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Old 16 December 2003, 10:15   #11
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Back to drysuits . . .

I prefer a back zip, but most people seem to go for big diagonal front zips. Wherever you have your main zip, do be sure to get a fly zip too.


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Oh god yes. Very sound advice. Nothing more frustrating than being yellow eyed in your drysuit cos you are desperate to go but dont wanna get wet!
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Old 16 December 2003, 10:35   #12
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Try protec dry suits I have had 5 suits off them over the years and know problems.
They cost about 260 with a p zip and boots and pocket all made to your size just the job for ribbing.
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Old 16 December 2003, 14:40   #13
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I don't want breathable
Breathable drysuits are still totally waterproof. I doubt there up to diving but theyll keep you totally dry on a quick swim from mooring to pub.

Look for neopreme seals not latex. Neapreme being far more comfortable, longer lasting and just as waterproof.

My personal preferance is latex socks worn with dingy boots. If you have ankle seals you will need to shave all the hairs off your lower leg or let the latex rib them out for you!
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If you have ankle seals you will need to shave all the hairs off your lower leg or let the latex rib them out for you!
Ugh, nasty!

Just go for the boots attached to the drysuit. Definitely a good system. You just jump out of the drysuit and into comfy dry trainers which you kept in the drybag - and you're instantly warm, dry and comfy and ready for that pub lunch.

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I'd suggest Gore-Tex rescue suit, I have used those for ribbing for several years without problems. From pretty warm to very cold circumstances Gore-Tex suit works very well. My supplier is Ursuit (www.ursuk.com), the longest time I have spent in zero degree water wearing their Gore-TEX suit was 12 hours, but that's the whole another story...:-)
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Breathable (even asthmatic) dry bags don't survive diving. In diving dry bags you reach 100% humidity in slightly less than 2 minutes. Front entry means you can get in and out of it yourself, neoprene is comfortable, latex leaks can be self found and self fixed in under 5 minutes.
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What do you mean by "don't survive"? They're not breathable under water (which is why diving suits aren't made from breathable fabric), but going into the water won't damage them.

It may be easier to get in and out of a drysuit with a front zip, but I can manage quite easily on my own with a back zip, so don't assume it's not possible! I initially thought that I would always need help with the zip until I found myself on my own at the end of the day facing a 100 mile drive in my dry suit if I couldn't get it off . . .

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John, anytime you need help with undoing your zipper, let me know and I'll send gARF over.
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Go for the new TYPHOON WUSS . The whole top is yellow and fully breathable. The suit has a front diagonal zip so no need to have a seperate fly zip. It is also fitted with hard boots

or you could go for the RACER but front entry . this is fully breathable , glide skin neck and cuff seals , latex socks , internal braces and comes with a 3 year warranty on workmanship

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Looks Like this would suit You JF ( sorry I couldn't help it)
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Did In say WUSS or was it WOSS?

WOSS so no mistake here

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