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07-14-2007, 21:21
Great products and a good company.....fair customer service.

I own only BARE wet and dry suits!

07-15-2007, 06:34
I'm right there with you, I dive Bare wet and dry. Although my "vacation" 3mm suit is a neosport, but only because it was cheap for the time or two I actually go anywhere with it.

07-15-2007, 06:42
I wear a Bare 3/2 and am quite happy with it. Now if the manufacturers (Bare included) would realize that some women are tall and not model thin I'd be tickled pink!

07-15-2007, 13:40
Kudos to Bare, we love our NexGen drysuits! We bought them as our first drysuits and we have no complaints!
<DIV>My wife enjoys Bare because of the Tall/Short options- well, the short option for her...</DIV>

07-19-2007, 10:24
Anyone else have trouble with Bare sizing? I feel like the suits run a bit small. Just received my full 3/2 wetsuit. I followed the sizing chart. The only thing that was a little off was waist, which would have pushed me up to the next size. I chose to stick with the smaller size and see how it fit. Oddly enough the waist fit just fine, but the chest/back was much too tight and the height seemed to be too short and those were within the sizing chart guidelines.

07-19-2007, 10:43
sizing is never an exact science, but there are options to change the fit slightly if it's off.

07-19-2007, 10:56
sizing is never an exact science, but there are options to change the fit slightly if it's off.

Yeah, that part I've read about and if this was just a little off, I wouldn't have posted the question. It won't even zip up once it gets to my mid-back. This is an initial choose a size from the chart type issue.

07-19-2007, 19:35
Weird that you found them small. I thought the exact opposite, but wait, my wife agrees with you. Now I have no idea. I guess it depends onhow you're proportioned.The nice thing is that they have a ton of size options available and ST (shameless plug) seems to have them all.

07-26-2007, 08:37
Tried a size larger when I ordered the 7mm and still doesn't fit right. The chest and neck are still super tight. I had issues breathing, plus there's no way a hood could be tucked into it. So I think I'm going to give up on Bare for now, I need a suit next week. I tried the Aqualung Flex 7mm a couple weeks ago, so I decided to order one of those instead. It fit right and was pretty comfortable for a 7mm.

I was really hoping the Bare would work out for me. Not sure why there's a problem, I'm a pretty tiny person and don't have a weird body shape or anything like that, everything is pretty proportionate.

07-27-2007, 19:16
I have a 7/6 bare wetsuit I got from ST... thing is a beast to get on, and off... but i dive it alot more than my 3mm. It's pretty much all I dive now actually.

10-06-2007, 20:43
I am plus size nd i found on ebay a bare shorty. Hubby and I went to the website and loked at the size chart. he suprised me and to my bier suprize the thing fit perfectLy going by the chart!
IF THAT FIT PERFRCT THEN I KNOW THAT THE 14+ WILL fit perfect. capslock switched on sorry

10-07-2007, 00:16
I got a Bare Alpine 7mm and it fits great.

10-07-2007, 00:19
I got a Bare Alpine 7mm and it fits great.

'Cool'... you will need were you are living!

10-19-2007, 14:05
I have a bare 7 mm arctic. Lots of size selections whe ordering on line. I'm 6'2" and weight 190. Ordered a large tall and besides being a slight bit long in the legs ans arms, great fit. Awesome in cold (58 surface temp) water.

07-11-2008, 03:58
I'm looking for for a 5mm/7mm that is flexible and easy to get on and off. (i guess that means ankle zips) Would you recommend a bare?

07-11-2008, 05:00
Anyone else have trouble with Bare sizing? I feel like the suits run a bit small.
Yes, I found the same thing, that the suits run on the smallish side.

Charles R
07-11-2008, 08:29
I dive a Bare Dry Suit and am ordering a Bare Wet suit today for an upcoming trip to the Caribbean. I Love my Bare Dry suit Hopefully I will love the wet suit just as much.:smiley20:

11-21-2008, 13:39
I found their size charts to be right on. After trying to purchase a wetsuit online and getting stuck in it, went into a local dive shop and tried on their farmer john 7mm. It was fine apart from the torso being a bit small. The Bare catalog listed the Arctic as having the tall size. Order an Arctic and the overvest in XL Tall and fits me perfectly.

11-21-2008, 13:58
I dive with skins since the weather is so nice in Mexico. I have a 3mil but it has a hole in it right above my belly button. I call it my escape hole lol. But I have been looking into getting a new one and I will definitely look into BARE since there are so many good reviews. What website did you look at to get yours? I am looking for a 3 mil shorty.

11-21-2008, 15:00
I ordered mine from Scubatoys as they had the best price.

11-21-2008, 17:41
I'm 6'5" with a 34 inch waist and weigh 230 lbs. and after trying many different suits, (XXL were too big, XL were too short) I was able to find a Bare XLT that fits like a glove.

I'm sold!

12-27-2008, 10:11
I have the shorty, 3 and 5 mil and love them all. Its the only wetsuits i've had so I can't really compare it to other brands.