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Old 13 November 2012, 21:41   #21
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Any comments about Palm Aleutian Drysuit ??
Take a look at the Typhoon PS220 extreme, looks a nice peice of kit
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For lightweight one of the Typhoon Alphas or Racers last ok. Not a patch on my Polar Bear though. Had one with no valves and heavy duty boots - great suit.

Beaver will also sell a good suit with no valves.
I think that surface dry suits are a better option for ribbing treerat.

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Old 13 November 2012, 21:49   #24
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I thought that you BS guys would go for the rear zip option
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I think that surface dry suits are a better option for ribbing treerat.

Somebody will come along now and prove me wrong
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One thing to take into account is if you will be going out on your own. A rear zip is almost impossible to zip and open when nature calls and requires someone to open and close for you.
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One thing to take into account is if you will be going out on your own. A rear zip is almost impossible to zip and open when nature calls and requires someone to open and close for you.
No worry s there... the BS Gang like playing with there zips and they sit down for a p*ss

A convenience zip is a good idea though.
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Lol well you can get pee valves in some drysuits, although these won't help those with manginas!
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No worry s there... the BS Gang like playing with there zips and they sit down for a p*ss

A convenience zip is a good idea though.
Pity we can't zip ur feckin lips : D
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Take a look at the Typhoon PS220 extreme, looks a nice peice of kit
Typhoon's the way to go, with proper booted feet for nice thick woolly socks to go with the fleece.
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re dry suit looking for

as a diver of over 30 years and rib owner

look at a second hand membraine dry suit used for diving a lot cheeper than musto etc
if you look on ebay should get a suit for about 100.00

i would get a membraine suit to give more flexability in movement than a neopreen suit

depending on your size
if its new your looking for then try

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Otter Drysuits, UK

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I have one of these http://http://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.u...13-p-4860.html use it for dinghy sailing in the winter mainly
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Lol well you can get pee valves in some drysuits, although these won't help those with manginas!
I have a couple pee valves installed in my scuba diving drysuits and swear by them. For the surface suit a zipper over the crotch area is preferable, which is what my surface suit has.

Having owned many different types of drysuit suits, I think I am at suit number eight, I have learned a lot of what I like and do not like. Since this is a surface suit one of the most important features I would look for is breathability. Gore-tex is the best known material. Since their patent expired there are now lots of materials available that do the same thing. I also prefer to have my feet inside the suit, so no latex cuffs at the ankles. Socks are okay, as I use Chuck Taylors over my scuba suit socks, but much prefer DUI's Turbo Soles (Built in soft boots), which is what my DUI Gore-tex surface suit has. It also has a zipper right across the crotch area for relieving ones self. It is a pretty light weight suit.

Two piece suits are common for making entry easier, but they are known to leak. I look at it as if you need a drysuit to survive in the cold water, then you want it 100% sealed.

Types of seals today can be latex, neoprene and now silicon. The most common on cheaper suits is going to be latex. Silicon can not be glued on and requires a system to install them. Neoprene is known to leak on headers, but I don't think you are planning on doing active sports like wakeboarding, so they would probably work. They also happen to provide warmth. More common on the neck seal than the wrists. Some folks are allergic to latex and must finds alternatives. Taking care of latex seals is the their biggest downfall. They only last a year or so if used heavily and talc powder applied does help keep the oils from getting into the seals.

Nothing wrong with getting a used suit and repairing it. You can get screaming deals that way. Seal replacements are a piece of cake, and zippers are doable but require a little more work.

What you wear under the suit is just as important. You want something that doesn't retain water. Cotton kills, leave it at the dock. Think modern high tech materials, and fleece. Light weight and fluffy is good which are the characteristics that fleece has.
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No worry s there... the BS Gang like playing with there zips and they sit down for a p*ss

A convenience zip is a good idea though.
Always knew they a bunch of big girls!!

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I'm watching this thread closely as I've always fancied a drysuit!! (I've never owned one, nor have i ever worn one) Has anybody tried the Gul Gamma Drysuit? They seem really cheap at 180 new. How do they compare to the Gul Shadow?
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I'm watching this thread closely as I've always fancied a drysuit!! (I've never owned one, nor have i ever worn one) Has anybody tried the Gul Gamma Drysuit? They seem really cheap at 180 new. How do they compare to the Gul Shadow?
You want to make sure that it is fully breathable it makes a big difference also it's worth having a storm collar like this one, also in black



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I see, I guess the old saying "You get what you pay for" springs to mind!

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Guys - MANY thanks to all of you who came with constructive information and advice !
I will look at all of the tips and will take my time to make my choice .
Unfortunately I have to order online cause in Kiev is no way to find ANY dry suit usefull for ribbing and in Germany where I live we also do not have marine outlets each corner ...
I`ll let you know once I bought my suit !
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