Hey guys just a few questions as we move into the cooler winter months here in Wellington,I currently dive in an Otter Tri-lam and usuallt dive in my 4rth Element Arctic undersuit with a single merino underlayer from Kathmandu,last winter I still found the temps down at 13 degrees cool.
Now after a year and a bit my dive air consumption has dropped considerably along with my weights I now dive with weight between 4kgs and 7-8kgs depending on if I take the can light or not.
So with longer dive durations I am looking at spending longer time down there,and as we all know there is no insulation in a Tri-laminate suit,I have proved this one as I dive the pool in a t-shirt in my Tri-lam for training and dont get hot or cold.
Anyway I was just wondering if those who dive in the Tri-lams could recommend the SUBX's?
I am happy with the ARCTICs I got from Pete Mes but I think as he said before to me that it is not suitable for cold water diving in NZ in the winter.
And the 4rth element web site confirms this....
4rth Element wrote:ARCTIC EXTREME PERFORMANCE UNDERSUIT
Suitable for year round use underneath neoprene drysuits or summer use under membrane suits.
So instead of wearing 2 layers of merino top and bottom and then the Arctic's I thought I would look at something warmer and from what I see the next step up is the 4rth Element SUBX set up...or do you guys reccomend anything else or have tried anything else.
I am more than happy to go the way of the SUBX but was just interested to hear thoughts on it or anything similar.
Thanks in advance: