Review: O'Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit
Hey guys this is Cody from Rowand’s Reef Scuba Shop and today I want to talk to you about a new product we are carrying; the O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit and why I think it’s perfect for warm water diving.
O’Neill made the first ever wetsuit over 60 years ago and they have always been a step ahead of everyone else since. In their own words, “we’re committed to developing authentic and functional dive products without resorting to gimmicks or hype.’ The O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit is everything you need from a diving wetsuit and nothing that you don’t. Having superior quality and comfort and a long list of the most desired features make the O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit the perfect warm water diving wetsuit.
The O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit uses 100% Dive Grade Ultraflex Neoprene which is hands down the softest and stretchiest rubber I have ever seen in any dive suit. The fit and comfort that it provides is unparalleled.
The seam and stitching design on the O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit is top notch. The seams are blind-stitched and glued then fluid seam welded to ensure that no water passes through. The o-ring neck and wrist seal cuffs are tight enough to keep trapped water in but soft enough to prevent restriction. All of this helps to make the O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit the warmest in it’s class.
Probably the most significant feature is the new Firewall Insulation Technology that’s incorporated in the chest and back panels of the wetsuit. This material can hold a larger volume of air pockets than neoprene can and therefore has significantly better thermal characteristics. Since the introduction of the Firewall Insulation Technology O’Neill has been discontinuing some of their thicker models of wetsuits. This is because with the new Firewall Insulation Technology you can have the comfort of a 3mm wetsuit but have the warmth of a 5mm.
The greatest weakness of any wetsuit out there is the zipper. This is usually the first thing on any suit to break down. The O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit has a heavy duty “code-red” polyurethane coated zipper which offers unmatched durability and water tight seal.
With the O’Neill Sector 3mm Wetsuit having top notch construction and state of the art features and materials it really is the ideal choice for warm water diving and then some.