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Old 12 October 2004, 06:57   #1
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Dry Suite BARGAIN?

I was in Bicester village (outlet centre) on Saturday, just off the M40, they have Helly Hanson Drysuites reduced from 399 to 99, be careful as some are marked up as 149 so get the ones with the 99 tag on These are NOT the breathable ones but are good value for money. They have the rubber ankles (not boots, although there are some oftem there as well), cuffs and neck seal. LOvely colour with a front zip but no convenience (fly) zip, so I guess you pays your money and takes your chance

They are in the back left hand side of the shop, if you are feeling really flush they have an ocean flotation survival suite for some ridiculous amount of money, reduced from say 899 to 400 or so, may be of use to certain individuals on here

There is also a Musto shop that has some very smart drysuites and survival suits, although a bit more expensive.

I hope it is of help to someone, but with winter coming and the rush on these drysuits don't hang about, apparently it is the fashion, nearly everyone in Bicester walks around in them now
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Wow Pete, thanks for the info may have a look at the weekend, cheers
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Yeh! good value, but I have one, thanks for letting us know though
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No problem, just trying to be helpful
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Wow Pete, thanks for the info. Busy at the weekend, but may have a look some other time Yeh! good value, but I have one, thanks for letting us know though.

Now behave

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Wow Pete! If only you were half as funny as you think you are you wouldn't keep on getting banned from forums!

Take a week to cool down . . .

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I looked at these about 2 months ago, so if they still have them they are not exactly flying out of the shop!
I personally did not think that they where that good a bargain, I think if you got one you would soon wish you paid a bit more & got a breathable one with boot for around 175 to 200!
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Old 12 October 2004, 09:18   #8
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I think if you got one you would soon wish you paid a bit more & got a breathable one with boot for around 175 to 200!
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How true got a non breathable one and would not get another, time to pass it on to the other half and get me a new one
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I would strenuously NOT recommend the HH ones.
A mate of mine tried one on in a Lymington shop.
I thought he was going to die. By the time he had got it on his body temperature has risen to an alarming degree and his face had turned the colour of beetroot. By the time he got it off he must have lost a litre or so of fluid. His clothes were soaking.
Funnily enough they were also priced at 99.
Maybe they were the same ones? And still unsold?
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Your thoughts please

Me and the missus are thinking about getting a pair of Typhoon dry suits with moulded boots.

Suggestions welcome

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Old 12 October 2004, 13:25   #11
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Martin, this has been discussed before so, while you're waiting for replies, do a search on 'drysuit'. HTH
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Old 12 October 2004, 13:34   #12
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Me and the missus are thinking about getting a pair of Typhoon dry suits with moulded boots.

Suggestions welcome

Cheers

Martin
We got suits from the same manufacturer and managed a reasonable discount because of getting 2.

Ours are Crewsaver and certainly essential for winter trips. Got em a bit large so that we (well I really) can wear lots of fleecies underneath.

OK and I'm fat too

(Love Bicester BTW)

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Me and the missus are thinking about getting a pair of Typhoon dry suits with moulded boots.

Suggestions welcome

Cheers

Martin
I have a breathable Typhoon dry suit and very happy with it, keeps me very dry and warm, took some friends out in my rib from Poole back in April/May, they were all wearing Jumpers and Fleeces, and all I had on was a T-Shirt Shorts and my Dry suit, they were cold and I had no complaints only the fact that I then had to buy my other half one!!
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Dry Suits

I sail(yes with a rag!) every weekend through out the winter and fall in with depressing regularity so would heartily recommend the drysuits from:- http://www.trident-uk.com .

Nice people, good service and mine has lasted 3 years hard use now and still going strong. Not trendy name but good quality stuff.

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Gawd yer gotta love that Peteb, Flank...Happ...whatever the hell he is calling himself in an attempt not to be the person that was banned this week. I found his incisive comments on stepped hulls based on his experience of the Larson deltaconic whasname thinggamummy particularly good. Makes that Fuller bloke look as though he knows nothing doesn't he.

Dry "suites" are available at all good branches of MFI as advertised by Linda "I like them and I think you will too" Barker. Nice three piece ones in leather.

For those who haven't seen the many threads in the past regarding dry suits then one word "Ravenspring". I thank you....
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The Helly Hanson Dry Suits Are S*it

Gavin bought one this year..... around Feb I think..... I believe he is now on Number 3 ... and looking to replace that one too ....... I think you would be better off wearing a Teabag .... Design problem with the latex seals, and how there are joined to the suit... the latex perishes at this piont and leaks .......

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