Thor SFBay wrote:
It's funny how so many people are deathly afraid of urine. If you pee in your wetsuit, the water flushes it out pretty quickly. It's really no big deal at all. Plus, I'd like to know how you are going to unzip or open a flap and take a leak while you are kiteboarding. Imagine the accidents that could happen if you lose control of your kite while trying to pee... I think the only time such a feature would be nice to have is when you are hanging out on shore waiting for the wind to pick up.
Nope - it actually stays for a long time (the urine), and apart from smelling like
it damages the neoprene, that is known.
But of course - we all have done that in the wintertime when no other alternatives I think....
Only if you have "summer" suits very thin and loose and not warm (nor good) - it will flush faster, true.
But this only happens if you have a cheapskate suit, and not a good one - as the good ones even if only 2-3mm, will not let water flush through really - only a slow "filling" with water, so they are incredibly warm
And the OP dont mean to open for a pee while you are out - but when you have a wetsuit on for a long time (and in colder areas you can NOT just take it off and on) while teaching f.ex thus walking around all day maybe - you need to take a pee now and then of course (and if not, you dont drink sufficiently, and might get dehydrated).
So the question is understandable for some
Although, I think most NOT teaching, has learned how to handle it - but when out for 6-8hours or longer you might get a problem, especially if cold (40-50F)
The reason why they DONT have pee zips, I think, is because most dont really need it (only out for 2-3 hours maybe, or can just pull the suit down if warm), and it would increase the price somewhat