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Old 15 May 2012, 06:50   #1
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After the missus' inglorious dunking & subsequent iPhone replacement at the weekend. We're looking to get her something more suitable in the protective clothing department. (note I'm doing my best not to mention the BS word) so any recommendations in the dry suit dept. She doesn't like anything tight around her neck
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Don't know anything about dry suits but my Lifeproof iPhone 4S case has saved my phone a few times now. Doesn't mind a dunking and not too bulky.
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Don't know anything about dry suits but my Lifeproof iPhone 4S case has saved my phone a few times now. Doesn't mind a dunking and not too bulky.
Funnily we've been looking at those as well. The annoying thing is, the free waterproof pouch from Overboard, was sat on the kitchen table
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look at a dry suit with neoprene neck seals - I can't have anything tight around my neck or I start chocking, no issue with neoprene neck seals & I got cuffs too.

i bought a made to measure from Hammonds .

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Funnily we've been looking at those as well. The annoying thing is, the free waterproof pouch from Overboard, was sat on the kitchen table
That's why they work, because you never take it off.
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Funnily we've been looking at those as well. The annoying thing is, the free waterproof pouch from Overboard, was sat on the kitchen table
I also need to get one of those
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[QUOTE=Pikey Dave;462650] (note I'm doing my best not to mention the BS word) QUOTE]

But you have mentioned it you want one your self really your just going to use her as excuse to buy a his and hers matching pair
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Dry suits are OTT IMHO. It's also far less embarrassing getting a beer at watering holes in a normal jacket, rather than looking like an SAS or 007 wannabee!!!!!! Some places don't let you in.

Unless you can warrant the cost however, perhaps you launch yourself, beach a lot and jump in and go out when ridiculously inclement for extended cruising.

For practicality and all but most circumstances a decent sailing jacket, some trousers and waterproof shoes (or sealskinz socks in trainers 15 are an excellent alternative to goretex shoes or Wellies) will suffice. A fleece and warm trousers, plus gloves to keep warm.

Then a gecko helmet if really keen. Or ski goggles. They are good when raining.

That's all I use and have been out in miserable weather.

You can get a nice coastal jacket by Musto for sub 150. Most between 100-150 will be warm, good quality and waterproof. Then a cheap pair of 30 waterproof trousers from Go outdoors etc.

Horses for courses though. Cost to your particular wallet vs benefit.
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Dry suits are OTT IMHO. It's also far less embarrassing getting a beer at watering holes in a normal jacket, rather than looking like an SAS or 007 wannabee!!!!!! Some places don't let you in.

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There speaks a man whos rib is tied to a bouy and is a fine weather boater , last weekend in Aberdovey it took me and Joe 25 mins to get the rib on to the trailer. we had a very fast out going low tide and i was up to my shoulders in the water trying to keep domino straight it was raining and not many people about, a good time to have a dry suit on i was thinking.
It was impossible for me to drive it on with only a 15 year old with me the tide was low and lots of ditch's to get stuck in . "YOU SHOULD TRY IT SOME TIME" we dont look on our selfs as SAS or 007 wannabee's. We are out most weekends no matter what the weather, if something went wrong you have to give your self the best chance Aberdovery is a great place but full of Gin and tonic drinkers who wont go out if the wind blows more than 5mph maybe you should move here
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There speaks a man whos rib is tied to a bouy and is a fine weather boater , last weekend in Aberdovey it took me and Joe 25 mins to get the rib on to the trailer. we had a very fast out going low tide and i was up to my shoulders in the water trying to keep domino straight it was raining and not many people about, a good time to have a dry suit on i was thinking.
It was impossible for me to drive it on with only a 15 year old with me the tide was low and lots of ditch's to get stuck in . "YOU SHOULD TRY IT SOME TIME" we dont look on our selfs as SAS or 007 wannabee's. We are out most weekends no matter what the weather, if something went wrong you have to give your self the best chance Aberdovery is a great place but full of Gin and tonic drinkers who wont go out if the wind blows more than 5mph maybe you should move here
LOL, calm down dear. As I said, they need justifying, but if they can be, they're worth it. But not for most users.

Perhaps you should find a better place to launch.

As for fair weather user, it wasn't v fair the other week!!
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