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Old 12 February 2007, 15:46   #11
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Roy, do you have an address or website for the shop in Bicester Village? I'm driving past Bicester tomorrow - living in Manchester, that doesn't happen very often!

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Its just off the M40 (junction 9 i think) about 3 miles but is sign posted. I was in there couple of weeks back and some of the prices were very good they said they had a web site but sorry cant find the details.
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Old 12 February 2007, 16:59   #12
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There is a thread on here from last year from some one who got a HPX from the outlet not sure if it wasant less money.
I pass by there a lot just to mean to put my hand in my pockett.
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Old 12 February 2007, 17:03   #13
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gul and typhhon drysuit

Have had both, we bought the typhoon and it was very good for the 3 years I had it, in the end thogh it was just plain worn out.

went over to the new Gul breathable suit and love it, its a better zip, the cuffs are more comfy and he pocket is a boon, The wear pads also are better. out of the two the gul is better.
the v for money on both is good.
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Old 12 February 2007, 18:31   #14
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I have the Typhoon WOSS the old style, (only back panel breathable, new style the whole top is breathable) in my opinion the Typhoon WOSS is the best drysuit available. Last month I had the latex neck and wrist seals replaced with neoprene seals. Much better.
yep for the WOSS, have tried a lots of drysuits over the years and this is the best i have found without any doubt.

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Old 13 February 2007, 17:24   #15
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There is a thread on here from last year from some one who got a HPX from the outlet not sure if it wasant less money.
I pass by there a lot just to mean to put my hand in my pockett.
I popped in today on my way from London to Manchester. The Musto outlet has got the HPX down from 850 to 500 if anyone's interested.

I also went into Purple Marine and tried on Gul, Crewsaver and Gill. I think I'm going to end up with the Gul one, it has a much better fit than the others, and the neoprene seals are considerably comfier than the latex ones.

Anyone know of any typhoon stockists either in Manchester or en route from London to Manchester that might have a WOSS in stock?

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I paid 499 for a Musto HPX last september from Bicester village. The suit is awesome, and not a second, just a 2006 model year version as I think there is a newer design out for 2007. You will need so sort of base/mid layers as well as the the suit has poor thermal properties. But even if you dont go for the HPX, I'm glad you recognise the safety benefits that these drysuits bring.

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Old 16 February 2007, 17:54   #17
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I have two Guls and have to say that having had a zip failure last year thier back up was second to none. The suit (6 mths old) was returned and replaced with a new suit within a fortnight no quibbles. Watch sizes though 'cause I couldn't get into the new one!! It was smaller than the original so I gave it to my son for Christmas! Such good quality I bought another.........
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Old 17 February 2007, 17:54   #18
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Robin Hood watersports

Thanks for all the feedback guys!

I went to Robin Hood watersports near Leeds to pick up my old drysuit today. They are offering to sell me a custom made to measure suit with pockets where I want them for me for 320! All the suits they make are glued rather than stitched so that there are no stress points on the seams. This means that there are no stitching holes so are more reliable. Also, they tell me that salt water blocks the pores in breathable drysuits, so there is no point having it made from breathable material. What do people think? I'm also wondering about the styling, I've not seen a finished product yet, but I don't think it will have the style of a typhoon or gul.

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Thanks for all the feedback guys!

Also, they tell me that salt water blocks the pores in breathable drysuits, so there is no point having it made from breathable material.

Any thoughts?
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Partly true, so the answer - wash it!! Simple!!

You'll reap the benefits of breathable once you have one.

As for make, has to be the Typhoon WOSS every time.
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Also, they tell me that salt water blocks the pores in breathable drysuits, so there is no point having it made from breathable material. What do people think?
I'll tell you what I think:

Breathable drysuits do work, and they are the only ones worth buying.

I really wouldn't bother with non-breathable drysuit. You'll end up soaked in sweat so you may as well buy a cheap set of oilskins and spend the money on something else.

How about that for a straightforward answer?

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