size chart

By None

size chart for this item is not even close. I ordered a large and am in the lower ranges of the chart at 6'0 and 205 lbs. Suit is very tight in arms and chest. Also a bit short. I was very difficult to get out of once in. I was then told to order the 2xl and still found it tight in arms and chest, but a better fit. The problem now was the length was to long and it had large folds in legs and crotch area.

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I have an old areostar front zip dive suit.<br />Really love it, but after 1300 dives it is a<br />bit work. Lavacore is a similar , but better,<br />suit. Really love a light(but 3mm), front<br />zip suit.
MICKEY G on Aug 15, 2011
I have an old areostar front zip dive suit.<br />Really love it, but after 1300 dives it is a<br />bit work. Lavacore is a similar , but better,<br />suit. Really love a light(but 3mm), front<br />zip suit.
MICKEY G on Aug 15, 2011
What equivalent mil thickness is this suit, 3, 5, 7 ??
A shopper on Jan 2, 2012
BEST ANSWER: It is probably similar to my Henderson polyolefin dive skin - I'd quess it is equiv. to a 2 mm suit. Like the polyolefin - it has no buoyancy to weight against. I love these Lavacore products. They are soft on the inside and rugged on the outside, have a lot of stretch and are not restricting like rubber suits. It has a couple of minor downsides: 1. when it is wet it is hard to peel off the body and other fabrics [ I use a lycra diveskin under it for ease of removal.] 2. it takes a long time to dry [twice as long as neoprene.] I highly recommend Lavacore products - the vest is great and so are the hood and booties- very comfortable, soft and warm.
Will I fit into an S if I am 5'10"? Both ML and M are way too wide because I am tall and very thin.
A shopper on May 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The best thing to do is check the size chart since there is no way to know your measurements without listing them out. The sizing has run small in the past, but should be true to size now.
Does this have the double front zipper?
JAMES E on Feb 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I remember being able to zip it...whip it...and pee underwater in the ocean on a guided dive...more than once, and not have it be a big ordeal. So it has the bottom up, and top down zipper.
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