Acronyms are commonplace and are often used without people realising what they actually mean. So, the team at Hammond Drysuits thought it was about time they explained what their M2M – Made-to-Measure – stands for and what this means for you, the customers and wearers of their drysuits.
Every suit made at Hammond Drysuits is made to order, whether it is a standard size ranging from Junior Small to Adult XL, or a Made-to-Measure. Currently, work only begins on a drysuit when an order is placed.
What is M2M and how does it benefit the wearer?
Hammond are great believers in one size does not fit all, and whilst some divers are lucky to fit in to a standard size, not all are. For instance, whilst a small may fit one’s body and arm length, the wearer may be blessed with long legs for which they may need a medium suit. Therefore, one has to make a choice and ultimately, a compromise along the way.
Chris Hammond managing director of Hammond Drysuits comments: “M2M drysuits take into account your specific body shape and size. To manufacture your drysuit for the perfect fit we use a number of different body measurements.”
To make an M2M suit, Hammond Drysuit require the wearer’s full height, shoulder height, neck and wrist measurements, including wrist to wrist across the shoulder blades. Chest, waist, and hip sizes are also considered, along with the widest part of the thigh, knee, calf, inside leg and shoe size. This makes a suit designed for both comfort and longevity. It can even be further personalised with the choice of colours, seals, gloves and footwear.
The difference between an M2M and a Made-to-Fit is that a made to fit does not factor in your complete body size and shape. In this instance, the manufacturer takes a standard size suit and adjusts the seals, arms, and leg length. Further to this, they may take it in at the waist, however, it will not fit your specific shapes and curves.
“An M2M drysuit from Hammond is exactly that and from the feedback we have had from our customers, it provides added comfort throughout the seasons. For this reason, if you are looking for a suit that truly fits, choose M2M over Made-to-fit,” advises Chris Hammond.