By Brett Blackwell
Being an avid diver, I dive all year round, so having a drysuit is one of my best investments in diving. I was very excited to try out Scubapro’s Evertec LT (Lightweight) Tri-Laminate drysuit. There are many drysuits available today either made from Tri-laminate or compressed Neoprene and which of the two you like better really comes down to your own personal preference.
Although you can debate the differences between Latex and Silicon seals, the ScubaPro Evertec LT is fitted with very durable Latex wrist and neck seals with a Neoprene neck collar fitted for warmth.
I Road-Tested the Evertec LT during four dives in various conditions, water temperature was typically 12-13 degrees Celsius. The Evertec LT performed exceptionally well. It is very easy to get in and out of with the long waterproof “Tizip Masterseal” front zip and the best thing is… it’s easy to close and open yourself!!
The telescopic torso allows comfortable movement when extending your arms providing very good flexibility. The inbuilt soft neoprene foot socks provide warmth and comfort … however you need to wear boots!
The Evertec is fitted with full length Kevlar knee pads providing additional durability and protection, two large pockets are positioned on the upper legs with Velcro flaps and easy access for back up gear and accessories.
Performance & Conclusion
The Evertec LT is an awesome drysuit! It is very comfortable, robust and lightweight and the suit provided plenty of room for thermal wear such as the ScubaPro Climatec onesie undergarment or one could wear additional layers of clothing if preferred. I found that the Latex wrist and neck seals were totally waterproof preventing any water from entering the suit no matter how I positioned myself in the water.
The Evertec is the perfect drysuit for Advanced, Tech, Wreck, Cave and Lobster divers or those who just love searching for creatures and by turning over rocks are constantly moving their hands and wrists.
The Evertec LT it is very affordable providing many features that other more expensive drysuits boast! Five thumbs up!
Swing by Diving Adelaide to have a look at this great suit or take the demo suit for a spin (at this moment it’s only available for demo in size large mens). The recommended retail price of this suit is just over $2000, but you can take advantage of Diving Adelaide’s Winter special price and get yourself one at only $1499!!
• SUIT – Telescopic torso with elastic crutch-strap
• CONSTRUCTION – Ripstop Tri-laminate
• ZIP – Waterproof Self-Zip front entry
• KNEEPADS – Kevlar full-length
• POCKETS – Two with bungee internal straps and Velcro flaps
• SEALS – Latex wrist and neck
• VALVES – Two – Swivel inflator and left shoulder exhaust
• COLOUR – Black with silver reflective logos and highlights
• INVESTMENT – Recommended Retail Price = $2000 – take advantage of Diving Adelaide’s August Special Price of only $1,500!!!