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Old 12 February 2007, 10:28   #1
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Recommend a drysuit!

Hi guys,
I've just had a new sock put on my Gul breathable drysuit and then had it pressure tested. There are leaks at the tops of the legs and the bottom of the zip has gone, total repairs about 180. I'm thinking that it's not worth repairing, given that the Gul Infra is going for about 200-230. This has happened just as I'm about to do a safety boat course and I've been told that there will be some time when I have to get in the water - on the first weekend of March...bbbrrr.

What drysuits do people use and what would you recommend, based on what's currently available? I was only planning on spending about 50 on repairs, so I don't want to spend 850 on a Musto HPX!

Thanks guys,
Tim
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Old 12 February 2007, 10:39   #2
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Hi Tim

I've got a Crewsaver Hyperdry breathable dry suit. It cost 250 at Southampton boat show 18 months ago and its been fine.

Easy to get in to, has braces (more useful than you think!!!) and matches the colour of my boat!!!!

What more could you want out of a dry suit!!
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Old 12 February 2007, 10:57   #3
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Justly popular with ribsters. Breathable, comfortable (get the comfort zip if you are doing extended cruising) and a decent bunch of people to deal with too.
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Old 12 February 2007, 13:35   #5
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we spotted Musto HPX dry suites at the Outlet store at Bicester village
399 about half price. I have a crewsaver and that great but the HPX is in a differant class but its pricey.
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Thanks for the comments. Anyone got a Gul/Typhoon suit?

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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Thanks for the comments. Anyone got a Gul/Typhoon suit?

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!

Cheers,
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Tim,
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.
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Old 12 February 2007, 15:31   #8
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Wife has a Gul Infra (?) which I've worn a couple of times. Glideskin neoprene seals, breathable. She loves it, and the few times I've used it I've liked it too. >1 year old, so no long term durability reports...

She's got quite broad shoulders for a woman, from pushing a wheelchair. That dictated her sizing and luckily for me that means her suit fits me too Of course, that also means she's wearing it most of the time that I might like to
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we spotted Musto HPX dry suites at the Outlet store at Bicester village
399 about half price. I have a crewsaver and that great but the HPX is in a differant class but its pricey.
In that case, grab it. A secondhand one sold on ebay for 500.
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Old 12 February 2007, 15:36   #10
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I have a Typhoon Racer XTS F/E with socks which looks like this, (please see below) although I haven't quite mastered the pose yet. To be honest its the first drysuit I've owned but from that limited experience, and for what its worth I've found it superb, its comfortable, its easy to put on and take off and most importantly it keeps me dry, totally!
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