The Bare Reactive 7mm is one of the best coldwater wetsuits on the market.
It's made for those who dive in really cold water but aren't yet looking for a drysuit.
The Reactive is much warmer than many comparable semi-drysuits and being a Bare it is also of superb quality.
If you are looking to dive without getting cold, this is a great option.
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Where to buy
Reasons to buy
- Really warm
- Great quality
- Very durable
- Easy to put on & off
- Men's & women's versions
- Very flexible
Reasons to avoid
- No hood
- Quality has its price
Our Bare Reactive 7mm review
Below you find everything you need to know about the Bare Reactive 7mm, its features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.
The Bare Reactive is the warmest and most comfortable 7mm wetsuit for coldwater diving that you can buy right now.
Bare is an absolute premium scuba brand and all their wetsuits (and drysuits) are top-notch.
There is also a 5mm version for those who don’t dive in real cold water.
The suit is super super warm, made of quality material, and just feels so valuable. I have also tried different Bare drysuits before and they were just the same.
I thought it was really easy to put on and off which cannot be said for all thick 7mm wetsuits out there.
Usually it’s quite a hassle to get in and out of them…not so with the Bare Reactive 7mm.
It’s like getting into really comfortable skiing underwear or putting on a much thinner wetsuit.
Despite its thickness, the suit is still flexible enough not to restrict your movement underwater or above.
It comes in different versions for men and women which is good thinking on Bare’s part.
What I didn’t like, or rather don’t understand, is the lack of an integrated hood in any 7mm wetsuit.
It is HIGHLY unlikely that anyone wearing a 7mm wetsuit would not need a hood…and since Bare clearly aims at targeting coldwater divers, adding a hood would have prevented flushing even more.
Still, the suit itself is amazing value that does come at a steep price tag.
For just a few hundred Euro/Dollar more you can already get cheap drysuits, for example.
But then again, they won’t be the quality Bare ones either.
So ultimately, it is your pick if you are willing to spend more money to get the extra quality and comfort in your 7mm wetsuit over going full drysuit yet.
The Bare Reactive 7mm is a great but pricey wetsuit for divers who want the best quality. I have yet to find something really wrong with it and besides the price point my only complaint would be the lack of an integrated hood.