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Old 03-30-2021, 08:48 PM   #1
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Open Cell wetsuit temps recommendation

Anyone got some insight of wetsuit thickness for early season tog fishing. Iím looking at Makos open cell wetsuits and not sure if I should go 7mm or 5mm. Iíve heard 5 mm will be enough on some sites but on others they recommend 7mm. Looking to get some decent year round use from it. I donít wanna buy a 7mm if I absolutely donít need it but I also wanna spearfish in 50 degree waters come early tog season/late fall.
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Old 03-31-2021, 06:37 AM   #2
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Re: Open Cell wetsuit temps recommendation

Once you need a 7mm for any considerable amount of time, the tog will be gone. 5mm will have you in the water from mid-April to November.
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Old 03-31-2021, 09:43 AM   #3
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Re: Open Cell wetsuit temps recommendation

Also, if you are freediving, a 7 mm requires a lot of lead and you will be very heavy after all that suit compresses. If the water is super cold, you have no choice, but to use a 7 mm

I love my 5 mm MAKO suit.
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:33 PM   #4
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Re: Open Cell wetsuit temps recommendation

Y’all the best for the quick responses and information. I appreciated just placed my mako 5mm order!
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Old 04-03-2021, 06:01 PM   #5
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Early season 48-60 I go 7 top 5 non farmerjohn bottom.
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