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nizutz
12-02-2007, 17:04
I am curious on how to size hoods. I cant stand tightness around my neck and tend to feel like I am going to throw up. Are there any suggestions to something else or am I stuck with having to buy a hood?

BuzzF117
12-02-2007, 17:23
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Less bulk around your neck

BSea
12-02-2007, 17:25
I am curious on how to size hoods. I cant stand tightness around my neck and tend to feel like I am going to throw up. Are there any suggestions to something else or am I stuck with having to buy a hood?
Try the henderson hypestretch hoods. It's almost like putting on a hat.

LI Diver
12-02-2007, 17:50
Henderson Hyperstretch as mentioned,dry suit hoods, or I also have a custom made hood from liquidskin that fits nice. They make it to your exact measurements. My favorite if the water isn't too cold is a beanie.Adds some warmth but not like wearing a hood.

BobbyWombat
12-02-2007, 20:10
I'll second the Henderson hyperstretch. Mine is actually a little loose around the neck, so definitely try a few on and see if you vomit. If not, I'd say you have a winner.:smiley20:

ScubaJW
12-02-2007, 23:11
I don't like Henderson Hyperstretch, they made me look cone head and the cold water just hanging around on top of my head. I totally hate it. So I bought DUI hood such as this: DUI Warm Neck Self-Venting Hood (http://www.diveusa.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/SFV/30713/vpid/2053701/vpcsid/0/rid/124689) It's good for cold water diving.

I also have Akona 3mm hood, perfect for warm water diving: Discount Divers - Akona Standard 3mm Dive and Surf Hood (http://www.discount-divers.com/eshop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=4241C5&zmam=2457954&zmas=3&zmac=31&zmap=4241C5)

Both are so comfy for my head and my neck. So I suggest you to try them on to see if you feel comfy.

nizutz
12-04-2007, 16:55
The hood that I have now is a xxl. I am not sure what make it is but I cant stand the tightness around my neck.

ScubaJW
12-04-2007, 23:29
The hood that I have now is a xxl. I am not sure what make it is but I cant stand the tightness around my neck.

Hm, what thickness is your hood? Maybe it's bad made... There are better hoods out there, just have to try them out. Some hoods I hate, some hoods I love - it's depends on your fitting.

terrillja
12-04-2007, 23:41
The hood that I have now is a xxl. I am not sure what make it is but I cant stand the tightness around my neck.

my dad has a xxl hyperstrech 7/5 mm, he has issues with being claustrophobic, but he loves it, he even uses it with his drysuit, he looks kinda goofy with the bottom hanging out, but if he is comfortable, why not.

RoadRacer1978
12-04-2007, 23:49
If you aren't needing a lot of thermal protection and just wanting to add a little warmth to you melon you could try one of these.
http://scubatoys.com/store/wetsuits/pics/neosportbeanie.jpg

Neosport Sport Hood Beanie, Boots Hoods Gloves, Neosport, Neosport Sport Hood Beanie (http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=NeosportBeanie)

Grin
12-05-2007, 08:03
The neck strangling thing drove me to order my last wetsuit as a custom suit. I get the hood attached to the suit for max warmth and added a inch and 1/2 to the neck measurement for the custom maker. I now can pull my hood back while on the boat and breath. Before I couldn't get the top of my wetsuit off fast enough. A complete custom suit can be bought from a few places. I got mine from diveskin.net for around $200-250 delivered.

nizutz
12-05-2007, 18:00
Well I went to a couple diveshops tonight and tried a few on. I liked the Henderson hyperstretch but I thought it was a little pricey. I would of bought it if I couldnt find anything else. I ended up finding a scubapro hybrid. Very comftorable. I cant wait to try it out. I'm tired of freezing my kahoonas off!!

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
12-05-2007, 18:36
A hood keeps you from freezing your kahoonas? Now, that I gotta see! ;-)

Seriously, good luck!

nizutz
12-06-2007, 17:39
A hood keeps you from freezing your kahoonas? Now, that I gotta see! ;-)

Seriously, good luck!


haha I didnt specify what type of hood I was looking for did I :smilie39: