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Old 01-14-2013, 08:21 AM
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Neo socks work great
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:46 AM
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What Snork said, was my thought. Basically Scuba diving boots. Also, they make long jackets for post dives. These are nylon on the outside to stop wind and fleece on the inside to keep you warm. Otherwise go dry. Just depends on temps and your tolerance for cold.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:54 AM
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If I wear my 3/2 in really cold water, the neoprene booties (socks) make a huge difference.

After that, a hood also makes a huge difference keeping the cold water off the back of your neck.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:39 PM
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A dry suit solves all your problems. When it's really cold and you want to do more then one set, nothing beats a dry suit. When your done your first set you just takes the suit off, throw on a hoodie and slippers and you are good to go. In fact you will probably be hot.

Dry suits take a while to get used too and don't look as cool but I wouldn't trade mine for anything. Plus they can be shared amount the boat.
Totally agree. We go from dry suit to shorts and heater shirts. Do not even use a wet suit any more. Nothing better than taking off a dry suit, slipping on a pair of thick socks and crocks, maybe a hoodie, and sitting down completely dry.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:12 PM
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+1 on Uggs. Costco often has knockoffs. At a swimmer's store, those long, fleece lined coats are great too, as GoneBoatN mentioned. Fleece lining dries out pretty quickly when wet, but still insulates when damp.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:15 PM
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+1 on Uggs. Costco often has knockoffs. At a swimmer's store, those long, fleece lined coats are great too, as GoneBoatN mentioned. Fleece lining dries out pretty quickly when wet, but still insulates when damp.
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Hey, thanks for that! The ones at scuba shops are expensive. Now I'll have a look at the swimmer's store.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:14 AM
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No worries. A quick google search for 'swim parka' suggests prices in the $55-75 range. Should be a reasonably affordable way to keep warm when wet.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:50 AM
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A dry suit solves all your problems. When it's really cold and you want to do more then one set, nothing beats a dry suit. When your done your first set you just takes the suit off, throw on a hoodie and slippers and you are good to go. In fact you will probably be hot.

Dry suits take a while to get used too and don't look as cool but I wouldn't trade mine for anything. Plus they can be shared amount the boat.
Not all my problems. The neck seal tight enough to keep out water feels like I'm being choked. Tried on and didn't feel right for the rest of a day. I'll stick with the wetsuit when most of the drysuit owning world has given up the season.

I know many people who love them, just not for me, thanks.
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Check these out--cheap, warm, and have boat friendly soles. Everyone in our boats have moved to these. Worn along with wool socks they are very warm:
http://www.rei.com/product/804528/rei-down-booties-mens
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 PM
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Winter here has 55F water and air temps of 65F - pretty tolerable by most people's standards. I have no problems in the water with a 3/2 wetsuit, but I get cold in the boat, especially my feet. I'm looking for suggestions. What do you all do to keep your feet warm?

Today I tried keeping my wetsuit half on, but pulled it down to my waist, wore a hoody, and put on socks and wore what amount to slippers. It wasn't too bad, but the wetsuit gets cold (wind causes evaporation on the surface making it cold) and continues to "leak" water for awhile making the socks wet, plus people in and out of the boat make the carpet wet. Wet feet = cold feet, however.

I think next time I'll go to the effort of taking the wetsuit all the way off in between sets. It;s a little bit of a pain, but sweatpants would be much warmer. After that, it's just a matter of figuring out what to put on my feet to keep them dry and out of the breeze.
Get some thick wool socks as they maintain warmth even when wet
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