Thanks for the great feedback John! Finally have some time to get some more questions from my chest.ORSales wrote: I suppose, yes, the Pyro Surf suit is certainly our most flexible and insanely mobile suit we have ever offered. The high quality Lycra outer skin has been specifically selected to avoid "pilling" and snags but it is less likely to be as overly durable as the 400 denier over laid knee and bum pads that we have on the Pyro Pro and Classic.
I might mention as well that the donning and doffing of the new Pyro Surf is very simple and a lot faster than a wetsuit. Simply flip the suit inside out, slide the ankles on and roll it up your body. Take it off in the reverse order!
Any other questions or comments? Post em here! I am happy to continue answering questions you may have regarding this exciting new product!
John Z - OR Sales
I'm leaning towards the surf suit, especially for the flexibility. The donning and doffing isn't that much of an issue to me, as i was planning to use technical garments anyway... One thing i've heard from the "loose" cut pyro's suits users, was that when they were wearing a tight thermolayer only they would "feel" the cold water pressed against their bodies and this was better when they added an looser fleece sweater over the thermo underwear.
How's this with the surf suit? Because one can only use tight thermal layer's, do you really feel the cold water, or is it just a matter of picking the right tight skin thermal layer that's thick enough to avoid this?
An other thing that crossed my mind was the ability to underlayer it with enough garments, you have to keep the thermal layer tight, so is there enough margin to really get a very warm insulation for the very coldest conditions? (the fotoshoot in the snow already gives a hint, but still...) Can you for example make it as warm as a loose pyro insulated for very cold winter conditions? I saw something about 3-4mm for the full body skin and 6mm with the shorty worn over it, is it possible and doable to use for example an other full body suit over the base suit, or just a thicker tight skin base body suit, to get warmth for around zero degrees celsius conditions?
An other question about the durability, is it possible to use a waist harness over the lycra layer will it stand the abrassion of it slipping and sliding (neoprene interior, not rubber)? Do you use a 70 denier nylon skin (as whites...) with the lycra over it as protection? (and to compress the skin offcourse) i guess it will be strong enough, as your "normal" suits use 200 as a single skin and that's bomber, the 400 sections are nice, but i think the surf will stand the "abuse" taking in mind kitin' takes place on water, and one shouldn't slide over shelves with a neoprene suit as well...
-Btw have a question about the sizing too, pm'ed/mailed you about that..