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Vegas
09-13-2007, 15:28
I am curious!

I like to wear my hooded vest Over my wetsuit,
my buddy wears his inside his wetsuit....

What do you all do?

skdvr
09-13-2007, 17:24
If it is just a hooded vest it is supposed to go on the inside. If it is a hooded shortie then it goes on the outside. Only beacause with the vest there will be a lot of water circulation between your wetsuit and the vest. Since the shortie has legs the water circulation is less.

Now there is not a hard and fast rule on this, this is just the way I see most people diving.

If it works for you with it on the outside there is nothing wrong with it..

Phil

CompuDude
09-13-2007, 18:34
If it's so cold I need to layer a wetsuit, I dive dry instead!

Aussie
09-13-2007, 18:34
Same as Skdvr

Aussie

medicdiver
09-13-2007, 20:06
Most of the people I see with a hooded vest wear it inside the wet suit. I'm like Compudude, if I need to layer I will go dry.

meesier42
09-13-2007, 20:08
personnally inside

Kidder
09-13-2007, 20:14
I wear mine on the inside. I think that there would be too much potential for heat to be lost.

Capt Hook
09-13-2007, 20:37
I wear mine on the outside.

skdvr
09-13-2007, 21:16
If it's so cold I need to layer a wetsuit, I dive dry instead!

:smiley19:I wish that I did not have to layer all that neoprene. I want to dive dry...:smiley19:

Phil

mm_dm
09-13-2007, 21:32
I used to use a hooded vest under the wetsuit when layering (prior to drysuit). One thing that bugged me was air getting trapped where the hood met the vest, but I can't imagine trying to get that thing over a wetsuit...

awap
09-14-2007, 04:05
Legs in wetsuit. Rest. Booties on. Rest. Wrestle hooded vest on. Rest and drink water. Torso in wetsuit. Rest. Whose idea was this? Continue gear up.

Also, I often add a chemical heater between the wetsuit and the vest which has to be activated and dropped down the neck just before you enter the water. Don't think it would work with vest on the outside.

ScubaGir1
09-14-2007, 04:25
I wear mine on the inside :)

Vegas
09-14-2007, 14:20
. . .. .
Also, I often add a chemical heater between the wetsuit and the vest which has to be activated and dropped down the neck just before you enter the water. Don't think it would work with vest on the outside.

What sort of chemical heater? this sounds interesting. . . .
Is it kind of like the little packets you can buy to put in your (snow) ski boots?

tremtech
09-14-2007, 14:28
I use a chemical heater (pee) I wear my hood inside suit and my booties inside too, Warning NO PETER PANS ALLOWED on my boat

chinacat46
09-14-2007, 14:59
I normally wear my hooded vest on the inside of my suit but I've worn it on the outside as well. I think I'm warmer if it's inside. YMMV

rubberduck
09-14-2007, 15:07
I have a hooded shortie i wear on the outside.

Vercingetorix
09-14-2007, 16:01
I just dove with 7mil hooded vest over 7mil full suit. It was a b*tch to put that vest on over.

I never thought to wear it under. Doh!!! (smacks forehead...twice)

awap
09-14-2007, 16:14
. . .. .
Also, I often add a chemical heater between the wetsuit and the vest which has to be activated and dropped down the neck just before you enter the water. Don't think it would work with vest on the outside.

What sort of chemical heater? this sounds interesting. . . .
Is it kind of like the little packets you can buy to put in your (snow) ski boots?

http://quantumheat.net/index.html

The ones I use are 3" x 6" which I don't see listed any more. They put off warmth for 35 to 45 minutes. Caution - they hit 140 degrees and will burn if in direct contact with your skin.

Ajuva
09-14-2007, 16:46
Deffo dive dry!

You know it makes sense.

Bring the Payne
09-15-2007, 13:51
Inside and I have to say putting on a hooded vest is a nightmare.

mdwestgrl
09-18-2007, 10:46
I would have to say inside would be warmer.