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Old 20 December 2013, 11:40   #1
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I am going on a cruise in the Antarctic. Transfers from ship to shore will be by RIB so I'm interested in finding out what the best compromise is for trousers between fully waterproof and onshore activity in wind and cold. There'll probably be walks of a few hundred meters and periods stationary for wildlife observation in temperatures down to minus 10 C. Does Goretex or other waterproof activity fabrics give enough protection from spray and sitting in RIBs?

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Old 20 December 2013, 12:15   #2
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if its a cruise, have you checked to see if the cruise company provide wet weather gear for the Rib transfers?
I would say "layer up" anyway....thermals, fleeces etc
I wouldnt have thought the Rib transfers would be more than 5 minutes ??
and wouldnt happen if the sea conditions were not relatively good,
so some basic waterproof stuff should suffice over some cold weather layers.
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