Posted by Jusfer on August 01, 2000 at 00:01:25:
In Reply to: Dry Suits (Neoprene vs. Trilam.) posted by Rob1 on July 25, 2000 at 19:32:18:
I'm with the group supporting shell drysuits. I said shell on purpose, not TriLam, because I think there is something with the advantages of both the neoprene (stretchy, more snug) and the TriLam (more versatile for different temperatures and more comfortable to don): crushed neoprene, namely the CF200 material from DUI. I dive such a suit (with the thinner CF300, custom fit) and there is a lot less puckering than with some of the TriLams I have seen. This is possible because the material has some stretch and can be cut tighter. It is also tougher. On the downside, it takes at least a full day to dry and is significantly heavier. And more expensive.
But which better product has ever been cheaper than the second best?
I think, crushed neoprene offers the best of both worlds.
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