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Old 17 February 2008, 09:47   #1
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Suitable Clothing for Children

Hi,
I am trying to find out the best protective clothing to get for my children to come ribbing.
Obviously they have yet to stop growing so I don't want to buy stuff that will last for a decade etc etc.
Saw this on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...8203%26fvi%3D1

Anyone any thoughts on these or any good suggestions.

Hoping to be on the sea this week, so not just summer days!

Cheers,

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Old 17 February 2008, 14:14   #2
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I've got a Ravenspring drysuit here of about that size if you want it. 30. You'll have to get new boots fitted though as it's got adult size 9/10 on it.
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Old 17 February 2008, 15:22   #3
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It was Cold out today
my 8 yr old was complaining of the cold on her face and spray stinging eyes ,
Hands and face seem to be the most difficult things to keep warm for kids . Some goggles would have been good if we had to go far .
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My 9 and 11 year olds usually wear wetsuits in the summer so they can play in the water, but wear drysuits the rest of the year. Childrens Drysuits are difficult to come by at a reasonable price though.

However they do both love wearing their Geckos, as the visors keep the wind and spray out of their faces and eyes.

In the image below they are wearing them even though the weather only calls for normal clothing and lifejackets.

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Fladen (of Sweden) make a kids Immersion/Floatation one-piece suit - selling for less than 50. I'll be testing one soon on small nephew in March :-) Results can be posted if requested.
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It was Cold out today
my 8 yr old was complaining of the cold on her face and spray stinging eyes ,
Hands and face seem to be the most difficult things to keep warm for kids . Some goggles would have been good if we had to go far .
I find pubs quite warm at this time of year.
We were skiing in Bansko, Bulgaria (DON'T GO THERE!) last week, for the last two days it was -21. I was trying to film the kids with one glove off, frostbite was setting in. Torture.
One piece is prob. the best thing Parksey.
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my 8 yr old was complaining of the cold on her face and spray stinging eyes ,
Hands and face seem to be the most difficult things to keep warm for kids . Some goggles would have been good if we had to go far .
I've mentioned this before, but the savephace has gone down really well with my 9yr old. The more outlandish the design the better!

This thread has some helpful comments
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=19605
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Thanks for your thoughts.

I have acquired some two piece suits now to try with them.

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I find pubs quite warm at this time of year.
We were skiing in Bansko, Bulgaria (DON'T GO THERE!) last week, for the last two days it was -21. I was trying to film the kids with one glove off, frostbite was setting in. Torture.
One piece is prob. the best thing Parksey.
Only problem with a one piece for young kids is , you spend ages getting then dressed up gloves on lifejacket etc , then they say "i want the toilet"

Pub would have been the best place sunday , it looked such a nice day but the wind out of the NE makes it horrible off Plymouth . At least it was a high tide so had a good cruise to the top of the Tamar instead .
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