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    Shirley it's the point of buying a "bespoke" suit: hall your carcass into the 'tailors' and get them to measure you. Then it's their problem if it doesn't fit.

    Personally struggle with the concept of an off-the-shelf suit costing circa 2000 when bespoke suits are the same money. Having a supplier with the attitude of "it's your problem if it doesn't fit" is bang out of order.

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    Don’t understand the draw to bare considering these sort of issues. We’ve got fantastic drysuit manufacturers in the uk that’ll do something that fits.

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    I dived in 7 degree water on the weekend;

    Mountain Warehouse thermals
    PBX - Othree
    Otter trilam suit

    Bit chilly on entry, was fine once got moving

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    hmm. I had a similar conversation with Bare a few years ago. They didn't have a suit I could actually try on with my usual undersuit in the 'right size' in the UK and when I asked if they would take it back and swap it for a different size if it didn't fit properly they said no. So I walked away and bought an Othree suit.

    life is too short and drysuits are too expensive to risk ending up with an ill fitting suit. I wouldn't buy one without either trying it on or a promise to change it if it doesn't fit properly when it arrives.
    I agree with your viewpoint. There are enough quality manufacturers out there who will either fit you with your proposed undersuit (or swap it if it doesn't work) or do a full made to measure that buying a potentially ill fitting off the peg shouldn't even be a consideration.

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    what is the difference between trilaminate and membrane suit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    what is the difference between trilaminate and membrane suit?
    same suit different words for a posh plastic bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_hk View Post
    Sorry to disagree but I would recommend exact opposite - get a proper undersuit to keep you warm don't keep layering up - 6 layers will be bulky and expensive. I used a heated vest if its really cold but normally 2 layers only - simple base layer (don't waste money on diving branded stuff). I have never found anything warmer than thinsulate ... 3 degree is 400g territory.

    I have never dived with someone who warmer than me wearing FE.
    You wear abase layer under your 400g? I remember once when buying the weezle extreme undercut and the guy saying wear nothing under the suit bar a pair of swimming trunks. Which 400g undersuit do you wear please? I can't imagine going in water any colder than 3 degrees myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    You wear abase layer under your 400g? I remember once when buying the weezle extreme undercut and the guy saying wear nothing under the suit bar a pair of swimming trunks. Which 400g undersuit do you wear please? I can't imagine going in water any colder than 3 degrees myself.
    I wear base layers to stop the suit smelling rather than give warmth. I have several different brand undersuits - DUI have been very good and very durable. I have a santi - its not as well cut (despite being custom) and the durability remains untested. I also have a NF (Chinese brand) that is very cheap and appears good (in the short term, i.e., so far)


 
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