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Polluted water and drysuit in hot weather?

Postby babish » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:45 pm

There is a laguna close to my home that looks perfect for kiting, though it looks very polluted with sewage and lot of trash (this is in ivory coast). I was wondering if there would be a drysuit light and breathable enough to use in this tropical weather (28/35 Celcuis outside temperature) that could protect me from the polluted water.

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Re: Polluted water and drysuit in hot weather?

Postby Da Yoda » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:07 pm

I have the Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit that for me gets too hot and uncomfortable when the temps get around 21*C (70*F) and up. I only have a wicking T-shirt and boardshorts on underneath. Waterproof/breathable materials work best when it's colder outside relative to the inside of the garment. When the inner and outer temps get closer to each other or equalize the fabric stops breathing and will start to feel hot and gets damp or wet inside.

SupSkins' Magic Allaround is marketed as an "all-season" design...
http://www.supskin.com/suits/3/magic-allround

SupSkins also makes a "spring to autumn" drysuit that may work better for warmer environments. The only concern I'd have is the neoprene neck gasket vs latex.
http://www.supskin.com/suits/4/diabolo-elements-men

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Re: Polluted water and drysuit in hot weather?

Postby matth » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:14 pm

Drysuit will not help with ears ,nose, and mouth. I would find some clean water, not worth getting ill..

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Re: Polluted water and drysuit in hot weather?

Postby Da Yoda » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:18 pm

matth wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Drysuit will not help with ears ,nose, and mouth. I would find some clean water, not worth getting ill..
+1
Find a better spot or take up flying drones instead. ;)

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Re: Polluted water and drysuit in hot weather?

Postby windrider1 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:35 am

exactly. your body itself will not be the problem but the eyes nose and mouth will be . there is no way u will prevent ocassionally swallowing some water .

matth wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:14 pm
Drysuit will not help with ears ,nose, and mouth. I would find some clean water, not worth getting ill..

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Re: Polluted water and drysuit in hot weather?

Postby Vantage » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:10 am

I have an Ocean Rodeo Soul and use it in 10-15C air temp and 7-10C water temp. With only a long sleeve tee and climacool shorts on underneath I have to drop down into the water to cool down. You'll cook in high ambient temps like that.


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