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Old 27 December 2015, 04:25   #1
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What to wear

Santa left me a lovely Mullion two piece suit. As I have never worn as heavy a suit before I was wondering what people who have one wear beneath as it is obviously far warmer than the usual costal suit.


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All depends on what activity you intend doing.....?

Just sat at the helm of your vessel, or a little more arduous activity!

I have a one piece mullion floatation suit, that I kept from my days working in the boat yard. Whilst working in it, I just used to wear shorts and t-shirt under it, even in the depths of winter,as it was very warm. If I am using it now, on my boat, I just wear jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt. I also used to use it whilst on my motorbike, for the commute to the boatyard..!

Fantastic bit of kit.
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Old 27 December 2015, 05:04   #3
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Thanks. I was thinking of jogger bottoms and mid layer fleece.


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I have a one piece and wear jeans and T shirt underneath, and it's usually too hot, unless the air temp is heading down towards zero! If it's much over about 10 C, it is definitely too hot.
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And also...

If you ever think,... will this keep me afloat?

Trust me, they do, as mine was tested on more than one occasion
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I've got the one piece version Billy and I just dress light, cargo pants, t shirt and light jumper.

Even on the coldest of days they are warm.
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I've got the one piece version Billy and I just dress light, cargo pants, t shirt and light jumper.

Even on the coldest of days they are warm.

Cheers Alan. I just didn't want to boil!!


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I find that clothing designed for hiking works well - and just wear as many layers as you need. Unless you're stood about in cold wx, you'll not need more than a very light underfleece or shirt. As Alan says, cargo pants are good. Do pack a hat, buff and gloves in the pockets. Use the cuff seals while underway to reduce draughts - or open it all up in warmer conditions to allow some ventilation. DON'T wear the trousers without the jacket - 'cos if you take a header, you'll float upside downish
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my theory is if you've got it on you can take it off.

Cruising down to Corryvreckan at the end of summer I had to stop half way to take my jumper off, I was cooking.
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