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Old 05 October 2010, 12:18   #11
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Floatation suits get my vote too but I would go for one that is breathable as otherwise you tend to sit in your own portable sauna after a while. I notice that Imax have brought out a new two piece breathable suit but I've not tracked down anyone that has tried one yet to get an opinion. Anyone here got/heard anything on it?
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Old 05 October 2010, 12:35   #12
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Floatation suits get my vote too but I would go for one that is breathable as otherwise you tend to sit in your own portable sauna after a while. I notice that Imax have brought out a new two piece breathable suit but I've not tracked down anyone that has tried one yet to get an opinion. Anyone here got/heard anything on it?
wouldnt touch any IMAX products. I bought the missus a 2 piece floatation suit and it lasted about a month. very poor quality stitching throughout.
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Why don't you just buy a pair of yellow oilers? A jacket and salopette combo will cost you less than 100. Fisherman wear oilers; they don't wear posh sailing jackets. The reason? Oilers are 100% water and wind proof; Goretex gear looks good but after a while it'll just let you down.
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Old 05 October 2010, 13:23   #14
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So, I've been looking at the Fladen immersion suits, the Bogmeister recommends these highly & at 80 they seem to good to be true........Also I'm leaning towards the 1 piece suit rather than the jacket & salopettes, thoughts?
I've used a Fladen one piece suit for three years, in all weathers. The suit has stood up to the rigours of ribbing very well. The zip has done well, unlike the Lidl gear's zips which fell apart very quickly.

My one negative is that they are not completely waterproof, i.e. continuous soaking will eventually make it to the inner clothing. In fairness, for 69, I can't expect any more and they certainly are showerproof and very warm.
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I wore a one-piece Mullion suit in Antarctica and it performed very well. It's more comfortable to wear than the drysuit, but the drysuit still gets my vote if the waves are trying to join me in the boat or the rain is trying too hard to go down my neck

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Old 06 October 2010, 05:01   #18
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Has anybody used or have knowledge of this company http://www.sundridge.co.uk/categorie...loatation.html
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Old 31 October 2010, 11:41   #19
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Tested my new Fladen one piece suite today on the SR. First time ever had too warm clothing in a open boat. The weather was very warm for this time of the year tough, guess +7, water is already colder.

The suit is light and quality seams OK for price. Biggest difference compared to other cheap ones is that this is also a rescue suit(although lowest class but still). So far seams like a good buy, time will tell the quality. Cheers
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Keep watching eBay for ex-mod surface immersion suits. They are the yellow/back Typhoon breathable ones. Thats a 500 drysit for about 100 if you are unlucky on postage. Team that up with a divers all in one undersuit; oceanic ugi, weasel extreme or or other. For your feet; Typhoon rockboots or similar.

The only challenging decisions to be made now are;
1 Hat: Gecko/Gaf or some such fleece orientated abomination
2 Hip flask contents; Rum, Rum or err Rum?
3 Hot flask contents Morrisons ThiaChick Soup ot Ox Tail.

If you fancy a floatation suit fladen seem to do some ok ones.
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