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Elios wetsuit review

pete26

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Hi,

I am after a new scuba diving suit. What is the price of the Elios 5mm and 7mm suits please? Does anyone know how they compare to say a 5 or 7mm waterproof suit? Im after a good warm suit and after doing research one thing for sure is that not all 5mm suits for example offer the same warmth however well they fit. Are Elios suits the way forward? Thanks
 

foxfish

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Scuba suits tend to be of a different design to spearfishing- freediving suits and more often than not they are thicker.
A lot depends on where you live or intend to dive, 5mm would not be very popular as a scuba suit in the U.K. but 5mm is perfect for spearfishing.
There are lots of fantastic suits available straight off the shelf unless you have a unusual body shape.
 

pete26

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Scuba suits tend to be of a different design to spearfishing- freediving suits and more often than not they are thicker.
A lot depends on where you live or intend to dive, 5mm would not be very popular as a scuba suit in the U.K. but 5mm is perfect for spearfishing.
There are lots of fantastic suits available straight off the shelf unless you have a unusual body shape.
Hi,

What brand would you call a fantastic suit?

Not all neoprene is of the same quality or provides the same warmth even if both states they are 5mm for example.

I thought you would need to know the thermal conductivity 1st to make a sound judgment when choosing a wetsuit?

Thanks
 

foxfish

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Well if you want to get technical I am probably not the right person to ask!
To be absolutely honest I am not up to speed on scuba suits as I am a free diver.
Do Elios actually make a scuba suit?
Most scuba suits have a nylon lined inside and outside plus a separate hood.
You don’t say where you live or give any other info about you style of diving... will you be diving in cold water down to 100’ or shore diving in a warm sea?
 

pete26

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Hi,

Thanks for the info. I am not the most technical either but I have been doing research and really the right questions do need to be asked to find the right suit. Some suits have the brand name but are no better than less known makes but charge far more. I am based in the UK, but dive in places like SA, where really I need a 7mm. But a good 5mm suit may well work there. As I say it depends on the performance of the suit. It just depends where I dive, I like to try different destinations.

I believe Elios do make suits for diving.
 
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