I live in a subartic climate and have always preferred a dry suit. My dry suit is not goretex and I still get cold because I am clammy. If you buy a dry suit get the kokotat goretex with a relief zipper. This suit will last the rest of your life. I recently got a r4 Patagonia wetsuit that is lined with merino wool. It's the warmest suit I have ever had. Nothing even comes close. There booties are just as amazing too!
so you eventually went for the R4 instead of a Kokotat goretex? because of the price? an other reason? Which one would you use if you had the choice? Heard so much good about both of them, but never had the opportunity to try neither of them.