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Old 25 August 2014, 18:42   #1
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Can anyone recommend a waterproof gear I.e floatation / chest waders or over suits ?
Thinking I rather spend once than trying several different types before I get the right gear . The coin is key any advise would be appreciated
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Old 25 August 2014, 19:01   #2
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there is no perfect single option:

- flotation suit: too hot in summer, still get wet with rain/spray; all in ones better for heat/water proofing but less flexible than two piece.
- dry suit: expensive, hot in summer, awkward to get on/off, go for a piss* etc.
- water proofs: Good ones are expensive and still not going to keep you 100% warm/dry.
- waders: good for launching etc - but if water gets over the top you're stuffed


As with most topics been discussed to death previously so worth a search.



* relief zip available for men, but adds further cost
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Bear in mind to check whatever clothing your going to wear if your lifejacket/ bouyancy aid will still support you proper in the water ,
Eg ,,,,, a 150 n lifejacket may be fine wearing Light clothing & trainers but put on a pair of wellys , waders & heavy duty Offshore foulweather jacket & trousers it may not float you as good as you hoped .
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is this question as a result of the recent tropical weather enjoyed around Caernarfon over the bank holiday weekend by any chance Chris, the suns shining this morning
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Lol , how do you know were we are ?
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Lol , how do you know were we are ?
just a educated guess, we're on the same site, in the statics, av'ing breakfast

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Hello .
Cracking campsite . We are hopefully last trip out today . It's quite choppy at the minute . Going to check the forecast . Enjoy your stay
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Have a look at what Kayakers wear.
As I launch from a beach I got a pair of waterproof Kayak trousers with socks attached. Combined with a pair of wetsuit boots and a Cag, they are lightweight, keep me warm and dry and offer a degree of protection should I fall in. Not as good protection as a Drysuit but far more comfortable.
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Hello .
Cracking campsite . We are hopefully last trip out today . It's quite choppy at the minute . Going to check the forecast . Enjoy your stay
yeh, nice site, great for The Menai jobs to do on the caravan today so no boating n home this afternoon

we've gone thru the waterproofs saga like most have on here, we use waterproofs to keep the chill of and great for a light shower, but for crap weather we've found drysuits are the best option, keep you warm n dry

MES Marine just off the Queesferry bypass has a good selection of drysuits, kayak gear and often has end of line bargains too, worth looking in on the way past, also does a good range of boating bits at a good price
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Whatever option you go for don't buy cheap stuff, its a totally false economy especially with this type of kit. Unfortunately good makes are really expensive these days, however if you keep an eye on the likes of the Sportspursuit website you'll find they'll be selling last years colours with good discounts.
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