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  If it is reasonably durable
  Posted by: pblanc on Jan-19-14 1:59 PM (EST)
 

it will be a very good deal.

The weak spot of dry suits is often the interior seam sealing. Hopefully, someone on this forum will buy one and leave a review.

There are some apparent limitations of this suit. First, the base of the neck gasket appears to be very wide. This could make replacing the neck gasket with the commonly available replacement gaskets problematical. Before buying I would make sure that replacement neck gaskets are available, not only from the manufacturer, but also from a second party in case the maker does not survive the market.

Second, as was noted, the suit lacks an outer over skirt. This is not a huge deal, but an outer over skirt is useful for those who paddle kayaks or C1s with spray skirt, as the over skirt helps seal the tunnel of the spray skirt from water entry.

Third, the wrist and neck seals lack any covers. Latex seals exposed to UV will break down more quickly. The lack of covers at the wrist seals might make them more liable to tearing or other damage. The lack of gussets at the ankles will result in the legs of the suit tending to "bag" around the ankles, probably not a big deal to most.

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