Drysuit for playboating

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Snacko
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Drysuit for playboating

Post by Snacko » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:54 pm

Hi folks,

Should a drysuit keep me completely dry if I spend a lot of time upside down playboating?

The reason I ask is that I recently borrowed a friend's drysuit to try before I buy my own. After 2 hours of playboating I was soaked inside the suit, and not just sweat (I had to wring my t-shirt and shorts out).

Therefore am I expecting too much of a drysuit to keep me dry when playboating?

Any wise words of experience would be most appreciated.

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Re: Drysuit for playboating

Post by jamiemagee » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:48 pm

I think a brand new one would but over time they start to let water in in places. The advantage being it's not normally a huge amount. Of course in this weather you might sweat in one so you'll get wet that way.

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Re: Drysuit for playboating

Post by Snacko » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:03 am

Thanks for the reply jamiemagee .

Maybe I should try a different drysuit. This one definitely let in a load of water.

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