> Is anyone using one of those zipless wetsuits? My old wetsuit is falling
> apart and the only one my size (LS - large/short) they had at a local
> shop was a zipless Body Glove. ............
I bought a NP Eclipse two years ago, and love it, mostly for its
comfort. It is about as warm as my old Bare steamer, which never seemed
to breake in. I am sure there are warmer suits, but I have sailed what
I call 40-40-40 days, 40 MPH, 40 Deg Air, 40 Deg water, and only got too
cold after a few hours of In and Out sailing.
It is extreemly soft and does not bind anywhere. My suit has the
Titanium vest, which you pretty much must wear to get it on and off, a
rash guard makes it much easier.
Only two complaints, getting this model on and completly sealed up,
requires you to be very flexable or have a helper. There is a neck
gasket flap, which pulls ove from the front then there are velcro flaps
which get sandwitched, I can do it myself and it will leak a little,
with assistance it will seal up real well. The other complaint is that
the skin is almost too soft, fin nicks in the legs can be a problem, and
if your finger nails are not short and smooth you may also put a few
minor cuts. I don't consider these to be major detrements, because of
the overall comfort, and you need realy soft matreial to make it thick
and still be stretchy.
I would definatly buy another.