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Old 25 February 2014, 21:04   #1
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Drysuit shopping, southampton area..

I am going to be in Southampton in the next couple of weeks, and a new drysuit for out in the RIB is on me shopping list.
Can any one give me any pointers as to where I might start looking/ shopping
in the area. ? Any particular shops that may spring to mind.
While I think of it, whats the general consensus latex or Neoprene seals?,
and breathable or non breathable suits.?
Many thanks, Southern.
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Old 25 February 2014, 22:10   #2
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Could do worse than andark at swanwick. Always been very helpful for us.
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Old 26 February 2014, 10:02   #3
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Yep, another vote for Andy at Andark. Have used them several times over the years, and they have always been incredibly helpful, and in my experience reasonably priced.
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Old 26 February 2014, 10:07   #4
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Credit where credits due....

...another one for Andark, very thorough when fitting my kids life jackets.

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Old 26 February 2014, 12:48   #5
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There is a very good Gul outlet shop in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.
Both seal materials are OK, some are sensitive to latex(!), so down to personal choice.
For serious wet weather work, I favour non-breathable.
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Old 26 February 2014, 14:47   #6
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Sadly the Gul outlet in Gunwharf has gone. I was down there the other week and it isn't where it used to be, and I didn't see it anywhere else in Gunwharf either. I was looking for the Gul Code Zero drysuit!
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We use wetsuitoutlet.co.uk great service and competative pricing.
As for seals Neoprene every time unless you like the "Noose neck" look..
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If you can find a Go Outdoors they have Gul Gamma drysuits for 202.


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Old 26 February 2014, 15:39   #9
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Www.ardbay.co.uk are pretty reasonable for Gul Code Zero drysuits - although they're based in Scotland so you may have to find somewhere else if you want to try on first.
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If you can find a Go Outdoors they have Gul Gamma drysuits for 202.


Just saying.
They have a store in Southampton:

GO Outdoors Southampton | Store Opening Times | GO Outdoors

+1 for Andark, also Marine Superstore up the road in Portsmouth are good (can't comment on their drysuits range or pricing):

Marine Super Store - Chandlery, Marine Electronics, Clothing & Supplies
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