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Re: Re: more drysuit questions


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Posted by Sarah on December 28, 2005 at 20:50:38:

In Reply to: Re: more drysuit questions posted by Ross-O on December 28, 2005 at 18:24:54:

The issue with drysuits is the undergarment is everything. I went from a 200 gram thinsulate which if I stopped moving for awhile I would get a chill to a 400 gram which is WAY more comfortable in SoCal waters. With the latter you probably will need a quick step down the swimstep to cool off after suiting up before you don your main gear.

Unless you need to be a speed swimmer, once you try a properly fitting and insulated drysuit, you will kick yourself in the ass for not having switched. Drysuits to wetsuits are like Mac's to PC'S.

When I dive I often remark that it is really cold as I can feel it in my hands and face, but I never feel chilled, I can just tell it is really cold on my hands and face. I am so comparatively warm that as Ross-O says, when your tbody is warm, having cold water on your hands and face isn't nearly as big a deal.



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