Is this a good idea? Does anyone have experience with this? What brand do you use?
I live in Central California where my drysuit is often too hot unless I'm in the water.
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Posted by: zzz on Oct-15-12 4:32 PM (EST)
Immersion Research makes a nice one. definitely the most comfortable option since you don't have several layers across your stomach, but there are some downsides: when the top wears out, the skirt is useless (skirts generally last longer), and it's great for surf or playboating, but i don't like the idea of creeking or river-running with it. if you get pinned with something across the cockpit, you can't swim out of the skirt tunnel.
No problem. A drytop mated to a skirt|
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-15-12 6:51 PM (EST)
may stay dry even if you swim for a bit. But I would prefer to rely on my roll.
dry deck, right?|
Posted by: NateHanson on Oct-15-12 7:54 PM (EST)
Are you talking about mating a dry top to a skirt, or a single garment that covers your torso and also the deck of the boat (I think they're called dry-decks).
Reed makes some similar |
Posted by: rpg51 on Oct-16-12 8:17 PM (EST)
paddling equipment and tuiliks that might work for you. I've been considering this one - http://www.chillcheater.com/aqshop/catalogue.php?id=3083&page=