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Old 04 October 2014, 07:31   #1
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Hi all - I saw these today, anyone got a view on them ? Tried them ?

Even thought they are in the US I can get some picked up for me by a friend. They seem quite good.
First Watch Anti-Exposure Suit - Hi-Vis Yellow/Black - Large – NavShack
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Old 04 October 2014, 09:48   #2
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is it better than any 225 suit available in the UK? Suits are quite possible to get here for a lot less than that - so assume that it must be "high end"
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Hi all - I saw these today, anyone got a view on them ? Tried them ?

Even thought they are in the US I can get some picked up for me by a friend. They seem quite good.
First Watch Anti-Exposure Suit - Hi-Vis Yellow/Black - Large – NavShack
I've got one of these, paid about 250 for it. very comfortable & warm but not totally waterproof in the rough stuff. Nothing beats a drysuit for that.
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Old 04 October 2014, 11:44   #5
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Er Hellooooo! I've had a Fladen rescue system suit for a few years now. Cost around 70 & great value!!
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Old 04 October 2014, 12:34   #6
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Have had a Mullion suit that was bril...so good m'burglar took it with him when he went thru m'garage! b@st@rd!
I think they were Mainstream that we had after that-which were cr@p - rain went straight thru. Got a batch of Fladen suits now & they are fine. Better for sitting in all day winter cod fishing than coping with the neck seal on a drysuit but they obviously aint immersion proof.
Whatever they say I don't think any are truly breathable though. As soon as you put a layer of foam inside the fabric it sorta defeats that principle. So it can get a bit damp inside one.
We have bought ours at "Gerry's of Morecambe"-mail order angling gear as he always had good offers on when we wanted suits so might be worth looking on t'internet though I haven't looked for quite a while.
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I've got one of these, paid about 250 for it. very comfortable & warm but not totally waterproof in the rough stuff. Nothing beats a drysuit for that.

I thought you'd been shopping to Aldi with Kerny


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You're right Tony, exactly same as mine

Except mine was 70 quid
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You're right Tony, exactly same as mine

Except mine was 70 quid
It'll come in handy when you're laid under the Nissan, no point in spending a fortune
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It'll come in handy when you're laid under the Nissan, no point in spending a fortune
I haven't got a fortune mate that's why I haven't got a LR... I'm a council waller remember
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