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 Wetsuit Vs Drysuit

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PostSubject: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:56 pm

Ok, so here’s the question,

Is buying a drysuit a good investment???

I've been debating whether on not to buy myself a really good wetsuit or spend the extortionate cost on a drysuit, and just wondered what the opinions are.

I obviously want to use it mainly for kitesurfing, but I would also like to use it for wakeboarding and windsurfing in fresh water and salt water for as much of the year as possible.

My experience of neoprene couture is limited to circulation stopping triathlon wetsuits and toasty warm Scuba Diving drysuits, so I don’t know whether a good 5/3 wetsuit will keep my warm in British waters for most of the year.

Any help and guidance would be appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi Tee,

Hmm this is always a difficult one as it's such a personal choice.
Sarah and I own both but very rarely use the dry suits cos, well we just don't like them tbh. I have used a wetsuit for many many years of surfing etc

A decent wetsuit like http://blastkiteboarding.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=244
will be more than warm enough in the winter but also during the warmer months too.


OK you will have to maybe wear a thermal vest under it in the depths of winter but that's no big deal.
We also sell a modern kite specific drysuit: http://blastkiteboarding.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=233


There are a few who love them but personally I dont think our waters warrant one, also my view is that they are fine for things like sailing, RNLI etc but not for a sport like kitesurfing....how many surfers do you see wearing a drysuit....zero!

Alun will tell you different cos he loves them Shocked
But he is pretty much on his own in this area but a lot more use them on the east coast of the UK where the wind chill can be way colder.
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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:08 am

Marc remember My GNT Silver black is the best absolut dry
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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:40 am

My experiences of a dry suit when sailing is you still get wet through with perspiration when using one even if breathable . The maintenance is quite high zips seals and internal surfaces. They don't like abrasion from harnesses etc.

Certainly for immersion water sports like surfing kitesurf and wind surf I don't think you can ever beat a really good fitting wet suit.

But at the end of the day it is down to personal choice
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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:34 am

i have the serie 08 and i hapy no watter in not to hot in the sommer

http://www.schreiber-duisburg.de/index.php/anzuege
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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:58 am



£675 you must be a millionaire?
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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:23 am

the suit is worth the price because their go no water in on suit from snug cost 1000 Pfund
and the GNT in Small cost me 500 euro inc sending   Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:46 am

oh please....

Dry Suit = RNLI, Sailing, Fishing
Wetsuit = Surfing, Kitesurfing

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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:46 am

A friend almost drowned using a dry suit when kiting, when the shit hit the fan, he never used it from that day.
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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:02 pm

Dieter22 wrote:
Marc remember My GNT Silver black is the best absolut dry

Dieter we will never forget your suit, we thought you were going to pass out it was that hot!! Shocked Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Wetsuit Vs Drysuit   Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:41 am

i hapy
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