Product Reviews Review

As the weather quickly warms up in Florida, there is one thing on my children’s minds……………getting back into the water. Spring and summer in Florida for my family means spending leisurely days in the pool, fun filled days at the beach or the springs and lots of boating and canoeing adventures. Maybe even a bit of diving and snorkeling for my husband and I too. In fact, my eldest son is getting old enough to go scalloping soon with his favorite aunt on her boat and I need to find the right size equipment for him.

I was very excited to discover which is stocked year round with high quality snorkeling and water accessories for the entire family, including men, women and children. has a vast selection of swim gear, wetsuits,  life vests, inflatables and toys, water sports apparel and so much more.

My son is thrilled to use his O’Neill Reactor Hybrid Kids Shorty Wetsuit which was created by The fit of this neoprene and lycra shorty wetsuit is just perfect and according to my five year old it was “very comfortable and doesn’t squeeze me.” Apparently he never liked his old wetsuit because he explains to me now that it would squeeze and pinch his skin which this suit does not allowing him the freedom to have fun and be active. It was very easy to get him in and out of the wetsuit. I was pleased with the light weight quality of the materials and the fact that the O’Neill Reactor Hybrid Kids Shorty Wetsuit adds warmth while the waters are still chilly (especially in the springs) and it also provides 100% UVA/UVB sun protection which is very important.

Here are other important features of the O’Neill Reactor Hybrid Kids Shorty Wetsuit:

  • Lightweight 2mm Fluid Foam Neoprene chest, back, and lower body for core temperature protection
  • Beefy 8 oz Lycra shoulders, neck, and side panels for flexibility and room to grow
  • Seamless Paddle Zones – no underarm chafing
  • Single Seal Neck Closure
  • Durable Exterior (DL) Neoprene for wear resistance
  • Wind Resistant Smooth Skin: Chest & Back
  • Back Zipper with leash: Easy on/off
  • Flatloc Stitched – Breathable Seams
  • Hidden Key Pocket

This is a high quality wetsuit that is sure to last for a lot of fun adventures in the water and in my opinion is a bargain at only $69.95.

When it comes to water fun, my family is always ready for action. I have enjoyed snorkeling since I was a little girl and I have been diving since adulthood. I love the fact that my own children are enjoying the water at a young age too and this Sea Window X4 Deluxe Snorkeling Window is fantastic. My kids have tried to use snorkeling masks but they are still too young to be able to clear out any water leaks or get just the right fit so they don’t like to wear it. That is why this “Floating Snorkeling Window” is perfect. It allows you to view underwater using Aqua-Optics to magnify the water 25% crystal clearer and I was really amazed at how well it works. We took this to the springs while wading and the kids were so excited to see a fresh water turtle making his way along the bottom along with lots of fish. It is lightweight and inflates to a size of 14” by 14” so it makes it easy to bring along to your destination. Because my children are still so small, I like that this can be used along with a personal life vest too!  The Sea Window X4 Deluxe Snorkeling Window retails for $23.99 at is the perfect place to shop for all of your water activity needs and I was very pleased with the friendly customer service and quality of the products that I tested. You can even score free economy shipping on orders placed online with no minimum order! To purchase the O’Neill Reactor Hybrid Kids Shorty Wetsuit or the Sea Window X4 Deluxe Snorkeling Window you are invited to visit While you are there may I recommend checking out their entire line of water accessories to make this a fun filled summer at the beach, in the pool or at the river, springs, lake etc.

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*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions based only on my experiences wtih the product.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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