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10 Top Selected Scuba Diving Wetsuits

10 Top Selected Scuba Diving Wetsuits
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If you are going to spend a lot of time underwater, in other words you go for diving, then the necessity of owning a wetsuit is undeniable. The history of wetsuits dates back to the early ’50s, and since then their design have undergone a lot of changes. As M. Warshaw, a surf historian, says ’’every year, there are new zippers... it’s almost like car design’’.

The genesis of wetsuits comes from Hugh Bradner,a physicist, who in 1951 proposed the neoprene wetsuits to replace the originally synthetic rubber version. Nevertheless, it is Jack O’Neill who popularised wetsuits, which has become a life changing invention for a number of divers and not only. Nowadays we can enjoy a big choice of wetsuits from quality proofed manufacturers.

Here are 10 top selected wetsuits which you may consider for your next purchase. The wetsuits are available with different thickness. Alongside with your purchase, you will get Fourth Element Sub- 30 Technical Garment Wash as a GIFT, which you can use to wash your wetsuit. Sub-30 is environmentally friendly and does not contain optical bleach, phosphates, zeolites or fabric softener. The offer is valid until the 30th of September


Fourth Element Proteus II1. Fourth Element Proteus II 3mm

Fourth Element Proteus II 5mm

The Fourth Element Proteus is a durable and versatile dive wetsuit. This suit is built to last with its Dura Wear patches on the hips and shoulders, to protect it from wear from weigh belts and BCDs. It uses superstretch neoprene on the arms and legs to give you more mobility. It’s durability and attention to detail make the Proteus one of the best wetsuits for diving out there.

The Fourth Element Xenos 2. The Fourth Element Xenos 3mm

The Fourth Element Xenos 5mm

The Fourth Element Xenos is designed for Rapid Donning and Doffing. The Xenos wetsuit line has been developed for the discerning diver who needs an easy-to-don wetsuit that performs well and looks great, with an addition of colour and the use of stretch neoprene. Hardwearing knee panels; Hydrolock wrist seals; Internal ankle seals with easy-on cuff design; Glideskin neck seal; Thermoflex lining with Thermocore chest panel; Double glued and blindstitched seams to minimise water entry; Double smoothskin zip-flap on 3mm and 5mm full suits reduces water entry through back zipper.

Cressi Castoro 3. Cressi Castoro 5mm

Cressi Castoro 7mm

The Cressi Castoro wetsuit will keep you warm — while still giving you freedom of movement when you're underwater — in cooler waters. It's made of double-lined neoprene, comes in women's and men's versions, and features both wrist and ankle zips for easy donning and doffing. Wrist and ankle seals feature the Aquastop system, which uses smooth-skin 2 mm neoprene covered in Metallite. An ultrastrong YKK rear zipper comes with an Aquastop underzip lining to minimize water intrusion. Cressi Castoro 5mm a traditional modular wetsuit made up of a one-piece, jacket and hood, which can all be purchased separately. Cressi Castoro Plus - 7mm - One-piece wetsuit for temperate and cold water. The special soft 7-mm Neoprene delivers an excellent fit. Rear zip and watertight edges. Separate hood.

Mares Wetsuit Reef 4. Mares Wetsuit Reef 3mm

Reef is the ideal 3mm suit for warm water dives. Wrist, ankle and neck seals are enriched with the aquastop finish. These applications reduce the continuous water flow. The chest area comes with a soft and stretchy rubber panel making this suit ideal for multiple surface water sports.

Cressi Apnea 5. Cressi Apnea

Cressi Apnea A well-cut suit with particular attention to comfort around the areas where the body suffers most friction. Internal layer in metallic black and a thickness of 3,5 mm, 5 mm and 7 mm. New design of the loading/reloading chestplate and special kneepads for extra protection.

Scubapro Everflex 6. Scubapro Everflex 3/2mm

Scubapro Everflex 5/4mm

Scubapro Everflex 7/5mm

The Scubapro Everflex wetsuit is designed to move naturally with your body which gives you a high level of comfort, stretch and flexibility. One great feature is the diagonal back zipper that goes from your left hip to right shoulder this is much more comfortable than traditional zip that follows your spine, it’s also easier to put on and take off. If you’re looking for a great fit, the Everflex is for you.

Mares Flexa 7. Mares Flexa 3.2.2mm

Mares Flexa 5.4.3mm

Mares Flexa 8.6.5m

The Mares Flexa is high quality wetsuit with a ton of attention to detail. This suit incorporated different neoprene thicknesses for different areas of the body. This design helps it be more flexible and efficient when it comes to keeping you warm and comfortable underwater. It comes with an internal thermo plush lining which is soft, smooth and durable. This is a solid wetsuit that divers love.

Scubapro Oneflex 8. Scubapro Oneflex 5mm

Scubapro Oneflex 7mm

Here’s a practical Oneflex Wetsuit built for cold water and multiple dives in temperate waters. The attached hood maximises heat retention and minimises water entry. The front zipper makes it easy to put on and take off without assistance. The quality neoprene is stretchy and comfortable but also durable – this makes it an ideal suit for repeated use at training centers and rental locations. Constructed of high-stretch N2S eco-friendly 5mm X-Foam neoprene for comfort and range of motion Diagonal front zipper with metal slider is durable, easy to use and makes easy work of self-donning

Scubapro Definition IR5 Steamer 9. Scubapro Definition IR5 Steamer Wetsuit

The new DEFINITION 5MM steamer is built with the Body Map System, a manufacturing method that uses a 3D cut, special tailoring and material inserts to create a suit that fits the body like a glove, provides extra stretch where it's needed most, and offers a level of warmth, comfort and durability well-suited to active temperate-water and warm-water divers. This wetsuits is CE certified as a Class B dive suit -- rated for water temperatures ranging from 50ºF (10ºC) to 64.5ºF (18ºC). It not only excels in keeping you warm, its Ultraspan chest panel and Stretchtec side panels team up to deliver lots of stretch for the ultimate in comfort and range of motion. The infrared fleece interior lining reflects body heat to ratchet up warmth even more, plus it's comfortable as can be against the skin.

Waterproof W1 Wetsuits Overall with Front-Zipper 10. Waterproof W1 Wetsuits Overall with Front-Zipper

Taking on the challenge to create a front zip, fully-functional, innovative suit with enough technical features to set it apart from all its competitors – the Waterproof R&D staff welcomed the chance to create the impossible. This technically advanced suit was awarded one of the most prestigious design awards in the world: the Red Dot Design Award. The W1, with its unsurpassed quality, unique functionality and ergonomic design, impressed the judges enough to grant it the "Best of the Best" award in the Product Design category.


Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/business/jack-oneill-dead-popularized-the-wet-suit.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/magazine/who-made-that-wet-suit.html

https://www.theadventurejunkies.com/best-wetsuits-for-diving/

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