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Old 15 November 2009, 03:11   #31
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Thats a bugger Dave re Ravenspring - were they three replacements, three different suits or did your wife wear through three - if any of that makes sense!!

Mine has to go back to be reduced in size - as I rather over egged the measurements - think Canadian Mountie around the leg area ....mmmm hang on though hubby took my measurements and I took his - which fits perfectly!!!

Anyway will now be very careful to ensure neither leak

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Old 15 November 2009, 03:13   #32
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Old 15 November 2009, 14:39   #33
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Where are the prices? Say the 200 version?

I'm hoping to get a dry suit for next season, mainly for weather protection on the RIB. I'd like one that will be ok for me to do some snorkelling - NOT diving, but just swimming around on the surface with mask and snorkel. Will any of the suits mentioned in this thread be OK, or should I go for a 'diving' suit, like some of the higher spec Aqua tec ones?
Hi Alystra,

It's best to give them a ring and have a chat about your requirements. I reckon the 200 will be fine for what you want as long as you don't intend to go crawling over barnacle encrusted rocks (I had a reinforced 'bum patch' added to mine because I usually wear it in rock strewn rivers).

One tip when getting measured is to remember to allow for bulky warm layers- paricularly around the shoulders because if the suit's too tight here it can pull the neck seal away from your neck when you look down.

If you're lucky they may have some surplus suits the right size which should be cheaper as long as you don't mind 'Fire' written down the arms.

I have the rubber socks fitted as I can chose what to wear on my feet, walking boots/canyoning boots/fins/trainers. Again allow for thick socks in the winter as tight socks is the quickest way to cold feet although they're easy enough to change.

Front zips are the way ahead and of you're feeling flush a 'comfort' (piss) zip. Zips are expensive so make sure they're fully unzipped when you put the suit on to prevent it getting strained. I flush mine with fresh water after salt water use and lubricate with silicon spray not oil.

All the best, Jim
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Old 15 November 2009, 18:49   #34
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Hi Alystra,

It's best to give them a ring and have a chat about your requirements. I reckon the 200 will be fine for what you want as long as you don't intend to go crawling over barnacle encrusted rocks (I had a reinforced 'bum patch' added to mine because I usually wear it in rock strewn rivers).

One tip when getting measured is to remember to allow for bulky warm layers- paricularly around the shoulders because if the suit's too tight here it can pull the neck seal away from your neck when you look down.

If you're lucky they may have some surplus suits the right size which should be cheaper as long as you don't mind 'Fire' written down the arms.

I have the rubber socks fitted as I can chose what to wear on my feet, walking boots/canyoning boots/fins/trainers. Again allow for thick socks in the winter as tight socks is the quickest way to cold feet although they're easy enough to change.

Front zips are the way ahead and of you're feeling flush a 'comfort' (piss) zip. Zips are expensive so make sure they're fully unzipped when you put the suit on to prevent it getting strained. I flush mine with fresh water after salt water use and lubricate with silicon spray not oil.

All the best, Jim
Many thanks for all that Jim, some good points to consider.

Cheers, Tony
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Just got myself a Breathable Typhoon WOSS + 100g Typhoon Undersuit and it seems perfect! Hadnt tried it in water or given it any use yet but i love it already !!!
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I have used many diffrent drysuits modells, nowdays i use only Ursuit drysuits and Ursuit divingsuits. They are proven to be very reliable and they are very nice to use. My opinion is that there is no better product on the market.
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hmmm - first post, unequivocal recommendation, call me an old cynic but......
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hmmm - first post, unequivocal recommendation, call me an old cynic but......
Dave, you're an old cynic!

Those suits look great, and look at the conditions!

And I can't find those two pics on the Ursuit website, so....
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Last week I visited the Henry LLoyd outlet in 'Clarks village' at Street, they had a very nice TOP END heavy duty, ''OFFSHORE'' drysuit new,but old stock, [including front convenience zip 'KY 2'!] for I think 130,this suit retails at over 700!! A BARGAIN...IF, you are a size medium!! Hope this may help someone.
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Old 22 November 2009, 07:33   #40
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That's a cracking bargain Max - probably worth purchasing and reselling at that price - as for Knot Yet 2 he is an XXXXXL size so would'nt fit
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