Posted by PnL on February 14, 2003 at 20:56:01:
In Reply to: AquaFlite posted by Chris on February 13, 2003 at 19:59:16:
My wife and I have the "skin-in" material on our wetsuits. They are warm, but the downside is that they can't be stitched - only glued on the "skin-in" side. Ours have aquaseal in various places where it ripped or where the seams separated ;) The material needs to be treated with care as it can rip easily against sharper edges (rough finger nails, rings etc).
If you plan on diving very often then I would recommend against a "skin-in" as its durability is questionable, especially if you're hard on your suits. If you're going custom, you can always get the skin-in material on the cuffs of your arms/legs/neck and the rest standard neoprene which can be stitched on both sides. This will minimize water entry/movement which is what keeps you warm. This is what I would have done in retrospect.
YMMV, IMHO, etc
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