Omer Mix 3D 3mm Two Piece Wetsuit Review
In this article, we take a look at the wetsuit that became a legend in 2014 when it came out. The Omer company had high hopes for it because of the whole range of technical solutions that they decided to put into this suit. In this article, we will talk about the Omer Mix 3D costume. Let’s scroll down and see what this wetsuit has been able to impress many divers with and why it is so popular to this day!
Main Feature of the Wetsuit
Usually, wetsuits are made either completely monotonous or some specific camouflage shade. But looking at the photo of this suit or taking it out of the package, you will immediately notice that it is painted in different camouflage on different parts of the body. This is perhaps the most visible and unique part of this wetsuit. But why is this so important?
According to Omer’s designers, this camouflage is chosen in such a way that from the point of view of fish that have light vision (almost all fish that have bones), this type of camouflage is not perceived as a single object, but breaks into separate layers of light. Therefore, the fish does not see the underwater hunter as a whole, but only its parts. Accordingly, in this suit, the fish will not perceive you as a large object that can be dangerous. This means that it will be easier for you to get close to the fish, which is not the optimal distance for a shot, and it will be harder to spit it. You won’t hunt sharks and rays in this suit, as they have a black and white vision and there will be no point in camouflage in it, but fortunately, I don’t hunt them.
Thanks to such solutions, the popularity of camouflage wetsuits has increased greatly over the past 7 years. And if earlier underwater hunters were not very willing to buy camouflage wetsuits, preferring black or dark blue one-color models, now the situation is about 50/50 and camouflage suits occupy almost half of the market.
Omer 3D Camouflage – Review
Now let’s move on to the wetsuit itself and see what’s inside the box.
Let’s start with the most basic – with the configuration in which this suit comes. The equipment here is the most common, the suit comes in two packages, the jacket and pants are separate. Also, the seller additionally packed it in bubble wrap so that nothing happened to the suit during transportation. The package is sealed with tape, opening very quickly and easily. After taking it out of the package, you will see that the jacket and pants are in an additional layer of wrapping paper, which made me happy. The pants have a foam roller that protects them from dents, and the jacket has a transport lining so that the clips on the jacket do not push through the delicate neoprene. The wetsuit arrived very clean, neatly packaged, and compactly folded.
Pants in wetsuits are long and short. This model has short pants. Someone is more comfortable in long ones, someone in short ones, so here choose what is comfortable for you personally. In the upper part, there is a seal made of natural latex, which protects you from water ingress and freezing. The same extremely soft obturation is on the ankles.
The material on the pants is very soft, very stretchy, very easy to put on, and off. Besides, almost the entire area of the shin and knee are protective polymer pads, which will significantly increase the life of your suit and allow you to hit your knee somewhere or sit on it without making a hole in your pants.
On the left is the Omer logo, which, when exposed to sunlight, begins to play with colors and looks like it is a little away from the pants. Therefore, this model was called 3D. Of course, this has nothing to do with spearfishing, but just a nice feature.
The colors of the camouflage on the jacket are even more varied than on the pants, there is some kind of earth, grass, and a neutral black and blue color. All so that the fish does not see us in its entirety.
Again, the carpal obturation here is very soft and pleasant to the touch. On the stomach, there is a protective overlay made of very dense material with the cover. I have tried loading several of my spearguns with this pad and I can tell you for sure that the butt of a speargun will never slip off this pad. The name of the Omer Mix 3D suit is printed on the sleeve.
The most distinctive feature of a wetsuit jacket is the hood. The back of the hood in this suit is fabric. This gives us a certain rigidity so that the suit does not tear or wear out. And the front is made entirely of bare neoprene with smooth skin. Why is it so useful?
If you’re using a wetsuit in freshwater, you’re usually hunting in shallow water. And for quite a long time you swim along the surface of the water at a shallow depth, observing what is happening at the bottom or nearby. During the dive, your head is down and your muscles are not stressed. But when you swim along the surface of the water, your head is up and you experience tremendous tension.
The muscles of the neck and jaw are very heavily loaded. When the hood is completely made of neoprene, then the jaw part pulls you down, the back of the head also interferes with you and pushes your head down. And already after 40-60 minutes of spearfishing, the neck and jaw will get enormously tired. You will begin to compensate for the fatigue of the neck muscles with the shoulder and pectoral muscles.
And this means that the breath-hold will decrease, the level of comfort will decrease, and fatigue will only increase. That’s why the Omer Mix 3D has a cloth back instead of a neoprene head so your neck and jaw don’t get as tired as you swim on the surface.
I will not say that because of this, the fish will swim right at you thanks to the fabric material on the hood. But it will be much more convenient for you to hunt. The level of comfort increases exponentially. You will be less distracted by the fact that you are uncomfortable here, here the muscles are tired and you need to turn your head to rest, and at this time the fish swam behind you, and you did not look at it. Therefore, the fewer problems your equipment brings to you, the more attention and strength you have left for hunting. Therefore, from my point of view, this innovation is very important and very necessary.
The fabric part at the back of the head is also a valve, with an inlet and an outlet. But on the ears of fabric inserts, alas, no.
Pros and Cons – Omer Wetsuit
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Omer MIX 3D 3mm Wetsuit FAQ
In this section, you can find the most frequently asked questions that I have received from users regarding Omer suits or wetsuits. I especially collected everything for you in one section.
For the money, this suit is very good. It takes all the work of keeping spearfisher warm and comfortable and allows you to fully focus on finding and catching fish. Omer thought of almost everything here: a nice design that hides you from fish, comfortable and high-quality neoprene, good quality seams, nothing scratches or clings to the skin, and of course, convenience and wearing comfort. This is one of the suits that every spearfisher should try. If you choose Omer Mix 3D, then you choose quality and durability.
Have good spearfishing!
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