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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 9:31 pm 
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Any body got any suggestions where to find an ocean rodeo drysuit for a great deal?


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"...If it all works , these guys from europe want to sell me one for $375.00 w/shipping."

what happened to this deal? I was looking up your old post to refer you to...then i saw it was you. try kitesite.net . . . i THINK i remember somebody saying they got one from them for just over $400.


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On the rec.windsurfing newsgroup there was a good discussion on baggy drysuits. They said you sweat real bad in a non-breathable suit. Now that I think about my experiences last winter with one, I did sweat a lot, and I did feel clamy inside it. They all said the Kokatat baggy suit made from breathable Gore-Tex is the ultimate in all day comfort. They really do stay dry using polar tech undergarments. I guess I was getting more wet from sweat than sea water.

http://www.kokatat.com for the real gore-tex suits. Try not to faint when you see the price.

I would buy Gore-tex before buying a Pyro. Read the windsurf group and you will see what I mean.


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Well, I am super skinny and dont sweat much so I am not worried about sweat. I was thinking the pyro suit because it is especially made for kiting by kiters. Everybody I have talked to is totally stoked on them.I am still hesitant to spend even more money on a suit made for kayaking. Just my opinion though!


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I own a Pyro. Although it is well made and well articulated, you sweat like a bowl of grandmas stew in ziplock.

If you can fork out the cash - go with gortex. But remember, even the best drysuits only last a few seasons - UV, crashing, storing them wet - we all do it occasionally...

Oh ya I paid $640 Cdn (Equalls like $10 US:)
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http://www.wettech.com/products.drysuits.html

Here is the poor mans fake gore-tex suit.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 7:28 pm 
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On 2002-10-29 22:18, Dwight wrote:
On the rec.windsurfing newsgroup there was a good discussion on baggy drysuits.


Kokatat doesn't exactly have a great rep amongst kayakers. They may have gotten better in the last few years, but fit and quality were sometimes issues.

As for non-breathable suits, if you sweat real bad, it's probably not cold enough to really need one. I had a bag for 6 or 7 years. I now use a 5/3 rubber suit instead and except for a few days a winter in the 30s it's quite adequate. When the weather was in the 30s I didn't sweat much at all in the baggy suit but I also wouldn't spend all day on the water/beach. The goretex is sure to be more comfortable for extended wear periods, you get what you pay for.

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