NeoSport’s X-Span three-two jumpsuit is made of an incredibly soft and flexible neoprene sandwiched between a super-elastic fabric laminate, making this tropical dive suit about as comfortable and flexible as they come. The extra-soft rubber forms to your body, and features anatomically fitted two-mil arms and legs. The flatlock seams are comfortable against bare skin, and the wrist and ankle cuffs are rolled nylon, great for warm-water diving. The adjustable collar prevents water entry and "scooping" while swimming, and the non-corrosive zipper is backed by a nylon underflap and double overflap seal. The multi-layered kneepads are thermally bonded and offer good leg protection. The bottom line: The X-Span three-two has a lot going for it. It’s comfortable and incredibly stretchy, and it’s available in 10 mens and seven womens sizes. Best of all, it comes with a price tag that will fit even the most thrifty budgets. Click here for more information. Find this product at your local NeoSport dealer.
60:Second ScubaLab: NeoSport X-Span 3/2 Jumpsuit
Features: Four-way stretch neoprene; smooth-skin O-ring seals at wrist and ankles; smooth-skin seal at neck with Velcro closure; padded double smooth- skin zipper seal; nonslip pads across shoulders and top of chest.
Features: Water-resistant chest zipper; 8 mm hood with 5 mm smooth-skin seal; double-glued and lock-stitched seams; 10 mm pad over spine and kidneys; seamless underarms; abrasion-resistant knee reinforcement.
Features: New-style cuffs at wrist and ankle; prebent anatomic legs and arms; three-way zipper seal; spine and kidney padding for comfort and insulation; abrasion-resistant knees.
You know what a wetsuit does for you while scuba diving — but how important is the material it's made from? Our ScubaLab director gives expert advice in the 2014 Gear Guide on how wetsuits work, and what designs you should look for when shopping.
SCUBAPRO's EverFlex 5/4 wetsuit is specially molded with pre-formed arms and legs for a form-hugging and flexible fit. High-stretch neoprene is used in two thicknesses to maximize both core warmth and mobility in a suit ideal for a wide range of temperatures.
The Everflex C-Zip brings surfing style and function to scuba divers. High-stretch neoprene provides a flexible, easy swimming fit as well as the warmth multiple-dive days require.
Designed for female divers using a new Body Map system, Subgear’s Element three-mil steamer keeps ladies warm and looking good. Super-stretch neoprene and strategically placed Ultra-Span panels provide the perfect balance of warmth and flexibility. Smooth-skin wrist and ankle seals help keep water out, and the plush torso lining feels good against the skin. It’s a fashionable and comfortable suit that provides reliable warmth for recreational diving.
Bare Velocity wetsuits feature Progressive Full-Stretch Technology with three full-stretch materials for maximum comfort and durability. The highest-stretch fabric covers the shoulders, arms and torso sides where unrestricted movement is critical. The fabric covering chest and legs offers more shape retention, compression resistance and durability, and the fabric protecting the knees provides maximum abrasion resistance. Available in 3, 5, and 7 millimeter in a full range of men’s and women’s sizes.
IST’s Flexus jumpsuits are available in three thicknesses—3 mil, 5 mil, and 7 mil—to provide dependable thermal protection in both temperate and tropical waters. The 5 and 7 mil suits are triple glued and double blind-stitched, with the 7 mil offering zippers on the ankles to aid in getting in and out of the suit.
Ready to buy your first set of gear? From buying new dive gear to taking care of what you already own, these simple tips will help you get the most out of your money.