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10-03-2012, 20:17   #16
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Yeah the thermal rashie/vest choice in most shops is good too. 2 Layers are probably even more effective than one heavy piece too and you then have the choice, plus they make it easier to get the suit off
My mutant got a bit too much wear from swimming in it during the summer months there, dont think it helped it anyway, just the extra amount of climbing in and out of it.


Thats what happens your shoulders if you paddle like a fish rodento
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12-03-2012, 12:23   #17
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If you have the money its worth considering a 4'3 patagonia wetsuit ment to match the the standard 5'4's for warmth but feels like a summer suit
Are they any good? not many reviews online about them. Heading stateside myself soon so I'm thinking of picking one up.
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12-03-2012, 13:39   #18
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If you have the money its worth considering a 4'3 patagonia wetsuit ment to match the the standard 5'4's for warmth but feels like a summer suit
my gut instict tells me they'd be a waste of money, maybe good for one season of constant use. Better off with a good 5/4 with a built in hood and good thermal rashie. Good quality gloves and boots make a difference too. Check out the xcel drylock booties.

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Good quality gloves and boots make a difference too.
Completely agree on the booties. Good 7mm ones have given my old suit a second lease of life. But now may be the time to put her out to pasture
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First session without the booties yesterday, pure pleasure to have them gone. The reef certainly made its presence known on the way out though, damn high tide!
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13-03-2012, 00:39   #21
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First session without the booties yesterday, pure pleasure to have them gone. The reef certainly made its presence known on the way out though, damn high tide!

Boots are gone? Thank God for that, just been too afraid to go without. Will have to ditch them in the next few weeks or sooner

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Went without the boots and gloves today, felt fantastic.
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