The US Divers Mercury Shorty Wetsuit is a great way to keep your kids warm and protected during their time in the water.
Keeps the Core Warm
The US Divers Mercury Shorty Wetsuit does an exceptional job of maintaining kids core temperature while in cool and cold waters. It is designed to hold a thin layer of water close to the skin. This water is warmed by the body's heat and remains warm throughout the entire swim. The suit features a cutting-edge titanium blend chest panel that reflects heat back to the body. In addition to the panel, the youth wetsuit features neoskin seals at the neck, legs and wrists. These unique seals ensure that the warm water trapped in the suit stays put and remains at body temperature. For a wetsuit a little better suited to warm-water environments, try the Aqua Sphere Stingray Core Warmer. This child-sized wetsuit is constructed of thinner material and great for warm to cool weather and water. And the Speedo Kid's UV Thermal Suit offers high levels of UV protection to keep your child's skin protected from the sun's harmful rays.
Great for Snorkeling, Diving and Recreational Swimming
The Mercury Shorty Wetsuit is ideal for any and all recreational swim activities that your child enjoys. Its high quality design offers swimmers a great mix of fit, performance, and style. The suit is designed to keep the core warm without hindering a child's legs and arms. This leaves them with full range of motion to easily explore their underwater world. To help your novice diver get from point A to point B, try fitting him or her with a set of US Divers Sea Lion Fins. Available in a wide range of sizes, including junior sizes, these high level fins are lightweight and comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. And be sure to properly dry all your kid's swim equipment with the help of the Speedo Ventilator Bag. It not only stores all your gear, but also promotes airflow to dry items while on the go.
Sizing and Additional Info
The Mercury Shorty is available in 3 youth sizes: Small (10), Medium (12), and Large (14). The US Divers suit includes flat-lock stitching for higher-than-normal durability. It features a corrosion free zipper on the back and pull cord with lay-flat hook to keep the suit in place and fully sealed. The 3/2 youth wetsuit is approximately 3mm thick at the chest for extra warmth and 2mm around the sides to increase flexibility.
|Small||65-86 lbs||4'7" − 4'10"|
|Medium||90-100 lbs||4'10" − 5'1"|
|Large||95-120 lbs||5'1" − 5'4"|
The AquaGear Opinion
The AquaGear testers and their mini helpers were ready to try out this well constructed, form-fitting wetsuit. Swimmers immediately noticed how durable the suit truly was and how the multiple panel design helped reinforce its strength. Unlike other, binding wetsuits, the Mercury Shorty Wetsuit is easy to get on and off. In fact, the pull cord on the front of the suit allowed children to try it on without an adult's help. While the material is form fitting, the suit still gives kids full range of motion without being too tight or binding.
The Bottom Line
Keep your budding snorkeler or diver as warm and protected as possible with the US Divers Mercury Shorty Wetsuit. They'll be able to fully enjoy the water's excitement, no matter the temperature.