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Old 23 December 2019, 09:09   #1
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Safety clothing

Been looking at clothing. Usually wear just an auto inflate in the summer and then onto the flotation jacket in the winter but now I've got the sib thinking of a drysuit.
What do you guys wear and at different times of year
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Old 23 December 2019, 09:18   #2
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surface water sport dry suit all year round just wear more underneath when its cold
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there's a thread dry suit for ribbing plenty of info tommy
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I tend to wear normal clothes with a windproof layer when I'm on the river where there is negligible risk of falling in. In the summer, on the sea I've done long trips in a good semi dry suit (quality wetsuit) plus windproofs. On a cold choppy day with lots of spray and with a risk of falling in, a membrane dry suit over a woolly bear and thermals.

When you get wet, windchill is the big enemy.

Always take a hat. Woolly for warmth, or broad brimmed for sun protection.

And a waistcoat-style buoyancy aid is good insulation too.
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My brother and I fish March through to October on the east and west coast Scotland. Think four seasons and you learn that adaptability is the way to go.

I'm not at the dry suit stage yet, but I can see the attraction. We're still wearing XC Offshore suits, waterproof jackets and hi-fit trousers. We layer up, so neck warmers, padded shirts, Craghopper trousers, woollen hat and socks. We carry over-trousers for when the going gets tough. Spare fleeces, and t-shirts are a must.

If it gets warm, then the jackets come off. The hi-fit trousers are very comfortable, especially with life-jackets on.
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Fladen flotation suits all year round but maybe in a SIB a dry suit is a better bet (wading for launching etc)....
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