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Old 26 September 2007, 12:48   #11
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15 Denier stockings for me
Yeah they are ok for the winter I prefer 10 denier for the summer
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Old 26 September 2007, 12:52   #12
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I am sure codders would recommend sheepskin. I used to use satin undies but they tended to make things very hard.
Aahhh but they are not man made unless they are from Wales
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Old 27 September 2007, 11:41   #13
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Aahhh but they are not man made unless they are from Wales
I've never seen sheepskin from a whale
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Old 27 September 2007, 11:45   #14
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If you use sheepskin and loads of lanolin you won't even need a drysuit - or a lifejacket - sheep are always self righting - they float with their legs up in the air!!!

Cotton is the most breathable material around BUT once it gets wet it stays wet. The old rule is "cotton kills". I would rather use a microfibre wicking type material.

There is one amazing cotton based product that is fantastic - Ventile. It was first developed for RAF survival suits during WWII. It is fantastic for mountain use. Much more breathable than modern materials - when it gets wet the pores swell up. It's much nicer to wear and doesn't rustle which is why the SAS uses it. Also much tougher - just chuck your jacket over a barbed wire fence to climb over.

The main problem with Ventile though is that when the water eventually gets through it stays wet - for days!!!

http://www.west-winds.net/ventile.htm
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If you use sheep, loads of lanolin - - just chuck your jacket over a barbed wire fence to climb over.
So thats how its done
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Old 28 September 2007, 04:25   #16
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I wear a cheap set of thermals from Tog24, a woolly bear (all in one fleece for the uninitiated) and then the drysuit which is breathable.
I was in the north sea for about 10 mins on the first weekend in March and didn't get cold.
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