Bare Sports Ladies EVOKE 7MM
Review Part I by Nikki - June
I recently had an opportunity to try on the 7mm Evoke in the shop when
Justin Hanning (of Atomic Aquatics, Bare, Zeagle, Stahlsac and
Liquivision fame) dropped by to see us.
It was a VERY hot day in the shop so I wasn't feeling overly keen at
the thought of a lengthy struggle into a bone dry, brand new
7mm...particularly with Justin and Mark but a changing room curtain
away. (Let's face it, the grunts and groans, huffing and puffing that
usually accompany donning a thick suit are just not that dignified!)
But I'd been waiting to see this product for aaaaaaages and it was
supposed to be super-easy to get on - but that's just hype, right? -
nothing for it but to give it a go.
Little Miss Skeptical here was astounded....
All of the hype was lived up to - the super long zippers on the ankles
and the long back zip made it incredibly easy to slip on and the
full-stretch neoprene was really butter soft. Best estimate is
that I was completely suited in around 30 seconds - and I hadn't had to
partake in contortionism worthy of a Cirque du Soleil audition either.
It was SO easy I couldn't help but think I'd picked the wrong size but
the fit was amazing - the best I've personally found and I could
definitely feel the reality of the infrared Celliant lining - genuinely
I read the few other reviews that are out there - including most
helpfully this one here
by Kristi Bernot
who describes her experinece of Free Diving the
5mm Evoke in 21.5 degrees C/ 71 Farenheit water (thanks for the really
helpful review Kristi!). Also, her reader Carmen's comment at the
bottom was very encouraging too.
Bare claim that this is the "warmest Dive wetsuit on the planet", and
reviews seem to backing this up, describing that the 3mm feels more
like a 5mm,
the 5mm feels more like a 7mm and the 7mm well...who knows?!
So...I have decided that there is, after all, room in my wardrobe for 1
more wetsuit because I genuinely think this could change my end
of/start of season diving forever. I'm lucky enough to dive the
Lung Fusion FIT drysuit
but if I'm really honest, Dry Suit diving
just isn't my favourite.
If the 7mm can keep me warm, maybe coupled with my Fourth
Element Thermocline one piece
for the chillier mid-teens temps, I
could have a solution that will keep me happy, for longer without
reaching for the dry suit.
I'll be taking the 7mm for a week's diving in 18 - 21 degrees next week
in Murcia, Spain and will update with my experiences upon my return but
already I am genuinely excited and confident that this IS the suit I've
been looking for.
Check out the full details here: http://www.oysterdivingshop.com/products/bare-evoke-5mm-wetsuit-womens
There is also a Men's version which we'll be uploading shortly but in
the meantime don't hesitate to drop us a
if you have any questions or want to purchase before its
PLEASE NOTE: The EVOKE is only available in 5mm or 7mm versions
in the UK and only the Black/Yellow colourway.