2) any tips for changing into a wetsuit in really cold temps (windchills below freezing)? In colder temps I usually wear a warm jacket until the lower half is on, but there's still some exposure time.
Tom,Tom183 wrote:Done a lot of reading on this, but still some unanswered questions:
4) any drysuit users using impact vests / chest harnesses? Wondering if that is a problem with the zipper - or if it can cause problems with the zip.
5) how hard to get into a drysuit? Any special tricks there?
6) just how tight does the neck seal have to be?
Drysuit. Drysuit. Drysuit.Tom183 wrote:I'm looking at a new suit for mainly 40-55F windchills and 45-55F water temps, with possible rides in 30-40F windchills and water temps closer to 40F... better wind protection and the fact that you can keep a thermal layer on when putting on the suit.
Stoked Ken! Welcome to the Crew!KiteSurfingKen wrote:I am now the proud owner of a OR Pyro Pro
This question is kind of open. If you are a novice to intermediate rider and will be spending a lot of time in the water you should layer up accordingly. However, if you are an intermediate to advanced rider and spend most of your time on the water actually riding you should wear just enough underlayers to prevent you from getting a chill as you rig and get on the water. Once moving you will generate your own heat and will be loving life.KiteSurfingKen wrote:How many layers do people wear under their drysuit and what weights for 35 degree water and 35 degree air?
This is not true.tautologies wrote:If you're out and the dry suits rip, you better not have your kite in the water. Whatever you wear underneath might make you a cold sinking thing.
Key points in case you don't have time to go through the old threads:tautologies wrote:The only thing I've heard to consider if you're in a dry suit, is that you better not rip it. If you're out and the dry suits rip, you better not have your kite in the water. Whatever you wear underneath might make you a cold sinking thing.
On this note, can anyone recommend a good 5/3 wetsuit?
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