The Cressi Fast Mens 7mm Wetsuit is a thick and warm wetsuit for diving in colder waters. 7mm of neoprene is specially made to resist compression at depth so you keep the warmth even at depth. New seals around the wrists and under the zip hep slow water ingress to keep you warmer for longer by slowing water movement.
Who's the 7mm Fast For?
You can dive during all but the coldest months in the UK in a 7mm with the correct accessories like gloves and a hood. 7mm is one of the thickest neoprenes before it becomes too cumbersome and buoyant so they're typically used in colder waters, longer dives or by divers who feel the cold more.
Boots are essential while scuba diving to keep your feet warm and to wear fins properly. When diving in colder waters a good pair of Gloves will keep your hands warm and protect them from cuts and scrapes. Thicker gloves will be warmer but you will have less dexterity so 3 or 5mm gloves are the most popular.
- One-piece 7 mm wetsuit in double lined neoprene
- Ultraspan neoprene on arms and calves
- Pre-shaped legs
- YKK back zip with under zip lining and water-stop system
- Anti-abrasion reinforcement on the knees
- Wrists and ankles with water-stop system / watertight seals
Cressi was founded in 1946 and was one of the first manufacturers to produce diving masks with dedicated nose pockets and adjustable open heel fins. Cressi have remained an entirely family run company that produces the majority of their products in their Italian factory.
?As with the neck and wrists, the ankle seals help to stop water be flushed into the suit through movement, trapping warm water against the skin and maintaining body temperatureClose.
?The location of the entry zip. The zip is normally located in the centre of the front or rear of the suit but an offset zip can provide better comfort and aid donning and doffing. A wetsuit system usually has a rear entry zip on the full length piece and a front entry zip on the shorty. This is to avoid overlapping the zips which would create an uncomfortable ridge.Close.
|Male or Female Fit|
?Wet suits are specifically cut for either men or women to provide a more comfortable fit.Close.
?The neck seal is an important component of a wetsuit, providing a critical seal against cold water flushing into the suit. An entry level suit will feature a simple zip up collar whilst a high specification suit will have an adjustable closure and smooth finish to create a good seal.Close.
?The type of neoprene is important to you and the environment with cheaper petroleum based neoprenes and hypoallergenic limestone based neoprenes that are better for the environment.Close.
?The stitching can affect both the comfort and also the thermal protection that the suit can provide.
Overlock is the basic stitching type, two pieces are stitched together creating a small ridge which can cause indentations in the skin and irritation.
Flatlock and Blind stitch joins two pieces edge to edge providing a more comfortable flat finish.
Blind stitch is different stitch pattern to flatlock that uses glue. The reduced number of needle hole and use of glue helps reduce water entry through the stitching.
Seam sealed utilises a blind stitch join for comfort with the addition of an internal tape or liquid seal to create a better water barrier and prevent water seeping through the stitching.Close.
?Class A: 7 - 12 degrees celcius
Class B: 10 - 18 degrees celcius
Class C: 16 - 24 degrees celcius
Class D: 22 - 30 degrees celcius
This is the thermal class given to the wetsuit by an independent testing body. Each class band covers a temperatures range that a suit certified for. This grading system currently only applies to full length suits, shorties are excluded. As an example two different 5mm thick wetsuits may look the same but one is more expensive and receives a higher grade. Without the grade to identify that the suit provides better thermal protection it is difficult to justify the higher price.Close.
?The neoprene thickness of the wet suit. Generally speaking the thicker the neoprene the warmer the suit but there are other factors to bear in mind.Close.
?The wrist seal is another important barrier to prevent water flowing freely in and out of the suit.Close.
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