Re: Bear Drysuits questions

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Posted by ncd on December 20, 2005 at 13:36:55:

In Reply to: Bear Drysuits questions posted by Josh.C on December 19, 2005 at 22:05:33:

I have a couple of friends who dive with BARE drysuits, and they are quite happy with them. Their prices are the best feature. These suits are easy to tear however, and so that would be the weakest feature.

My own Zeagle trilam suit has never torn, and has never cost me any maintenance over the 4 years that I have had it. The seals are finally starting to wear out however, after 4 years of use, and therefore I am having dry gloves installed now, and a new neck seal as well. The attached boots are still good, even after 4 years, and need no maintenance work done on them yet.

I donít like DUI suits because of their fold in the middle. The Zeagles are a single piece trilam with no fold in the middle.

If you are focused on price, then BAREs are hard to beat. If you are focused on durability, then DUI or Zeagle will better. If you donít mind the fold in the middle then DUI is probably made for you. But DUI and Zeagle are not low priced.

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