There’s nothing better than a killer summer deal, and we love dishing the good ones out to you from LeisurePro. Summer is a good time to shop for sales on wetsuits, as the summer months typically allow for less exposure protection than usual. Here are some quality wetsuits that are on closeout so LeisurePro can make room for next season’s gear. Happy shopping and diving!
Just because summer is officially here doesn’t mean it’s all bathing suits and nothing else for divers. There are many excellent dive sites where the summer sun barely has an effect on the water temperature, and if it does, it’s likely to still be pretty chilly. That’s why this 2-piece from Akona is perfect for cold water divers. At 6.5mm, the farmer and the jacket create a double layer of insulation from the cold, but either piece can be worn on its own in case of warmer trends. The neck, wrists, and ankles are flush-cut to minimize leaks and flushing, and the glide-skin material from which they are constructed ensures easier donning and doffing. The shoulders of the jacket feature grippy panels that help keep your BCD in place, and flexible knee pads offer comfortable but durable protection from abrasions. This is a terrific set of gear at a price that you can’t afford to pass up. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.
On the other side of the summer diving coin are those lucky warm water divers, basking in the sun’s glow for months on end. However, warm water needs exposure protection too, so at least get into something like the H2 Titanium 3mm shorty from Henderson. The H2 series is constructed from a memory foam rubber lined with titanium, offering 250 percent more stretch than the average neoprene wetsuit. All openings feature rolled seals for the ultimate in warmth and leak prevention, and Henderson’s proprietary Aquasilk fabric technology protects your wetsuit from pilling and other abrasions that eventually wear down fabric. Blind-lock stitching and double glued seams ensure that this soft, lightweight shorty stays with you for the long haul. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.
And finally, for those dives that need a little extra exposure protection as an addition to gear or standalone, we really like this 7mm Elastek vest from Bare. An integrated hood not only keeps your head warm, but lessens the likelihood of leaks that would come from wearing a separate hood and suit. A diagonal zipper across the chest allows for easy entry, and the arm and face gaskets seal tightly to the skin for a flush fit. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.