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Welcome to Dive Gear Reviews, a comprehensive guide to scuba diving equipment. Scuba diving is an expensive pursuit, so looking up reviews for a particular article of equipment is a wise precaution before investing any hard-earned money in it. However, consumer reviews may or may not be written by an experienced diver, and magazine reviews could be suspect due to the advertising ties of the publication in question. Dive Gear Reviews provides cross-referenced reviews assembled by an expert, making it possible to see at a glance what multiple sources said about a particular piece of scuba equipment. If one magazine loved a scuba regulator or a dive computer, but the consumers hated it, that information will be found here.

Mares Tropic 3mm Wetsuit Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Mares Tropic 3mm Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Wetsuits

The Tropic earned both the Tester’s Choice and the Best Buy awards from Scuba Diving magazine. Made from a multi-layered material that is flexible and also fast-drying on the chest. Dive considered the latter quality a plus, since it means staying warm on the dive boat after the fun is over. The suit is glued and stitched, but only stitched on the outside. That eliminated itchy stitching from the inside of the suit. Dive magazine also went on to write that while the Tropic was not the most flexible of suits, it was very comfortable. The neck seal is adjustable and the zipper is sealed, reducing water-transfer to a minimum. Sport Diver labeled it a good, all-around wetsuit as useful for canyoning as for scuba diving, making it ideal for someone who needs to multi-task their wetsuit.

Average Price: $160
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