Warm-wa­ter Wraps

These wet­suits will keep the chill off your trop­i­cal va­ca­tion

Sport Diver - - Dive Briefs - BY ROGER ROY

Bare Re­ac­tive 3 mm

When you dive mul­ti­ple times a day over sev­eral days, even in wa­ter that is a warm 80˚F at depth, you can feel chilled. Bare’s Cel­liant fab­ric tech­nol­ogy helps con­serve body heat and ac­cel­er­ate ther­mal re­cov­ery. Bare’s pro­pri­etary no-stitch tech­nol­ogy adds flex­i­bil­ity and com­fort. $419.95 USD; not avail­able in UK; bare­s­ports.com

Ca­maro Ti­ta­nium 3 Over­all

One down­side to a trop­i­cal div­ing va­ca­tion is that your suit may start to get stinky by the end of the trip. Not so with the Ti­ta­nium 3 — the ma­te­rial doesn’t ab­sorb wa­ter or sweat, plus it dries fast, so it min­i­mizes odors. An­other plus: The G-lock front zip­per is 93.75 per­cent wa­ter­tight. $249.95 USD; 219.95 eu­ros; ca­maro.at

IST Sports WS80 3 mm Jump­suit

The high-grade, su­per­stretch 3 mm neo­prene of IST’S WS80 wet­suit is warm, flex­i­ble and durable. The stitch­ing em­ploys a dou­ble-flat­lock tech­nique to min­i­mize chaf­ing against bare skin, and the rear zip­per is easy to use. All the fea­tures add up to a care­free un­der­wa­ter ex­pe­ri­ence. $150 USD; UK pric­ing not avail­able; ist­sports.com

Scubapro Ever­flex 3/2 mm

The top-of-the-line women’s wet­suit from Scubapro blends for­ward-think­ing de­sign with high-tech ma­te­ri­als to max­i­mize per­for­mance and com­fort. Espe­cially nice: The Di­a­mond Span lin­ing that helps im­prove in­su­la­tion and blind­stitch con­struc­tion that keeps wa­ter out. $362 USD; 239 GBP; scubapro.com

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