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Old 08 November 2010, 19:02   #1
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Drysuit

Going to go buy a drysuit to help keep me warm and dry through the winter months.

Budget is up to 1000.

Never owned one so not sure which to go for?

Can anyone recommend a particular brand or point me in the right direction of which ones to try or avoid?

Thanks.
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Old 09 November 2010, 02:02   #2
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If I had up to 1000 to spend on a drysuit I would opt for Musto Gore-Tex (MPx or HPX) but I am sure you will get lots of differing advice!!
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Reference my last post, a kayaking colleague (who works in a chandlers) tells me that the new Gill Pro Drysuit is the best available. it is light but very durable. Needs the proper base and middle layers to be really effective and keep you warm. Well priced at 330.
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Reference my last post, a kayaking colleague (who works in a chandlers) tells me that the new Gill Pro Drysuit is the best available. it is light but very durable. Needs the proper base and middle layers to be really effective and keep you warm. Well priced at 330.
I bought one of these over the summer, very pleased with it. Easy to get in and out of, comfortable and plenty of freedom of movement in it. You can pick them up for less than 330, A quick Google just found one outlet selling at 250.
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I have a crewsaver hyperdry with a front zip , which I use on my kayak and rib , it cost 275 It's very comfy and does the job .The neck and cuffs are latex which is fine for the kayak, but for rib use I would recommend neoprene which is less restrictive and feels a lot better next to the skin. I would also look at getting one with a convenience zip which for obvious reasons makes things a lot easier and I'm sure with the money you are looking at spending you are not going to get a bad one anyway .
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Old 09 November 2010, 07:43   #6
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for that sort of money you can get a custom made one, perfect size, number of zips as required, and proper boots fitted (e.g. not thin rubber socks which are a PITA to get in and if you step on a sharp stone whilst getting it on you risk a puncture)
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Drysuit

I have a custom one made by hammond drysuits.

Very good quality, very keen to help and totally customisable.

My advice howver, after having owned 3 or 4 different suits is to stay away from multi layer breathable fabrics as they will break down over time and the suit will leak.

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for that sort of money you can get a custom made one, perfect size, number of zips as required, and proper boots fitted (e.g. not thin rubber socks which are a PITA to get in and if you step on a sharp stone whilst getting it on you risk a puncture)
I'd be leaning that way too. Ravenspring are a good option there, and it won't be 1000 either.
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Going to go buy a drysuit to help keep me warm and dry through the winter months.

Budget is up to 1000.

Never owned one so not sure which to go for?

Can anyone recommend a particular brand or point me in the right direction of which ones to try or avoid?

Thanks.
Personally, I've just purchased a new drysuit from Lomo (had never heard of them before either), it's called the Tornado.

(http://www.ewetsuits.com/acatalog/Dr...face.html#a157)

Very good quality, and an absolutely amazing price.
I absolutely love it!
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Personally, I've just purchased a new drysuit from Lomo (had never heard of them before either), it's called the Tornado.

(http://www.ewetsuits.com/acatalog/Dr...face.html#a157)

Very good quality, and an absolutely amazing price.
I absolutely love it!
Ahh! now, there's a question begging to be asked. Have you actually bought the suit young Tom? Or is it the suit you would buy if you were buying one
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