What to wear now it is warming up.

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geomickb
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What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by geomickb » Wed May 16, 2018 10:25 am

Hi,

I have been wearing a secondhand dry(ish) suit but I am getting far too hot now.

What do you guys wear for WWK at this time of year?

My roll keeps failing in the river so this means I usually take at least one swim.

Thanks,

Mick

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by Franky » Wed May 16, 2018 12:15 pm

I'm currently (well, not at this precise moment) wearing a long semidry cag with a fleece underneath. If I feel too warm initially, I do a roll or splash myself with water.

For legs, I wear neoprene strides. If I were expecting swims, I would probably put my semidry trousers on top of those.

This combo is warm, but gives the option of letting water in to cool yourself down when necessary.

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by MaverickvRS » Wed May 16, 2018 4:55 pm

I always dress for the swim - it's easier to cool down than to warm up.

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by Neptune » Wed May 16, 2018 9:42 pm

I have been in a short sleeved IR cag with a short sleeved thermal top under it, a pair of IR shorts and my creeking shoes for the last month and will probably be dressed like this for paddling now until the end of September and into October.

Peter

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by Yew » Wed May 16, 2018 11:04 pm

Shorty cagdeck and a rashy.


If it gets any sunnier, It'll be just the rashy and a deck

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by Yew » Wed May 16, 2018 11:04 pm

Shorty cagdeck and a rashy.


If it gets any sunnier, It'll be just the rashy and a deck

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by DaveBland » Thu May 17, 2018 9:52 am

You know it's only a matter of time until you're naked paddling. May as well start now.
Saves all that drying kit out palava. And it keeps the fisherfolk away.
Win, win if you ask me.
dave

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by Adrian Cooper » Thu May 17, 2018 12:40 pm

Insect repellent is what you need.

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by JimT » Thu May 17, 2018 1:10 pm

Just been looking myself and I think Palm horizon shorts and a neo-flex ss top will be my next buys.

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Re: What to wear now it is warming up.

Post by Chalky723 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:12 am

Dry Cag & IR Shorts or Short Ti Vest & IR Shorts depending how hot it is for artificial.....

Drysuit on rivers.

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