Posted by Jason on July 30, 2000 at 12:00:53:
In Reply to: Dry Suits (Neoprene vs. Trilam.) posted by Rob1 on July 25, 2000 at 19:32:18:
Actually, Trilam tends to require more lead, because
it is a looser fit. It's also so much easier to get
into because of it. Do you ever feel hot and sticky
by the time you're fully into your wetsuit? Now imagine
that it doesn't ventilate. Ick.
The main knocks against neoprene is that the seals
tend to leak a little, and you have the same problems
with compression as you do in your wetsuit. If you tend
to go 100'+, you would do much better to stick to
trilam or the rather expensive crushed neoprene.
I think trilam is the better choice, you just need
a good fitting suit. For me, that's a Mobby's. I
use the same weight for my drysuit as I do for my
7mm+vest custom wetsuit. It dries fast, is easy to
get into, and doesn't require me to touch my
BC inflator during the dive. And because you pick
the insulation, I can wear it in 65f water with just
a skin, or in 40F Vancouver water.
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