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Old 10 November 2002, 08:36   #1
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Christmas Present Help

I am planning to buy my wife a drysuit for Christmas (yes I know she would rather have, flowers,chocs, etc) .

But she cant stand things being tight round her neck.
She has tried my drysuit on but cant stand the neck seal.

Does anyone know of a drysuit type suit but with a neck seal that you can adjust similar to what they use cannoing, etc.
That way she could keep it loose whan possible but close up and seal whan it gets wet.

Dont know if this exsists but any help or comments welcome.

Regards Gary

(hope she does not read this, or I have blown the supprise.)
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Old 10 November 2002, 17:34   #2
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You can buy a comfort collar, which is a plastic ring which takes up the pressure from neck seal around the neck

On another thread this has been covered and I believe there is a picture of one somewhere, as I posted it but cant rember which post

I think they are available from diving specialists, anyway it seems a sensible solution as long as you are aware of the dangers of wearing a comfort collar and suddenly ending up in the drink

Then again how many times in reality have you ended up overboard ????
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Old 10 November 2002, 18:03   #3
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Website to visit

www.kitesuferbetty.co.uk

email her and she has some very good offers from time to time on dry suits
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If she doesn't like the constriction round the neck, have you thought about a desent set of waterproofs?
I and many others have used them for years and found them comfortable.
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Hi Jelly

Then reason we dont want to use waterproofs is we often land on beaches, anchor is shallow water and wade ashore. If we used waterproofs while they would be great in the boat they wont stand wading ashore and still be dry.

Like the comfort colour Matiboy, may even have a look at one for me.

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Re: Christmas Present Help

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But she cant stand things being tight round her neck.
She has tried my drysuit on but cant stand the neck seal.
Just tell her not to fuss?

Hmmm. Perhaps not the wisest move actually . . .

The answer would have to be the bottom half of a Ravenspring Duo

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Ravenspring Duo

I managed to pick up a bottom half of ravenspring dry suit at a boat jumble for next to nothing, I now use it all year round for launching boat as it is ideal for jumping out waste deep and recovering boat

this would be a good solution, they are supposd to be breathable only I dont find the rubber middle section very breathable in the summer !!

Another solution I have considered which is a lot cheaper is looking at the various waders for sale in fishing shops, they have come a long way from the old green vinyl ones, what attracted me is they will include built in boots which may be warmer in winter
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