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Old 02 October 2007, 17:00   #1
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from a newbie what to wear now its getting cold

as title what do people recommend to wear now its getting colder as i would still like to get out on my rib for a bit so i would be greatfull for input on what other people wear

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Old 02 October 2007, 17:12   #2
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Drysuit minimum.

Gloves. Still haven't found the perfect pair yet !

Warm clothes underneath.

And when it gets colder come December a balaclava or helmet.

The drysuit is an absolute must. It can be shockingly freezing to get splashed, never mind fall in, come the fall. And anyone without one will soon be wanting to go back to the car to get warm and dry. Therefore spoiling what can be a good day out, when the seas are quieter and mooring stops being a problem in the more popular harbours.

Try and get a drysuit with a proper pair of boots. The socks just don't seem to be worth it.

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Old 02 October 2007, 17:18   #3
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what to wear

thanks for the reply can you suggest makes and anywhere in nthe portsmouth area to get a dry suit and boots as i dont want to buy the wrong equipment

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Biggles is of course right

You and your passengers need to be comfortable, and the only way you'll do that is with a Drysuit.


A helmet also keeps the cold wind and spray off your face and out of your eyes.

Gloves - Don't use them myself, but ought to.

Some of the best days out I've had in the Solent have been between November and February

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Old 02 October 2007, 17:21   #5
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What size are you? I may have one here. It'll need a bit of re-sealing but it won't be a long job and it's usable as-is to keep you warm.
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im about 5'8 and medium build i would say and thank you
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Unfortunately I think it may be a bit short for you-the biggest one I've got left is about 5'6" max.
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Old 02 October 2007, 17:41   #8
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ok thanks just my luck
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As a budget option you may want to consider a fishing type floatation suit. Usually available for around the £50 -£70 mark.
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Drysuits with boots are not cheap. Look at £300 new minimum.

Without boots about £175. But I have one and it hasn't lasted too well.

I personally can recomend Ravenspring for the booted suit. And would say have a look around for Typhoon for a cheap sock suit.

If you want to go cheap but not be ready for falling in, I can recomend a neoprene set of waders and a waterproof jacket which will cost about £100 all in. But if you fall in you won't last long.
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