Originally Posted by Disschord
Hi I am looking for my first floatation suit.
Does anyone have any buying advice or recommendations ?
While there is a discussion about floation vs. dry suit ... to answer your question; I bought an Abu Garcia suit
, and it is very dry even in heavy spray, and very warm as it contains a thick floatation/thermal layer.
Downside is that it is quite bulky and stiff, so, fine if you are stood helming, but restrictive as you leap around the boat and ashore.
Seems well made and lots of pockets, zips, etc. Remember if you buy a two-part don't take off the jacket and only wear the floating trousers!