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kjohnson
03-29-2008, 12:05 PM
Which drysuit is easier to get on and off, the baggy style or neoprene type?

ShamrockIV
03-29-2008, 12:15 PM
i am buying the baggy type. that is what i have been instructed to do by people in the know!! works better and is easier on and off!!

icewake
03-29-2008, 12:37 PM
i have the neoprene and kind of wish i had the baggy, but if you slalom ski im not sure how much the baggy would affect you

ShamrockIV
03-29-2008, 12:37 PM
i would think not too bad ice. remember how bobby pushed all the air out of it?

TheOneandOnly
03-29-2008, 12:54 PM
this sounds like a dumb question, but do you stay totally dry in a dry suit? We need to figure out which one to get dry or wet.

ShamrockIV
03-29-2008, 01:09 PM
dry bro!!!
look at this pic. my buddy had his clothes on underneath!! he was dry as a bone. water temp was 55!!!
plus i learned to wear life vest on the inside then it stays dry too!! duh!!! lol

TheOneandOnly
03-29-2008, 01:29 PM
SWEEET looks like were going dry...

ShamrockIV
03-29-2008, 01:31 PM
i am sold on them!! i will be getting one before next year!!! it sure does extend ur season!! plus they are cheaper than insulated wet suit!!

bigmac
03-29-2008, 02:27 PM
Baggy for sure. The biggest advantage is that you don't have to get undressed in cold air temps to get into them, nor when you take them off

ShamrockIV
03-29-2008, 02:28 PM
amen big mac!!!! that is a def bonus. plus whatever u got on under it will help keep u warm!!!!

sethro
03-29-2008, 03:26 PM
KJohnson,

You originally asked what suit is easier to get in and out of. Without a doubt in my experience the neoprene type is easier. I've had all three types...neoprene, baggy, hybrid (neoprene bottom baggy top) and I am sold on the baggy suit for now...used a baggy for the last 4 years or so.

The only thing more difficult about getting in the baggy suit is getting the ankle seals over the feet. Not a "deal breaker" for me, but just to answer your original question.

bigmac
03-29-2008, 10:46 PM
The only thing more difficult about getting in the baggy suit is getting the ankle seals over the feet. Not a "deal breaker" for me, but just to answer your original question.

Boot lube.;)

TheOneandOnly
03-29-2008, 10:54 PM
do the tight ends cut off circulation?

Laurel_Lake_Skier
03-29-2008, 11:04 PM
Ankles and wrists are fine. The neck seal can seem a bit tight at first. Some people will trim them down a bit if they feel like they are being choked by the seal.

ORX-1
03-31-2008, 06:05 PM
Anyone know the ballpark cost for a good used dry suit? I have seen $175-$500? Is used arlight?

flipper
03-31-2008, 06:08 PM
I don't know about getting a used one, unless you get to try it out before paying. They are kind of expensive to fix if they have a leak. I would just pay for a new one, and have a warranty.

stuie
03-31-2008, 06:38 PM
I'm looking at ordering a drysuit within a couple of days,..either a O'Neil Boost @$350 or an American BF2000 @$379 Any opinions on which would be the better suit?? Does ayone know of better prices?

Thanks Stuart

flipper
03-31-2008, 06:50 PM
I have an O'Neil, and I'm happy with it. Others on here have talked about other ones that are better. Do a search on here, and you'll find all kinds of stuff on them.