What does the average rib rider, pilot wear when they are out on their rib? I've been looking at some new gear but has anybody got any tips? I currently wear a couple of layers, at least one fleece topped off by my old kayak dry top with neoprene collar & cuffs.
I ve been looking at the new Musto range any ideas or tips
I have two options at this time of year, generally I'll wear my GIL drysuit - it's front entry so nice and easy to get into single handedly and it's made from fabric which can breathe - a bit like goretex. I wear Fourth Element dive baselayer as an undersuit and that keeps me nice and warm. I just use wetsuit boots over the drysuit socks. If I'm not going to be in the water i.e. if I've left my boat on a pontoon or am launching from a slip with a steep incline (the slip that I normally use is an old naval slip and is therefore huge with a shallow gradient - I have to push the trailer in a long way to float the boat off) I'll wear the same baselayer, jeans and a fleece and waterproof GUL salopettes and a good waterproof jacket. Wellies on the feet (I use wellies with deck soles which dont have deep grips which stones / grit can catch in which could damage your sponsons as you are stepping in/out the RIB)