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wanted membrane drysuit

Discussion in 'Personal Ads' started by mark hammill, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. mark hammill

    mark hammill Member

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    hi all due to me having an allergy to neoprene i'm after a membrane dry suit
    i'm short 5'8" and round 16st lol have tried a xl on but didn't have enough room round the chest 48"and gut 40"
    will consider any condition as long as waterproof
    cheers mark
     
  2. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    My Seaskin would be a good fit, shame it's neither dry nor for sale... :D
     
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  3. mark hammill

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    not dry ?????
     
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    j_b Well-Known Member

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    You know you're meant to wear it, not eat it ;)
     
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    Zubar Active Member
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    You really need a made to measure suit. Seaskin are good and cheap, up from there is O3 (who will customise off the peg or full MTM, not sure if they do membrane), Otter who are very popular with cave divers, RoHo (Robinhood Watersports) don't know much about them, then there are the elite like Santi.

    C
     
  6. mark hammill

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    okay looks like i'll be renting for lanzarote and get a mtm after that
     
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    Roho always seem to get good reviews without being mega expensive and there's always Hammond's - I've used them a couple of times and the is service seems pretty good.
     
  8. Zubar

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    I have a Seaskin (Neo) and like it as do many others, Doom has one and has had some fitting issues. I think there will be a duffer from every maker. If I got another suit and a membrane I'd look at Otter, but thats just me, and you are talking a lot of money. So would probably get another Seaskin as mine has been fine (ish, a few niggles).
     
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    I use a waterproof at the moment and won't be getting another. I quite fancy an otter brittanic funds allowing when the time comes.
     
  10. Doomanic

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    RoHo; I only know one person who's had one. It was MTM and a worse fit than mine (or he got really fat while they were making it). It was also a tea-bag from new.
    Hammonds and Predator do good suits, but delivery times can be iffy apparently.
    Otter; good suits, although according to my buddy who has one they suffer from shrinkage... :D
    Santi; also suffer from shrinkage, eh Becs? ;) Expensive, £1700 for MTM.
    O'Three; very good suits, I'd describe pricing as mid-range (£1300ish for a top of the line suit) but neo.

    What's the issue with the neo allergy? If it's just where the material hits skin that's only the seals so you could get them to fit latex or silicone.
     
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    j_b Well-Known Member

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    I think this illustrates the problem quite nicely... Whatever firm you opt for... It'll be the wrong one! Lol
     
  12. mark hammill

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    Well roho and otter are led than five miles away so I'll be one of them to make it
    The allergy is pretty severe as nearly ended up in a&e over Christmas so has to be membrane have tried to use a barrier in the past with mountain bike body armour but I still had the reaction so avoidance is the best policy
    Cheers for the advice
     
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    If budget stretches and you're local to them, otter would be a really good choice
     
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    Yep, Otter Brittanic, I quite covet one of those. Some mental cave divers swear by them so must be good and mid price.
    Get bonded Kubi gloves while you are at it.
     
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    Or bonded SiTech Antares.

    And 2 big pockets.
     
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    Where you going in Lanzarote? I have looked at going there but couldn't choose. Thanks.

    C
     
  17. mark hammill

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    Were going to Puerto del Carmen with roho to complete my open water using safari diving
    It looks quite good for beginners and more experienced divers alike with plenty of fish wrecks and lava caves close by
     
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    I have a Brittanic front entry, well made suits, tough as nails. Otter are quite brilliant in their customer service too.
     

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