Reviewed by Cedar Shoals Inc from Cedar Key Florida on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Overall a good suit. Ours get used on the job, daily. My only is that the cuff flaps seem to have been installed with glue alone and have proven to be unable to stand up to daily usage . However, Sierra Trading Post and their helpful staff have proven time and again to be outstanding!
Reviewed by JB from Jacksonville, FL on Thursday, November 22, 2012
This is my 5th wetsuit ever purchased and I'm an active diver & surfer. The fit of these suits is bizarre. Leg and arm cuffs are huge while the torso is relatively small. I'm athletic build: 6'2" 190#, 43" chest. So, I ordered a 2XL. It fit in legth, but the inseem was short, ie. crotch hung low, the arm/leg seals were huge, chest about right. Exchanged for an XL. Overall length was too short but tolerable except that the arm and calf seals were still far too big, toatally defeating the purpose of a semi-dry suit. I guess for someone with short pudgy appendages this would be a good fit provided they have a relatively small chest and no belly? Good luck. I sent them both back. STP was great in that regard, but I wasted my time and shipping $$$.
Reviewed by Aquaseal from Olympia WA on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I use this product for coldwater diving (45 degrees) in combination with a Bare Arctic Step in vest. I get cold, but I'm definitely pushing the limits of what you can do with a wetuit. Semi-dry is a myth with this suit, at least I get really wet in it.
What gets me about the suit is the cheap construction and lousy neoprene. The wrist and ankle seals the glue is separating after 6 dives. It seems as though the "seamless bonding" glue is somewhat water soluble. The wrist and ankle seals are also huge, so even when rolled under, they still don't seal well, and the wrist and ankle zippers don't tighten enough to help either.
All problems aside, I think with a couple tubes of aquaseal to modify the wrist and ankle seals, and to fix the lousy original glue job, it'll be a serviceable wetsuit that will provide a decent number of moderately good dives.
I'd reccomend the suit but just don't expect the deal of the century. You get what you pay for.
Reviewed by Tuna Man from Twin Lakes, Co. on Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Whitewater rafting & kayaking in very cold water high altitude in Colorado Rockies.
The 7mm suit keeps me warm. Used a 3mm before and was almost hypothermic after 20 miles on the Arkansas River in May.
Nothing to complain about. It does the job.
Best Uses: Colder Water, Paddling
Chest Size: Feels true to size
Describe Yourself: Professional
Length: Feels true to length
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Easy To Put On And Off, Warm