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  • Made from 100% chill proof material
  • Can be used alone or as a layer
  • 4 way stretch provides exceptional mobility
  • Comfortable micro fleece layer for warmth
  • Neutrally buoyant construction

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Sharkskin Men's Chill-Proof Long Sleeve Shirt Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great

Sharkskin is one of the best to put on your body to keep warm and gives with your body ! Love it !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as good as Lavacore

Ok product. Runs small so you need to buy larger than you normally would. But then it stretches out before your first trip is over. Warmth is good but fit is poor due to the immediate relaxation. Not as good as Lavacore if you can find that product.

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Great

By WILLIAM A.

from Rock Hill, SC, US

Sharkskin is one of the best to put on your body to keep warm and gives with your body ! Love it !

 

Warm and comfortable

By JAMES E.

It is comfortable and warm. It does not “stretch” like neoprene. That is neither good or bad, just a fact. And the sizing runs on the big side. I thought XL from my measurements, but a L would have fit better. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase.

 

Sharkskin Long Sleeve Shirt

By Ted

Great shirt to be used as an intermediary warmth for diving or waterskiing besides a wetsuit jacket. Functions similarly but not at higher costs. I stayed plenty warm on cool dives at 60 deg F

 

Good Product.

By Mark F.

from Calgary, AB, CA

Wear under wet suit and drysuit. A little hard to get on for the first few times until it gets wet then they will stretch a bit making it easier to get on and off... Go an extra size the chart told me XL so I went 2XL- and glad I did.

 

Sharkskin vs lavacore

By Eric P.

from New York, NY, US

I own a lavacore top and was happy with it but it always had a strange odor after diving. I'd wash it in mirazyme but it always came back. Sharkskin doesn't seem to have that problem. As compared to lavacore they both function pretty much the same, though sharkskin has a tougher shell and nice neoprene collar. I assist open water scuba classes in a pool at 78 degrees and with just the top and I don't start to feel a chill until the 2 hour mark. When I dive dry, I'm good with my 4mm neoprene drysuit, sharskin top and bottom in 42 degree water. As far as fit, I'm 6ft, 220lbs, 44 chest, 37 waist and a 2XL fits good. If not for being little snug under the arm pits, I could have gotten a size smaller. It has a lot of stretch. It also dries very fast turned inside out and does keep you warm on the surface even when wet.

 

Fits very small

By John w.

I am 5 10 BMI 24 I wear a size 40 jacket The medium bottoms are perfect. Med top wouldn't get over my shoulders I can't the the large on by my self I am hoping 3rd time is the charm with XL It is to go under a dry suit so I don't want it to feel like a 7mm wet suit. Nice and soft, stretchy, and comfy otherwise.

 

Good stuff but, still not a replacement for a wetsuit.

By PETER S.

I've tried both: Sharkskin and Lavacore and, while the Sharkskin definitely wins, I still get cold diving it in warm water. Specifically, it doesn't appear to hold your body heat the way a wetsuit does. As a consequence, I still use these fleece solutions in summer months while diving warm climates like the Caribbean but recently purchased a new wetsuit for use in winter months.

 

Not as good as Lavacore

By Elizabeth W.

from Bradenton , FL, US

Ok product. Runs small so you need to buy larger than you normally would. But then it stretches out before your first trip is over. Warmth is good but fit is poor due to the immediate relaxation. Not as good as Lavacore if you can find that product.

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Love to dive with just the top
WILLIAM A on May 19, 2019
Love to dive with just the top
WILLIAM A on May 19, 2019
This is a great product
Dragan K on Mar 18, 2019
This is a great product
Dragan K on Mar 18, 2019
How quickly does this shirt dry while being worn? While hanging on a hanger?
Diver_Walt on Jun 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: After a good dive and you take it off to hang, it will take several hours for it to be completely dry. The water will tend to fall to the lower half of the shirt. I normally just ring it out after a dive and then continue to wear it and your body heat will dry it quicker in about an hour or so. I have literally ditched my 2mm dive suit and only dive with this top and the matching pants. Although pricey, you won't be disappointed in the Sharkskin line especially this shirt. Its breathable and retains heat at the same time and feels good even in Caribbean waters. In colder waters <60 degrees, I have gotten by with wearing this as an underlayer and a 2-4mm suit.
Can this plus the pants be worn under a 3mm wetsuit for extra warmth?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I haven't actually done this but when I was diving in the Socorro Islands there was a couple that wore them under a 5 mm suit which is less "stretchy" than the 3mm.... I wear these under my drysut. for extra warmth when I go ice diving with out added buoyancy... Just remember to buy a size larger as the fit snug - otherwise you will struggle getting them on and off....
is this shirt water proof?
kyle p on Oct 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I do not know. I used it under water. Under that condition it soaked through. However it kept me warm.
What equivalent mm neoprene thermal capacity does this garment have?
Laurence C on Aug 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: About 2.5 to 3 mm.
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