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Old 19 September 2013, 14:16   #1
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What Drysuit

I'm looking to get a new drysuit and wonder if anyone had experience of the following:
Crewsaver Cirrus
Henri Lloyd TP1
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I have had Typhoons in the past but my neck does not get on with the latex so I am looking at getting neoprene seals this time.
Both drysuits can be purchased for about 200 but I would like to know the benefits/drawbacks and quality of each. Or should I hang out for the boat show on Sunday?
Any advice appreciated.
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Just bought a gull breathable one with neoprene neck seal for just over 200 all in, ebay has some good deals at the moment, traders clearing this years stock.
Boat show must be favorite for a good deal though, plus you can try it on.
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Any views on integrated fabric socks over rubber bootees?
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Any views on integrated fabric socks over rubber bootees?
After my missus had a dunking in the Humber (long story) I eventually persuaded her to get a dry suit after 20 years. We got her a Typhoon from Robin Hood watersports, I'm not a fan of RHW, but they have a MASSIVE selection of suits off the peg. The Typhoon has the integrated socks & The Missus wears either wellies or wetsuit boots over the top, depending on what she's doing. It's swings & roundabouts, socks are easier to repair if they puncture, you have a choice of footwear, they are easier to put on & take off. Boots are built in so you don't need separate footwear & err! that's about it. Socks for us
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They did do a hard soled non marking boot as well, I had some with them fitted.
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Thanks, the type I am talking about is the fabric ones on some Typhoon suits rather than the normal rubber ones - not the welly boot type. I would imagine that the fabric socks last longer than the rubber ones but I could be wrong.
I picked up a Henri Lloyd TP1 yesterday but I don't think the fit for me at least, is all that good. Also the fabric seems very thin. More suitable for sailing possibly rather than throwing around a RIB.
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Thanks, the type I am talking about is the fabric ones on some Typhoon suits rather than the normal rubber ones - not the welly boot type. I would imagine that the fabric socks last longer than the rubber ones but I could be wrong.
I picked up a Henri Lloyd TP1 yesterday but I don't think the fit for me at least, is all that good. Also the fabric seems very thin. More suitable for sailing possibly rather than throwing around a RIB.
Yup it's the fabric boots that we have, no problems so far after 2 seasons, make sure you get the front zipped one, not the rear shoulder type.
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