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Wetsuits 2vs1???

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murdaINC

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Hi I want to invest in a wetsuit and was wondering about the differences between a onepiece or two. It kinda seems like more and more people and companies are moving towards 2 piece wetsuits. I was wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of both are. Ive only used a one piece before but it seems like it would be easier to get into a one piece than two. Whats the advantage of haveing a real slick inside(i think its called open cell???) and a regular neoprene outside. Any good brands that you guys know of. Thanks in advance
 

Pablo

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All depend on the kind of water you go to be diving in. Is not the same a 24º swim than an excruciating 3h dive in 12º!

The slick inside have more flexibility and properly cut will fit better: that will achieve more insulation, better mobility and ventilation.

On a two piece you don't have any zipper: little area for cold water exchange and no hard spots.

A slick outside achieve better hydrodynamics on the water, and you don't freeze down on an 36 knt boat ride... More flexible but so fragile.

Have a look on the Elios web page they have good explanations (do a search on the forum: is plenty of threads).
 
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