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Kayak_ben
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WWSR Course

Post by Kayak_ben » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:08 pm

I’m booked onto a WWSR course in the near future however I’m just wondering what clothing is best to wear, at present I only have wetsuit pants and usually wear a cag when sea kayaking is a dry suit more preferred or will it be best to try and get a dry suit?

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Re: WWSR Course

Post by neonbowhawk » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:21 pm

I would be wearing a Drysuit and lots of layers underneath ! Even take spare thermals for the second day incase you get wet. It will be long days so even a thick wetsuit is not really suitable.

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Re: WWSR Course

Post by twopigs » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:22 pm

A dry suit! I always tell people that they need to be competent paddling Grade 2 and okayish on Grade 3 - otherwise they will not get the most out of a WWSR course. You will get wet - swimming - throwline work - you don't want to be wearing a wet wetsuit with the wind blowing through it.
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Re: WWSR Course

Post by jamiemagee » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:42 pm

Drysuit all the way. Borrowed or bought doesn't matter but unless it's in summer you'll need it. Even then I'd wear a drysuit if I'm expecting to swim a lot

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Re: WWSR Course

Post by Kayak_ben » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:28 pm

Thanks for the reply guys so for a frost dry suit what would you recommend?

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Re: WWSR Course

Post by neonbowhawk » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:23 am

My current drysuit is from Peak uk, i got it second hand and it must be 8 years old. The legs leak a bit now ( so no good for wwsr but fine for a quick swim) but the cag part is still dry. When they have my size in stock i will buy another one.

Loads of people swear by Typhoon Multisport, there are quite a few on offer at the moment and it has a 3 year warranty.

There are more expensive ones of course, Kokatat, Immersion Research and NRS.

I dont think you will go wrong with any of them.

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Re: WWSR Course

Post by G7AFM » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:18 am

Do the course providers not supply the kit required as i have seen some supply all kit needed.

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Re: WWSR Course

Post by twopigs » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:33 pm

G7AFM wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:18 am
Do the course providers not supply the kit required as i have seen some supply all kit needed.
Some do, some don't ...... It is not a requirement to provide suitable kit - indeed part of the course is looking at kit to see how suitable it is.
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Re: WWSR Course

Post by Kayak_ben » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Hi guys just thinking as no major need for a dry suit just yet until i get more into WW, does anyone know of a hire company where I could just hire the suit for a weekend ?

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Re: WWSR Course

Post by jamiemagee » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:37 pm

Typhoon are good and I've never heard anything negative about them. Look around for second hand bargains. Steer clear of cheaper ones like lomo

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Re: WWSR Course

Post by Kayak_ben » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:31 pm

Thanks for the replies guys I will keep an eye out for something

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