Secondly, I have finally grown out of my XS sallopettes from over five years ago, I noticed some XM yachting ones on the Marine Megastore site at £25, does anyone have any experience of these or would it be better to go for a normally priced pair at £60 ish because they would last longer? (Current Marinepool have easily lasted five seasons and were only £40 I think)
how often you in Cumbria? Gerry's of Morecambe have a website/do mail order have various makes and you can try them if you go to the shop. We have loadsa suits of different makes for clients bought from time to time depending on what he had a lot off/was on offer at the time I was passing.
Off on a bit of a tangent - but do bear in mind that if you plan to wear a lifejacket with your Fladen suit, 150N will not be enough. You will need at least 275N to give effective righting
I'd second that too,
We had an angler washed of the local breakwater a few years back he was wearing a floatation suit but no lifejacket ,granted it was rough and near rocks , he was recovered within 15 mins but was sadly dead and face down in the water