I have a 2mm shirt and pants
Posted by: FrankNC on Jan-11-13 9:29 PM (EST)
If I wear dry pants or even a splash top over it while surfing or paddling hard I get over heated. If I take a break onshore I cool down quickly and need to break out the splash gear.
I wear poly thermals under the wet suit and it works well and reduces chafe
I'm comfortable with this get up down to combined temperatures of about 100. I cannot imagine wanting to go outside on purpose when the combined temperature is below 80, but on occasion I paddle very flat water and shore sneak in water in the 40's with air ranging to the low 40's and warming through the day.
Not all 2mm neoprene is the same nor are all suits made the same and people have different levels of insulation and cold tolerance.
I went to the UP of Michigan this summer and you would not believe the water that tiny little children can swim in all afternoon.