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Body Glove EXO 7mm Scuba Wetsuit Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Body Glove EXO 7mm Scuba Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Wetsuits

The EXO 7mm is Body Glove’s high-end “semi-dry” suit. The suit is made from Body Glove’s Magna-Flex, a soft, lightweight and stretchy type of neoprene, and put together with triple-glued blind-stitching. For extra waterproofing, the interior seams are permanently taped. However, this attention to the seams is easily counterbalanced by the equal lack of attention paid to the seals. The wrists and ankles have nothing to speak of, and the collar has only a partially effective adjustable collar. The latter is reported to be comfortable, but not a solid water barrier. The back zipper has seal flaps.

The fabric makes the suit lighter than one might expect from a hefty 7mm wetsuit, and combined with the Thermofiber liner, the EXO 7mm is a comfy suit as well. That is, in fact, the suit’s main selling point. Both owners and Scuba Gear Reports gave the suit high marks for comfort, and it seems much of the frills on the EXO 7mm were aimed at making it an easy-to-wear wetsuit.

However, in terms of exposure performance, the EXO 7mm isn’t as good as other wetsuits in the same category, like the Cressi Lontra. Owners place the wetsuit’s performance well within the standard temperature range for a wetsuit of this type (mid-50s to mid-60s), but it is not one of those super semi-drysuits that can venture into very cold water and traditional drysuit territory.

The EXO 7mm comes in both men’s and women’s formats. The men’s version is available in either black or black with blue trim, while the women’s version is all-black.

Average Price: $395