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  But won't you get chilled with a wetsuit
  Posted by: nebeginner on Oct-21-13 8:55 PM (EST)
 

Question: if you wear a wetsuit, and you get wet, don't you run the risk of hypothermia once you're back in the boat if it's cold and windy, and you can't get dry? Cold as in winter cold, 40's for air temps.

I always figured one advantage of a drysuit is once you get out of the water, you're dry. So as long as you have sufficient layering, wouldn't a dry suit be better?

With a wet suit, out of the water you're still wet, and the suit offers little to no protection against the wind. I've heard that a wet wet suit out of the water in cold wind acts like a cooling layer that your body tries to heat up by releasing heat, leading to hypothermia.

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