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Old 18 October 2016, 13:39   #61
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Dubrus, I shared your gecko cynicism. a fine smir one day on the willk craft persuaded me there was some merit, but it doesn't really take any spray so I remained unconvinced until I stumbled on four here going cheap that happened to have the right mix of sizes for our bonces.

Mrs P was most cynical (whilst not a fashionista she certainly has no desire to look like a wannabe rnli guy, and she leaves no doubt about her nationality when getting her purse out!) . They were however a resounding hit at Easdale, and on subsequent trips. On a calm trip to jura I didn't bother with them and got abuse when it was a bit lumpy in the middle. Now described by her as the best boat purchase I've made!
Hey bud,

Why are they better than a good balaclava? That is what I'm struggling with really.

Or, a balclava and a ghetto if you prefer.

Now, a heated gecko I'm in
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Gath gedi rescue hats half price of gecko they have ear vents that open and close half or full mask padded and retains heat.
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Why are they better than a good balaclava? That is what I'm struggling with really.
I can't honestly say, I've never worn a balaclava on a RIB. However:

- I imagine a balaclava on a rib at speed might make some security staff anxious; and if they have guns I really don't want them getting twitchy!
- The thing annoys my lot is the stinging of salt spray in their eyes.
- In Scotland it can be warm and wet - I don't necessarily want heat if I can keep the spray off.
- Balaclavas get itchy when you wear them for a long time.
- Ordinary balaclavas get soggy when wet. Obv, neoprene ones will be better - but might be worse for some of the above.
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Or, a balclava and a ghetto if you prefer.
yes, on a proper winter's day that seems wise and the gecko will protect the balaclava too.
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perhaps this should be a thread in itself, best gear for winter boating.

i think the truth is this simple, if it suits what you need then sod what anyone else says, it is your wedge.

i use a "polarclava" such as- http://www.gillmarine.com/gb/i3-pola...2nkhoCCgLw_wcB

i have a couple of different ones depending on if it is likely to rain or is it just cold.

i couple this with a pair of ski goggles but that is a rare occasion.

i spend quite a bit of time in the troublesome police lochs around the subs and whilst i have been pulled by them it has never been whilst wearing one of these....ofcourse now i have said that..............
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These are better than the Bolle ones that cost three times the price. (I have both)
I'll second that, I only have 2 geckos so the other 4 people wore these. I'd seen someone else recommend them on here before, did the job fine, except for looking like we were going try and commandeer any ship in site!
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