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The best wetsuit for freediving in cold water

A 7mm freediving wetsuit made of top quality neoprene, with open cell on the inside and super-stretch nylon on the outside.
Wetsuit
SKU: 700.954.29
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100
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I picked this wetsuit for the store because it is high quality while also being a great deal. You won't find a 7mm open-cell freediving wetsuit for less than $200 anywhere else.

What's good about this wetsuit

  • Top quality Korean Jako neoprene
    The most important factor in choosing a wetsuit is the quality of its neoprene. High quality neoprene is extremely warm, but still light and flexible, allowing you to take full breaths and enter and exit the suit easily. Flexibility also means you can go down a size, getting a watertight fit without compromising ease of movement.

    Our wetsuit is made from Jako's MSL neoprene, a new neoprene line which is stretchier and more compression resistant than Yamamoto 39, the previous gold standard for freediving wetsuits (600% vs. 520% elongation rate - stats here).

    Like Yamamoto, Jako's neoprene is made from limestone, the warmest and most environmentally friendly source material.
  • 7mm open cell on the inside
    Open cell is warmer than any other kind of neoprene, because the open cells act like thousands of tiny suction cups, sticking to your skin to keep cold water out.
  • Super-stretch nylon on the outside
    Nylon protects the wetsuit against wear and UV rays. Our nylon is super-stretch to make putting on and taking off the wetsuit easy.
  • "High waist" not "Farmer John" style
    A "Farmer John" style wetsuit covers your chest with the pants as well as the top. This makes it harder for you to take a full final breath before a dive. It also means you have to take off your top to be able to pee. Our wetsuit is "high waist" style means the pants cover your core, but stop below your chest.
  • Knee, elbow and chest pads
    Knee and elbow pads protect the wetsuit from abrasion. Our pads are sewn into the wetsuit, not just glued on.
  • Watertight seals around face, wrists and ankles
    Smoothskin neoprene all the way up to the edge of the wrists, ankles and face provides watertight seals. Avoid wetsuits which sew nylon over this edge, breaking the seal and letting water in.
  • Double clasp fastener
    When hands are cold, it is easier to unfasten a double clasp than a single clasp. Our clasps are double and come with reinforced anchoring in the suit.

Choosing your size

Use the size charts below to choose your size. Choose a size that fits you snugly, because high quality neoprene will stretch and mold to your body. The formula for staying warm in cold water is high quality neoprene + a snug fit.
Sizing Tips
  • Measure yourself
    Measure yourself around the fullest part of your chest, the narrowest part of your waist, and the widest part of your hips. If you don't have a tape measure, you can get one from Amazon for $3.

    Then check your measurements against the size charts, putting most importance on your chest and waist, medium importance on your hips, and low importance on your height (it doesn't matter if a wetsuit is a bit short or long). If you are between sizes, go with the lower size, because the high quality neoprene this wetsuit is made of can stretch to accommodate your body shape, and a tight wetsuit will keep you warmer than a loose one. But don't go too tight on the chest, because you want to still be able to take a full breath comfortably.
  • Mix and match tops & bottoms
    You can mix a size 4 top with a size 6 bottom if that fits your measurements best. You can even mix cuts, such as an M on top and F on bottom.
  • Standard sizes aren't right for everyone
    If your measurements differ wildly from those on the charts, consider getting a custom wetsuit. Some excellent custom wetsuit makers are Elios, Polosub and Hi. A snug fit everywhere is important for staying warm.

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