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r.t.swing
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New drysuit

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The time has come to replace my ebay special 'Palm Torrent sidewinder' drysuit with a new one. I am looking for recommendations - I was recommended the Typhoon Multisport 4 by Rubberman as a good starting point. I would like a latex neck seal and not a neoprene one. Budget would be around the £500 mark. Most of my paddling is in the sea. What do others use and are there any features that you particularly like.

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The Typhoon has a latex neck seal.

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Typhoon ms4 for certain. £400 and a good quality suit.

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No hood though - for me, a must-have for sea paddling.

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MikeB wrote:No hood though - for me, a must-have for sea paddling.
I would like a hood but are the any in my price range with a hood as well as a latex neck seal. The typhoon PS220 extreme looks good and I know some kayakers who use and like them but has a neoprene seal. If not, I am used to using a separate hood as my current suit does not have one.

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Typhoon with neoprene seals for me. Would not consider anything else.

I might have bought a Kokotat but for the latex seals..

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Just a wee note in favour of neoprene . . . . . .

My first drysuit was an "entry level" Typhoon suit with latex seals - despite caring for the suit as per the general recommendations, I had to replace all the latex seals over the 5 years I used that suit. The suit itself remains waterproof to this day but I can't be arsed to keep replacing the latex. The replacement is a Typhoon Max B with neoprene seals, like my first suit, it remains 100% waterproof, but it's much warmer in winter and the seals just keep on going . . . no problems with sun cream, repellent or little nicks becoming big tears, no need for talc, silicone oil, special storage away from the ozone layer etc etc.

Neoprene seals have been a game changer for me . . there's no going back1

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Could one of the companies like rubber man not replace latex for neoprene seals?

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r.t.swing wrote:
MikeB wrote:No hood though - for me, a must-have for sea paddling.
I would like a hood but are the any in my price range with a hood as well as a latex neck seal. The typhoon PS220 extreme looks good and I know some kayakers who use and like them but has a neoprene seal. If not, I am used to using a separate hood as my current suit does not have one.
in foul weather I love this
http://www.nswatersports.co.uk/clothing ... dcap-p1235
Not cheap but it effectively converts a drysuit to a hooded drysuit at much lower cost.

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CM2 wrote: in foul weather I love this
http://www.nswatersports.co.uk/clothing ... dcap-p1235
Not cheap but it effectively converts a drysuit to a hooded drysuit at much lower cost.
Thats interesting, never seen that before.
Mind you, that same £54 could be put towards a better suit with a hood in the 1st place.

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cheers CM2, that's an interesting option, ever seen on before

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doh, same reply as previous post - should read these things more carefully!!

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