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wetsuits 2 piece vs 1
windwarddiver - 9/23/2020 6:04 PM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 3

I’ve rented wetsuits and not fond of the fight to get them on and off. So I"m wondering if a 2 piece suit is just as good? Thanks
Eric_R - 9/23/2020 11:52 PM
General speaking a two piece farmer john will keep you warmer than a one piece as long as both suits are constructed of the same material and use the same construction methods. I use to dive a farmer john but replaced it with a Aqua Lock one piece. The seems are all sealed and there are wrist and ankles seals. This suit is warmer and super easy to put on. I don’t think it is as durable as my old suit.
LatitudeAdjustment - 9/24/2020 9:39 AM
Sometimes it’s about the fit. When my daughter was shopping the farmer Jane fit her best but for me I like a one piece.
BeekeeperGreg - 9/28/2020 8:04 PM
I like my 3mm Farmer John with a 3mm top. When the water is above 72, I go topless. I am comfortable to 60 F or less. Compare to my 7mm one piece I don’t get the cold rush down my back.