Dry Suit recommendations

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Dry Suit recommendations

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I know there have been a lot of threads on dry suits.

I need a dry suit with a front opening zip. Bone problem means I can't do up a back zip and I open boat a lot on my own. I am a short arse with a budget of up to £350.

What do you guys recommend? I will be white water paddling in Lapp land in late June need it for the trip.
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Post by TheKrikkitWars »

Kokatat do a couple of suits in your range, the Supernova, and the Tropos Meridian. Contact Knoydart.

Artistic do good ones aparently.

Chris at Rubberman might be able to make you a front entry suit too.
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forestknights wrote: I will be white water paddling in Lapp land in late June need it for the trip.
Make sure you take a cag and shorts aswell, it is not as cold as you may think.

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Post by Adrian Cooper »

Wayne, you really would be best off with a bespoke suit. I would have a word with Rubberman as suggested. Delia Ellard at Canyon Gear might be able to help and then Andi Riley ate Dam Watersports.

These are the three outfits who I know do made-to-measure. They may not have a standard product with a front zip but I would be surprised if they couldn't rise to the challenge for you.

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Adrian Cooper wrote:and then Andi Riley ate Dam Watersports.
Sorry I just had to quote that bit ;) Sounds like quite a feat.

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Love it! :-)

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Stohlquist G-pod
Arrived in the UK about 4 weeks ago. Go to WWTCC. Better than anything else. simple.

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tomthepaddleman wrote:Stohlquist G-pod
Arrived in the UK about 4 weeks ago. Go to WWTCC. Better than anything else. simple.
Seconded.
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Thanks for the info.

I shall fire off some emails.
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I just got my shockwave drysuit through the post today and had it on tonight-really nice! Super robust material(think stickine by palm style), nice low profile zip on the back so you can actually still get into your own boating gear without having to get someone to help you...oohh yeah, and it keep you dry-handy that eh!? it fits really well and the skirt tunnell is really good(something I think often gets overlooked) with a good sticky back to keep and slipage from occuring. I know the web site is in Itallian but if you want to find out more contact info@dragorossi.com and ask Diego.



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Post by Jay Oram »

You could always get a normal dry suit and as a friend does when coaching, attaches the zip on the back to his roof rack and then turns round, therefore doing it up.

Works for him, then you could choose from any drysuit

Just a thought,

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That suit looks great....

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Jay, I heard of someone who did that and got stuck ona busy road with cars passing him and was by himself and was there for ages before he managed to wag someone down to unhook him.He he!

My drysuit is a different color to the one in pic...I think it epitomises "high vis"...good for me, I think dark colored dry suit like the Dam X ones are really not that great because of being black.

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Post by mole »

I have to agree with Chris on the colour of the suit being important. There tends to be a lot of negative comment about black and white helmets, why should your clothes be any less important. This did not stop me feeling like a right spanner in my yellow (oh so very yellow) lomo suit however I'm getting used to it; just in time for summer when I won't want to wear it any more.....................bugger.

What about the Typhoon ones?


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