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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I recently got my hands on the Omer Mix 3D 3mm wetsuit, and I have to say, it’s the perfect suit for spearfishing. The camouflage is top-notch and proven to be effective in making you blend in with the environment, allowing you to approach your prey unnoticed. The 3mm thickness is great for moderate-temperature waters, providing ample protection.
What sets this neoprene suit apart is the open-cell inside, which makes it soft, flexible, and comfortable to wear. The elastic lining on the outside ensures a snug fit. The jacket features a long loading reinforcement on the sternum, while the hood has a system to expel air when you wear it.
The pants also have knee reinforcements, adding to the suit’s durability. The double clip on the beaver tail makes it easy to wear and take off. What’s unique about this suit is the mimetic pattern, which features two different images of the seabed. This design confuses the prey and makes it difficult for them to identify you as a threat.
The top-level finishing and new chest pad reinforcement make this suit comfortable and easy to wear, even when using long spearguns. Overall, I highly recommend the Omer Mix 3D 3mm wetsuit for anyone looking for a reliable and effective suit for their spearfishing adventures.
In my opinion, choosing a wetsuit thickness depends on personal preference and how much you feel the cold. I once saw a website that had two temperature ranges for each thickness, which makes sense since people have different tolerances to cold water.
However, the fit of the wetsuit is also important. If it fits well, you can wear it in fairly cold water. I have personally worn my 5mm wetsuit in 8-degree water and felt comfortable, although I couldn’t stay in all day. On the other hand, I’ve worn it in 22-degree water, and felt too warm.
It’s important to consider your body temperature when you get in the water. If you’re hot when you get into warm water, you might overheat, and if you’re cold and get into cold water, you won’t last long.
Speaking of fit, the Omer Mix 3D 3mm wetsuit fits me pretty well. I’m a big guy with wide shoulders and hands, so I went for size #6 (XXL). Even though I’m 183cm tall and the suit is 186cm+, it still fits comfortably.
The thickness of a wetsuit is a personal preference, as everyone feels the cold differently. I’ve seen sites that recommend different temperature ranges for each thickness, which makes sense. Fit is also important when it comes to warmth. If the wetsuit fits well, you can wear it in colder water.
For instance, I wear my 5mm wetsuit in 8-degree water, although I can’t stay in all day. I’ve also worn it in 22-degree water and found it too warm. How warm or cold you are when you enter the water also affects how long you can stay in.
For me, the Omer Mix 3D 3mm wetsuit fits well since I’m a big guy with wide shoulders and hands. I took the XXL size, which compensates for my 183cm height since the suit is 186cm+.
In England, a 3mm wetsuit is usually enough for summer surfing, and if it’s really warm, a shorty will do. However, I surf in the North Sea and wear a 5/4 (or 5/3) wetsuit all year round. Although I could wear a 3mm now, the 5mm is still fine. It’s never THAT warm in my part of the sea anyway. That being said, it is nice to be able to surf in a shorty since they’re so much easier to take off and put on again.
Last weekend, I wore a 3/2mm shorty in Cornwall, and I was too hot. The sea temperature was apparently much warmer than average, though. Since I’ll be surfing in colder water from September to November, I’m thinking of buying a slightly warmer full suit.
This Omer Mix 3D 3mm wetsuit is a real game-changer for spearfishing enthusiasts out there! I was amazed by its mimetic pattern that is designed to provide the ultimate camouflage underwater. This is achieved through the use of two different images of the seabed, making it more difficult for prey to identify you.
The wetsuit is made of open-cell neoprene on the inside and Nylon on the outside, which provides a soft, flexible, and mobile feel while offering excellent adherence to the body. The thickness of 3mm makes it perfect for moderate-temperature waters.
I was impressed with the top-level finishing of this wetsuit, which comes with a hood that features a purge system and is partially made with open cell/smooth skin neoprene to provide better comfort. Additionally, the new chest pad reinforcement provides additional comfort when loading long spearguns.
The package includes both the jacket and pants and the knee reinforcements on the pants provide greater durability. The double clip on the beaver tail ensures easy closure of the wetsuit. Overall, I would highly recommend this wetsuit to anyone who is passionate about spearfishing and wants to take their game to the next level.
I recently purchased a mimetic pattern wetsuit and it has an open cell inside with a Nylon exterior. What’s unique about this wetsuit is that it features two pictures of different sea bottoms on the same suit to offer a better mimetism. It’s fascinating to see how prey gets confused and is unable to identify the spare figure.
I’m really impressed with the finishing of this suit. The hood features a purge system and is partially made with open cell/smooth skin neoprene which adds to the overall comfort. Additionally, the suit has a new chest pad reinforcement to assist the hunter comfortably even when loading long spearguns.
The set comes with both a jacket and pants. I can’t wait to try out this suit during my next spearfishing adventure!