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Old 09 January 2020, 05:56   #1
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Anyone using a heated jacket under their dry suit in cold conditions?
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Anyone using a heated jacket under their dry suit in cold conditions?


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What happens if you fall in? Is it a bit like wetting the bed while the electric blankets on
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Missed the drysuit part 🤦
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Old 09 January 2020, 14:20   #7
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Iíve never felt cold in my dry suit unless I was wearing less clothes than a heated jacket would be...
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Old 10 January 2020, 16:59   #10
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I’ve never felt cold in my dry suit unless I was wearing less clothes than a heated jacket would be...
Exactly 5 hours in the boat nice and comfy then it pi$$e$ down wind chill gets to you, it would be nice to wear a heated Gillette warmth at the touch of a button. At the moment I just take a micro down jacket and put that on
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Old 11 January 2020, 04:17   #11
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In the motorcycle world everyone who uses them says they are revolutionary in terms of the comfort they provide.

https://www.keisapparel.co.uk/

is a UK manufacturer. The vest / gilet draws about 1.5A so well within the capability of a standard fag lighter socket.
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Old 11 January 2020, 05:03   #12
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How do you plugin through the drysuit?

Keeping my torso warm has never been a personal challenge (perhaps I have some added insulation)

Feet, hands, head, legs, arms has always been the order of my freezing
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Old 11 January 2020, 06:26   #13
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How do you plugin through the drysuit?
Quite a few of the motorcycle ones these days don't actually have to 'plug-in' and come with the option of their own fairly small lithium battery. Trouble is I guess you'd have to still have the battery and controller inside the suit to maintain watertightness, which would make turning on/off or adjusting on the go a bit of a faff.
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Exactly 5 hours in the boat nice and comfy then it pi$$e$ down wind chill gets to you, it would be nice to wear a heated Gillette warmth at the touch of a button. At the moment I just take a micro down jacket and put that on
A couple of points:

I used to use a wetsuit for SCUBA. To avoid windchill while RTB, we often wore oilies. I expect this would apply to a dry suit as well - i.e. chuck a jacket over the top if the wx turns.

I'd really not want to be wearing a lithium battery in close proximity to saltwater

Poly has a point - keep the extremities warm. Good hiking socks, a neck buff, proper hat and gloves all make a huge difference.
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Yes a cape over the top of the suit, extra clothing all gets cumbersome when the weather changes. See the lithium battery problem but it's very remote water getting to it, I was more thinking of plugging in to my accessory socket with the wire coming out of the wrist seal I then don't have to undo my zip to turn off just pull the plug. I could run it out of the neck seal that way I can tuck the plug inside when not in use.
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How do you plugin through the drysuit?

Keeping my torso warm has never been a personal challenge (perhaps I have some added insulation)

Feet, hands, head, legs, arms has always been the order of my freezing
I'm opposite I can stand the extremities just sometimes more core temp drops.
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A friend of mine wears one he lost the use of his legs In an accident and as such is susceptible to cold, typically he would wear it with a wetsuit rather than a dry suit.
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