Originally Posted by NWC100
I have just been looking online at some wet weather gear and saw some drysyits and immersion suits! I'm wondering if anyone has used an immersion suit by choice for a day out? Is there any disadvantages or advantages over using it compared to a drysuit?
Some can be used bit like a dry suit up to the waist or deeper in most cases you get a bit of water seepage depending on hood neck seal , some can be bulky and clumsy but some aircrew types are a bit like a membrane dry suit with proper latex neck wrist seals and are much better.
Still best to use a life jacket even though they will float most won't turn you face up
saw an incident with an angler that was wearing one
washed of a breakwater he only spent 15 mins before rescue but was eventualy knocked face down by the waves and he drowned.
Best advantage is you survive longer in an abandonment or mob situation