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Old 05-05-2013, 08:55 PM
cdh11 cdh11 is offline
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Wetsuit Help

I am looking at getting a wetsuit. I live in Canada and want to get the most time on the water possible, especially this year with such a late spring.
Im thinking a 4/3mm, looking at suggestions on brands and options that would be best. Im looking at the RipCurl Flash Bomb... looking for any info or other suits that I should look at.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:15 AM
Meeker Meeker is offline
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Get a Oneill Boost drysuit. Wear sweats or similar as a base layer. Give up the wetsuit and don't look back.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:24 AM
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+1 for O'Neill Boost drysuit. I would never go back to a wetsuit after going dry. All my crew of 7 other riders also use the Boost.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:08 AM
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^^+1 - would go drysuit if not for the cost. Henderson 7/5 is what I have and I never get chilled in even 48-49 degree water. However, when it starts to warm up the dry suit may be too warm - I have 2 wet suits - the 7/5 full length and 3mm shorty for those summer canadian morning runs...
...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:26 AM
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I have a Billabong 3/2 which is very comfortable.

I have worn it down to 47 degree water... not much fun. 60 degree and up it works well.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:21 AM
Burdhntr Burdhntr is offline
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I wear a full body with my barefoot jumpsuit over it. Hands, feel and face get cold but not much else. Hate dry suits. The inflation when you jump in the water, the fact it seems to get in the way and the 9.7 degree of difficulty to get on and off (to say nothing of the claustrophobia). I'd rather be a tit bit chilly than wrapped in sweat and rubber.
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