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Beuchat Semi-Dry Comfort 6.5mm Wetsuit Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Beuchat Semi-Dry Comfort 6.5mm Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Wetsuits

As Beuchat is a French company, and even France’s Mediterranean coastal waters are not exactly warm, one might expect that it puts out top-notch wetsuits. The Semi-Dry Comfort is no exception. The suit is a one-piece made from 6.5 mm Elaskin neoprene with a plush interior liner. The construction is flexible and stretchy, so the suit is forgiving in terms of sizing. The Semi-Dry Comfort is a rear-entry design, with a watertight plastic zipper.

As implied by the “semi-dry” designation, this Beuchat suit has some serious seals around the neck, wrists and ankles. The latter set (wrists and ankles) of wetsuit openings are closed up by a double-set of smoothskin seals. The neck has an oversized, turtleneck-style 3mm smoothskin seal.

Another touch is a standard fixture for Beuchat’s thicker wetsuits, namely a thigh-mounted hook for clipping on a hood (Beuchat’s hoods usually come with a matching ring). It’s a handy extra, since no one would ever dive in a 6.5 mm wetsuit without a hood in the first place.

Overall, the Beuchat Semi-Dry Comfort 6.5 mm wetsuit offer good exposure protection at a reasonable price, making it a logical candidate for a diver looking for a middling semi-dry suit.

Average Price: $350