Editor's Pick -- May 2008
Storyline: Perhaps the most popular model in DUI's extensive line, the TLS350 strikes a great balance between durability, flexibility and affordability. A shell-style suit that can be paired with any weight-insulating undergarment, it's equally at home in a Florida cave or in Puget Sound.
Key Features: A nylon/butyl rubber/nylon tri-laminate blend forms an ultra-tough and waterproof barrier to protect divers in any environment. The QuickZip design makes self-entry a truly solo endeavor, and a telescoping torso delivers great freedom of moment. DUI's RockBoots, a zipper guard, warm-neck collar and reinforced knee are all standard.
Analysis: Our divers had the benefit of prior experience with this top-shelf suit. These and previous dives have proven the comfort of the telescoping torso and the suit's well-designed cut. Other touches, such as the zipper guard and warm-neck collar were also much appreciated. We paired our suit with DUI's Actionwear fleece jumpsuit, which was perfect for our mild conditions. If there is one way to improve the TLS350, it's to opt for Special Production sizing (made-to-order), offering numerous combinations with upper-body design and colors, pads, pockets and other add-ons, including DUI's Signature Series package.
MSRP $1,978 (stock) to $2,618 (Signature Series)