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
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.
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BARE’s ELASTEK 3 mil wetsuit boasts the newest advancements in wetsuit design and incorporates BARE’s latest innovations in dry technology, including SEAMTEK
Subgear’s new Apnea 1 five-mil is a unique wetsuit designed specifically for free diving. It comes with a nylon-lined interior so it’s comfortable against the skin plus easy to climb in and out of. However, its exterior surface is slick to repel water.
Cressi’s Lido two-mil shorty provides enough high-stretch neoprene to help keep you warm and protect against stinging critters, but not so much neoprene that you feel overdressed in the bathtub-warm waters of the tropics.
Designed for cold-water divers, Thermalution’s Power-Heated Undersuit can be worn beneath any wetsuit. A thin, flexible heating element built into the nylon/lycra Undersuit lays against your back and radiates heat while you’re cruising the cold depths.
Features: 3.5 mm Ultraspan highflex neoprene; glued and blind-stitched seams; smoothskin seals at wrists and ankles; smoothskin spinal flap; adjustable collar with smoothskin sealing surface; embossed rubber kneepads.
Features - 3 mm neoprene with high-stretch nylon- and polyester-based exterior and interior laminate; glued and blindstitched seams with full interior taping; glideskin neoprene seals on wrist and ankles; olled-edge smoothskin neck; full-length back zipper; pull-over secondary glideskin neck seal; high-fl ex embossed rubber patterning on knees, shoulders and waist; 1.5 mm Hydrolock neck dam.
Scuba Diving Editor David Espinosa and Sport Diver Editor Eric Michael take Camaro drysuits