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Old 02 January 2014, 05:36   #1
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Whilst in Go Outdoors this week I see that they have the Gul Gamma drysuit at 175 in kids sizes and for 202 in adult sizes - base layers are 36!!
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Are they any good? If so I might be tempted.

BTW - are you considering another attempt at the Looe Pasty run this year?
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Look at this on eBay:

NEW Gul Gamma Front Zip Winter Drysuit Adult Junior Sailing Kayak Canoe Dry Suit

http://bit.ly/1hjYvHm
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Ooh, I like that price - anybody any experience of these Gul drysuits?
Are they any good?, or is it a case of you get what you pay for?
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Not breathable = sweaty inside unless you're cold.
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They are what they are. They looked the same as my Typhoon Alpha lightweight suit.

With the correct base layers you can pull the perspiration away and hold in a mid layer - it's where the term smelly helli comes from

Pays your money, takes your choice - I still use the Alpha, it's better than no suit and sometimes less effort that my Polar Bear Heavyweight suit.

I'm hopeful of going for the Plymouth to Looe Pasty run in the spring - one of the Easter bank holidays hopefully.
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They are what they are. They looked the same as my Typhoon Alpha lightweight suit.

With the correct base layers you can pull the perspiration away and hold in a mid layer - it's where the term smelly helli comes from

Pays your money, takes your choice - I still use the Alpha, it's better than no suit and sometimes less effort that my Polar Bear Heavyweight suit.
Fo sho. Was only pointing it out in case people hadn't registered the fact that it's not breathable. Have been thinking about a Drysuit myself but currently the funding just isnt available.
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Fo sho. Was only pointing it out in case people hadn't registered the fact that it's not breathable. Have been thinking about a Drysuit myself but currently the funding just isnt available.
Indeed - but remember that a breathable suit doesn't stop you getting hot and sweaty - it only allows you to vent and dry (until the gore-tex gets clogged or breaks down!)

The big advantage of these type suits is the price, opens up dry and warm to a larger audience .....
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I'm hopeful of going for the Plymouth to Looe Pasty run in the spring - one of the Easter bank holidays hopefully.
Good Friday could give us sensible tides - I think?
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