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Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby ap888 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:14 pm

Just ordered ocean rodeo soul 2 first drysuit I have owned...don’t want to spend a pile of $$$ on something that’s overpriced what do you wear under your drysuit that’s a good price sweat proof/breathable/wicking definitely want a one peice so my harness won’t ride up Thanks

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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby foilonfoil » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 pm

Having scuba dived for a bunch of years with drysuits, a two piece light fleece worked well for me.

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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby Windigo1 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:10 am

Same here I have been drysuits for 10 years I just use the same 2 peice fleece underwear that I use for skiing when it's crazy cold I ad a fleece vest on top. So far I see no reasons to change I have been riding with snow falling and ice building up on my lines.

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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby matth » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:47 am

ap888 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Just ordered ocean rodeo soul 2 first drysuit I have owned...don’t want to spend a pile of $$$ on something that’s overpriced what do you wear under your drysuit that’s a good price sweat proof/breathable/wicking definitely want a one peice so my harness won’t ride up Thanks

I wear hot chilies polyester fleece, if its real cold a second layer of fleece sweat pants and top.......Number one rule, no cotton. You will always get a little water in a Drysuit but with fleece you will not feel it.

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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby Da Yoda » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:21 am

Once you use Helly Hansen's LIFA base layers, you'll understand why they're one of the leading manufactures of technical base layers for the sailing industry.
https://www.hellyhansen.com/baselayer/

I personally use the LIFA Active top & bottom, but I sometimes put on a lightweight stretch-fleece top and leggings in combo with the base layers on really cold days. The LIFA Merino is awesome, but it tends to get damp when kiting and causes me a chill sometimes. The 100% LIFA is polypropylene and stays the driest and warmest of any synthetic material. It's nothing like 20th century polypropylene... it's now soft and buttery. I do encourage those to avoid 100% polyester or 100% merino wool since they hold moisture and thus are more prone to causing chilling. However YMMV

FWIW: I was a mfg rep for many years and worked for several high-end technical base layer companies. I've literally tried them all, and I'm convinced the HH LIFA is the best you can get. :thumb:
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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby Da Yoda » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:18 am

My buddy really likes his Hoodless Airblaster ninja suit...
https://myairblaster.com/collections/mens-ninja-suits

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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby nothing2seehere » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:01 pm

I really like the Ocean rodeo zip free fleece - though I don't have a lot of things to compare it with. It wicks sweat so well. I have tried it with wicking garments underneath but found they don't wick well enough so I have to layer on top when it gets cold (though I find I'm good down to about 7c without any extra layers)

Only downsides from my use:
The arms are a bit long for me so I need to roll them back up otherwise they impinge on the arm seals
The neck entry system is a little uncomfortable to start with (like wearing a collar and tie)

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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby Huib » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:06 pm

Divestores have a lot very good underware for drysuits.
https://fourthelement.com/arctic/

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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby fat blokes can fly » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:52 pm

I have the Gul one piece.
It's spot on, especially for the price and good for the cold British winter.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2531070398

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Re: Best one peice to wear under drysuit ?

Postby ap888 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:38 pm

:thanx: For all the replies saved me some $$ appreciate all the help


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