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[*] posted on 31-5-2014 at 06:12 AM
Need a Wetsuit. Suggestions?


Hi. I'm kind of a wuss when it comes to cold water, but plan on getting on the water in southern Wyoming this summer. I'm guessing water temp is about 60-75 degrees or so. I'd like a decent, durable wetsuit, but don't want to spend a mint. Does anyone have any suggestions for brand, style, thickness, retailers or purchase vector?
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[*] posted on 31-5-2014 at 09:27 AM


I have an O'Neill Reactor 2 (2/3) shorty I use in those temperatures. It has lasted me years. I I got mine at a surf shop but I think you can get them from Amazon. It is good to go to a business and try them on. For 50s and when I want to be toasty I wear my full 5/3 Mystic Star Steamer. I got it in 2010.
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[*] posted on 31-5-2014 at 09:37 AM


entry level 60-75 water with air temp to match at least 3/2 full. quick silver synchro something, low buck and did the job...had one lasted 3 years in much colder with hundreds of session maybe $125,.. if its sunny and warm/ hot day you could get by with a good top.

windskin is nice but thats gonna be hot in the summer sun. would not be using that in much colder,

i use 5/3 neil pryde windskin K5000 it has been the #@%$#!z for sure around $3-400 retail but 45 water 45+ air no problem !

ton of good deals on suits online, and if you think you wear a small get the medium, etc..

i'm a no booties type but gloves are a must for me.



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[*] posted on 31-5-2014 at 02:02 PM


Wetsuits by their very nature don't last forever. Your first one won't be your last one. You'll learn a lot from it and what you do or don't like in a wetsuit. I have 3; but if I was buying today; I'd grab one of these: http://www.kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ripcurl2012_...
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[*] posted on 31-5-2014 at 07:15 PM


wetsuitwearhouse.com is where I get my gear... I've had/got 4 Hyperflex suits and until the newest model, they've been excellent value for money. The 3/2 Cyclone2 seam split on my inner thigh at the start of a session, and I didn't notice until I'd rubbed a really nice gash in my leg...

Things to look for in a kiting suit, IMO...
Drain holes: ankles (and lower back).
Glued, taped and stitched seams.
Fleece... makes a big difference with windchill.



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[*] posted on 10-8-2014 at 08:32 PM


Thanks for the tips, all. I ended up getting a 3/2 Jobe front entry with taped seams. Works great in 60+ water. The only thing I don't like so much is the front entry. I'm guessing it IS probably better for less water loss, but it's a bear to get over Muh Fay Belleh.

It was cheap as Hell (like $160 or so) and is really well made. Now I need some booties.
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[*] posted on 26-3-2015 at 10:29 PM


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