In June we raved about the Hot Chillys brand, La Montana base layer as great drysuit base layer (see http://www.scubagadget.com/?p=89) The new version is even better because they have incorporating brushed MTF polyester fleece with anatomically placed stretch panels of Bio Del Mar Antimicrobial polyester in high moisture areas. In short it doesn’t stink after the dive. The old version of the top used to get that “manly” smell after a dive. We gave this new version a thorough test. I wore it for 3 dives and 2 more days without washing and it still smelled fine. The test top was a HC4040 – M’s La Montana Panel Zip T which retails for $65 but is available cheaper on the street.
Oct 9, 2008