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Old 28 January 2005, 08:28   #21
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I am in the market for a new one.
Any suggestions?

Want breathable, neoprene neck and cuffs and front zip.
Oh and cheap would be a right bonus!

Many thanks in advance

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Jon, highly recommend Hammond dry suits http://www.hammond-drysuits.co.uk/

They are fairly local, will tailor to any size or ODD shape and add pockets, zips and anything else you should want, and if you pay them a visit when ordering they will measure and get you to try differnt types of neck and wrist seel to gain the best fit for your shape or need.

I have friends that own them that do both surface and under water sports who absolutely rave about them, next suit i buy will be a Hammond.
And if your concience about where you spend your hard earned then keep it in Kent !!
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Old 28 January 2005, 17:53   #22
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For general rib use, integral boots or not? And why?
Boots get my vote. It's just easier.

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PS Don't forget the fly zip (that's far more important than the type of footwear!)
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Old 30 January 2005, 06:54   #23
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Old 01 February 2005, 10:31   #24
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Try a GUL, Very good quality

I have had Musto and Crewsaver and rate the GUL well above the others for quality and price. Mine came from Mailspeed Marine in Warrington

I agree with others that the Ravenspring looks a little light weight and not well suited (forgive the pun) to SAR opps.
Jon,

I bought a Gul Solent drysuit about 4mths ago and have used it all through the winter and have been really impressed. The neoprene neckseal has kept me reasonably dry in all but the biggest surf and I now prefer the latex socks (in a seperate neoprene boot) to my old typohoon with built in steel toe boots.

Lack of 'comfort zip' isn't too much of a problem if you are flexible and can reach the front fastening main zip!

www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk are doing one at £209 - superb value and it doesnt look too geeky.

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Jon,


Lack of 'comfort zip' isn't too much of a problem if you are flexible and can reach the front fastening main zip!

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Jon

Ed forgot to mention that

Lack of 'comfort zip' isn't too much of a problem if you are flexible and can reach the front fastening main zip fast enough
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