Drysuit recommendations

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Drysuit recommendations

Post by scarymary » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:07 pm

Hi
I'm in the market for a new drysuit, after wearing my lomo over the weekend I am renaming it a soggy suit as I was decidedly damp inside (not sweat, definitely wetness).

I am a lady, size 16 - 18, but 5" 6'. My lomo was medium wide (short and fat), which fitted fairly well.

I can't afford £600, so any recommendations for less than this?

What's the typhoon multisport like?

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by Neptune » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:15 pm

Scary,

Dam X 3000 Series Kayaking Drysuit from Andi Riley at Dam Watersports, can't go wrong, made to measure and very hard wearing.

Had mine 6 years now and cannot fault it.

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by Nasty Nick » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:47 pm

Another vote for Dam X, made to measure suited me as an off the shelf would be hopeless for my height and build, never had to replace anything on mine in eight years of winter use.

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by flipt » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:22 pm

If you are looking for off the shelf drysuits at the cheap end of the market, lots of shops are selling off the 2014 Yak Titan suit for £225-280 with fleece onesie as Yak have now changed the range. - i just got one for £225! Definitely a lot dryer than my 3 year old lomo, and i know a lot of people rate them. No its not a £600 suit but i know 3 of these will outlast one of them!
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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by HAZA » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:05 pm

I would have a Dam x next time. I had a lomo and fixed the leeks with tent repair patches all over the delaminated parts on the inside sold suit to a mate and is still in use.

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by scarymary » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:46 pm

I think I'd have to do that on the whole suit!!

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by scarymary » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:47 pm

Do damx have a website??

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Post by HAZA » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:03 pm

I had patches all over the place on mine. try this email damwatersports.drysuits@ntlworld.com

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Post by chriscw » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:45 pm

So far I am pleased with my Yak Titan.

http://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/2014-yak ... dium=email

On sale at £299 including convenience Zip and fleece. I bought mine a year ago and as I say so far so good. BUT this model is not so brilliant if you are of the female persuasion....

I am guessing others have said is it worth getting your current one repaired/reproofed, and it may well be that said what you will then have is an old worn suit which you have spent a lot on. Best get some expert advice, the person trying to sell you a new one may not be totally impartial though.
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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by scarymary » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:41 pm

I have a palm element on order,but have a feeling the trouser part may be a little tight.

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by Terryg » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:43 pm

scarymary wrote:Do damx have a website??
No website, no adverts. Sells by word of mouth (and does pretty well out of it).

Contact details in Nicks post above.

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by Natalie » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:44 pm

I know it's been said before but I couldn't resist saying how pleased I am with my DamX drysuit. It fit's perfectly- like a glove :)

The material and taping is good. I know some people worry that the material is too thick, but it's fine. No problem moving in it at all.
Admitedly I've only paddled in it twice, but so far so good.

I hope you're happy with your Palm suit, but if you are not 100% happy I would seriously recommend taking it back and getting a DamX suit.


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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by Natalie » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:47 pm

And it only cost just over £300.

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by yurper » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:04 am

IR. Arch Rival.
Can't recommend this suit enough.
Quality piece of kit, fits perfect and does what it says on the tin.
Also customer service through Mark Mulrain in the UK is excellent.
If not the Arch Rival the DD would be my next choice.
Any questions pm me.
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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by Chalky723 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:59 am

I slipped on rocks & took a load of skin off of my shin.

Not a mark on the DamX though!! Tough as nails & tailor made to boot.

Love it....

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Re: Drysuit recommendations

Post by Andy H » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:57 pm

Typhoon multisports 4.

I work in the industry and use my drysuit a lot i had my first for 5 years before i started getting damp. I am now on my second and that's be going well for a year and a half.

They also come in many sizes. short medium, medium large etc etc and have a 3 year guarantee.

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