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Old 27 May 2013, 14:44   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: lancashire
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looking for best value dry sute

took the sib out for first time this year but was freezing ,so have decided to invest in 2 dry sutes ,would apreciate any advice on make and where to get best deal

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Old 27 May 2013, 15:23   #2
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I got an ex-navy one but brand new drysuit very heavy duty and cheap far better than most you find at chandlers, very think with knee patches could be a typhoon one, my point is try and source an ex MOD suit, try ebay and army surplus stores

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Old 27 May 2013, 15:37   #3
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The dry suit will only provid ethe waterproof outer, it's the thermals that you wear under that'll provide warmth.

Layers is key, 1 piece thermal bear or multiple thinner layers is your choice. Dry suits are great if likely to get wet but you may also want to consider good dry trousers / salapets with a waterproof coat, dry cag or smock.

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Old 27 May 2013, 15:51   #4
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Dry suit great for launching boat as feet, legs don't get wet, so not cold, as said layers under provide the warmth, also if stoping off for lunch you can remove dry suit and look decent ( nothing worse than sitting in a pub/restaurant either wet or in a wet suit )i have a typhoon racer very pleased with it . suggest a front zip so you can do it yourself, some also have a convienience flap.
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