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drysuits

Postby kotzfox » Wed May 07, 2008 12:25 am

Does anyone have an opinion as to who makes a good drysuit. My snow is disapearing and I'm going to need something a bit different than a snowsuit for the water.

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Re: drysuits

Postby Patrickm86 » Wed May 07, 2008 12:44 am

Ocean Rodeo Pyro pro is the best kiteboarding drysuit IMO. Very comfortable and durable. Great front zipper and breathable.

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Re: drysuits

Postby Brent4336 » Wed May 07, 2008 1:46 am

Yup,

OR pyro pro is da bomb!

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Re: drysuits

Postby SalmonSlayer » Wed May 07, 2008 1:47 am

Patrickm86 wrote:Ocean Rodeo Pyro pro is the best kiteboarding drysuit IMO. Very comfortable and durable. Great front zipper and breathable.
ditto

I love my OR dry suit (PYRO LITE) It made kiting this winter very comfortable.

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Re: drysuits

Postby cglazier » Wed May 07, 2008 3:56 am

Around her the majority of kiters are in Ocean rodeo drysuits in the winter.

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Re: drysuits

Postby rodeoclown » Wed May 07, 2008 5:24 am

If your budget can handle it, the Ocean Rodeo Surf Dry system is a real nice suit.
No baggy feel to it, very easy to swim in (designed for surfing) and if you go with the cold fire undergarment you will have the same mobility as a 2 mil wetsuit and have a lot less chance of overheating. That was one of the big differences that I noticed, regular poly or fleece just got too hot for me when I was working hard, and didn't have the kind of fit you experience with a multi-paneled rear zip garment. (multi-panels are the norm in bicycle garments, and make a huge difference)

cold fire booties and gloves.
the inner bodyglide coating is a step up in warmth, no stink either.
the gloves are the 1st pair I've ever used to have survived a winter season for me
with no holes or rips.
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Surf Dry bag
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It all fits nicely, and keeps the zipper from getting damaged from kinking.
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cold fire undergarments, they work great with any drysuit out there
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Re: drysuits

Postby kotzfox » Wed May 07, 2008 5:45 am

Thanks for the fast responses. It gives me something to work on berore I get caught with my pants down trying to find something at the last minute.

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Re: drysuits

Postby dwarf » Wed May 07, 2008 9:07 am

Drysuit for kiting --> OR.... nuff said

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Re: drysuits

Postby rstalker » Wed May 07, 2008 6:16 pm

Just got an OC Pyro Pro drysuit. Never used one, so was curious about what water temps you are using them in and what kind of under fleece are you using for the temps?
We are riding in 44 degree F now and was just curious as to how much to wear underneath?
Thanks

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Re: drysuits

Postby Bron-Yr-Aur » Wed May 07, 2008 7:14 pm

Lately I've switched from wearing fleece to just wearing a full wetsuit underneath. When it's really cold a 4/3 (Water and air both less than 40). For anything warmer than that a 3/2 has been fine and is much more comfortable. Invariably I get some water in the suit and I think a wetsuit insulates more efficiently than fleece when wet. Also cheaper than buying a bunch of fancy fleece cuz I already own the wetsuits. The fleece I have is kind of junky.


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