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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:21 am 
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Sorry for the preach

The outer neoprene for sure has evaporative heat loss when wet in the wind. I find it pretty easy to overcome with adequate insulation, but also tend to cover up or get out of the wind between sessions. Have found that you can go to town with the insulation once it gets really cold without any real downside as long as its nice and stretchy.

Hope you get your layering dialed.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:31 am 
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Starsky wrote:
Sorry for the preach

The outer neoprene for sure has evaporative heat loss when wet in the wind. I find it pretty easy to overcome with adequate insulation, but also tend to cover up or get out of the wind between sessions. Have found that you can go to town with the insulation once it gets really cold without any real downside as long as its nice and stretchy.

Hope you get your layering dialed.


Don't you think the outer neoprene must limit the breathability, as compared to a traditional drysuit?


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:34 am 
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Dont really know but think submersion is the main factor limiting breathability. seems to breath when its wet, and when its covered, but pretty sure that stops when its completely wetted out,,, as in underwater.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:55 pm 
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GCX4 Breathable, waterproof, hardwearing 4 layer fabric
100% waterproof seams
Back opening TIZIP waterproof zip
Outer waist harness coverGlideskin neck & cuff seals
Adjustable neoprene outer cuffs
Easy-grab hook and loop cuff adjuster
Latex ankle seals
Neoprene outer ankles with webbing foot strap
Articulated arms and knees
Elasticated waist
Outer waist cargo pockets with drainers
Internal adjustable braces
Relif zipper

just for comparison - Gul Fugitive: 449€ incl. VAT


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:34 pm 
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That one looks a bit cool! Much cooler than the one I have seen earlier 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:10 am 
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To add to eree's list of features above, our Soul drysuit offers a patent pending self entry zipper system, removable hood and stretch panels at the waste for a clean looking, fitted suit.

Our XLs begin shipping this month to all customers and all other sizes are coming shortly thereafter with limited numbers already in use... as these 1st couple shots will show!

Inquiries? Post them here, ring your dealer or drop us a line by email or phone!

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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:56 pm 
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eree wrote:
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GCX4 Breathable, waterproof, hardwearing 4 layer fabric
100% waterproof seams
Back opening TIZIP waterproof zip
Outer waist harness coverGlideskin neck & cuff seals
Adjustable neoprene outer cuffs
Easy-grab hook and loop cuff adjuster
Latex ankle seals
Neoprene outer ankles with webbing foot strap
Articulated arms and knees
Elasticated waist
Outer waist cargo pockets with drainers
Internal adjustable braces
Relif zipper

just for comparison - Gul Fugitive: 449€ incl. VAT


what a nice bs, me selling them here at half a price...


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Ocean Rodeo started out making commercial diving and military grade scuba dry suits, 20+ years ago, I wouldn't save 100 dollars and go buy one from a competitor. My Pyro is 5 years old now and in perfect condition. I'm about to buy the Soul as the breath-ability is light years ahead of the Pyro and the styling obviously much cooler.

One thing that I heard directly from OR is that they spent 2 years working with a seamstress on the fit of the suits, as they didn't like the imperfect / baggy fit of the last ones. The suits fit very slimly but have great range of motion. You can straddle a surf board without tearing out the crotch.

I'm really looking forward to a better fitting, more breathable dry suit, will fill in here after I have had a chance to ride it a few times in January.


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 Post subject: Re: Ocean Rodeo Soul drysuit, now showing at Surfexpo!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Front shoulder zips been around forever...

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