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Old 20 September 2007, 14:19   #1
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Fladen Flotation suit Owners,

Could you tell me, if you have a 1 piece suit whether it has neoprene inserts in the ankle/ lower leg area.
Just taken delivery of mine and the wrists have velcroed neoprene but not the ankles. Not sure if that's right as I would have thought you needed them in the lower leg area to stop too much water getting.

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Old 20 September 2007, 16:43   #2
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Mine has both, on the legs and rists if I remember correctly. Il check, but I remember doing them up once or twice. They may have changed the design but would have thought the legs would have been just as important.

Have you got the blue/yellow suit or the black/orange?

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Old 21 September 2007, 02:23   #3
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Both my daughters have the one peice blue and yellow, they only have the velcro at the ankles, no neoprane cuff. Have neoprane at the wrists though.
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I have a blue & yellow 1 pc Fladen 845 and it only has neoprene in the cuffs, not in the legs. Suits me as I wear wellies on the boat and I doubt I'd get a welly through a neoprene ankle cuff, though it wasn't what I expected as the info I saw specifically said it had cuffs at both ends...

I can say one thing though - even on a near freezing and quite windy South Atlantic day it's bloody warm I'd say in anything above +10 centigrade your biggest problem will be staying cool enough while wearing it...
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Old 21 September 2007, 07:23   #5
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Thanks Mine's blue&yellow too

They are ok then, i haven't purchased a dud! But yes it did say on the website about neoprene at the ankles too. I guess with wellies on the double velcro strap on each lower leg would make'em near waterproof there too.
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That would be the differance, I have the black and orange suit. I thought it was just the colour differance but maybe it's more than that.

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There are several different types of suit but http://www.fladenfishing.se the manufacturers site even has a download catalogue which says the 845 suit has sealed legs and thighs, but it hasn't! Catalogue: http://www.fladenfishing.se/pdf/en_c...es/122-131.pdf hope that works!

The suit type is on the label sewn into the back of the suit.
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Yep mine is the 845 too. Hopefully when i pick up a pair of sailing boots the external straps at the bottom on the legs should form a good seal. Unless you've tested that already ?!
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Have some thats one year old and they dint have neoeprene on the feets.
got some new last week an they have neoprene on both arms and feet,
and also straps to have over your shoulders inside.

it also have a pocket on the arm with a window on it

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Yep mine is the 845 too. Hopefully when i pick up a pair of sailing boots the external straps at the bottom on the legs should form a good seal. Unless you've tested that already ?!
No I can safely say that with the South Atlantic at about 4 degrees at the moment, I have not "wet tested" the suit nor do I intend to unless the boat explodes underneath me

Nice and warm and no drafts up your leg at high speed into wind on a cold day, but I doubt the water ingress protection is that good. I did wonder about something like a bungee cord wrapped around the legs to tighten them in but for what I am doing at the moment it doesn't seem to be a problem.
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