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Old 09-09-2015, 10:47 AM
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Wetsuit/Shorty?

I was thinking about getting a shorty for late fall/early spring runs in the North Georgia Mountains.

Right now the water temp is 81 but that will start dropping quickly.

Does a shorty work for you most of the time when the water temps get to the mid 70's?
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:03 AM
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Myself, I have the following stages:
a) Trunking it (summer)
b) Heater shirt (early fall, late spring)
c) 3/2 Full (mid-late fall, early-mid spring)
d) 4/3 Full (winter season riding)

For me adding a shorty to that mix would be of little benefit. If you are looking to extend the season as much as possible, go with a full suit.

But if all you want to go is mid 70's I'd say a shorty would do the job.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:13 AM
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I don't consider the shorty until mid 60's, but I don't live in Georgia. I'm considering going to just a top instead of shorty since they are easier/quicker to get on/off.

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Old 09-09-2015, 11:24 AM
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Blue Ridge was 78 this weekend. Wish it was still 81!

I wouldn't mess with a shorty. Heater shirt for the nippy mornings, full 3/2 for when it gets cold.
It's no more trouble to put on/take off, keeps you warmer and is not restrictive. I wear my 3/2 under my barefoot suit when the water gets in the 60's down to upper 40's.

I bought a billabong 3/2 for $100 from Buywake at least 4 years ago. Still looks new.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:27 AM
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Blue Ridge was 78 this weekend. Wish it was still 81!

I wouldn't mess with a shorty. Heater shirt for the nippy mornings, full 3/2 for when it gets cold.
It's no more trouble to put on/take off, keeps you warmer and is not restrictive. I wear my 3/2 under my barefoot suit when the water gets in the 60's down to upper 40's.

I bought a billabong 3/2 for $100 from Buywake at least 4 years ago. Still looks new.
Do they draw down Blue Ridge in the winter? Burton drawdown starts Nov. 1 this year and wont be back up till April.
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:21 PM
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I ride in CO with a shorty through October into 60's/50's then when its colder then that it's time to snowboard
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:26 PM
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Southerners got it good. Shorties are nearly full boating season at 8,300' in the Rockies.

We tend to go by water temps:

>68F: trunks only
63F - 67F: 3/2 shorties
58F - 63F: 3/2 full
<58F: drysuit
<55F: add booties, gloves, possibly hood
<50F: bourbon in front of the fire
<32F: snow skiis and hopefully googles
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:43 PM
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I will wear my 2mm long sleeve shorty down to around 60 degree water temps and be comfortable. I like it because wearing board shorts over it, it just looks like a have a heater top on but I'm still warm. I think I'm going to buy a top for when the water gets in the low 70's this year.
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:59 PM
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Used my shorty early mornings and late evenings in 1000 Islands, NY this summer. Water temps averaged 64-68*. Shorty was perfect especially seeing as how when I left Florida water temps here were 91*
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Old 09-09-2015, 05:39 PM
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I recommend a long-sleeve/short-leg wetsuit if you decide to go with a "shorty." And don't buy the cheapest one out there because they don't stretch nearly as well as the more expensive ones. You'll feel very constricted if you get a cheap suit that doesn't stretch well.
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