so i searched but i cant get a solid answer so i signed up for this forum to ask this question.
I got a suit for xmas, xcel xzip 5/4/3 and some drylock booties. I know the 5/4 drylock is fine for 30 degree water and 20 degree air, but is there anyone Rhode Island or north using this suit for full winter use? I'm comin from a 6/5/4 quikie thats like 6 years old. Sorry i know wetsuits have a lot of questions but any info on this paricular one? Thanks
5/4 is NOT fine for 30 degree water. I didn't even know it got that cold anywhere in america. I surf long island, where the water temp usually bottoms out at 37. with that water temp and air temps below 20, a 5/4 is just barely enough. so for 30 degree water i would say definitely go for the 6/5. if anything atleast buy a thermal to wear under the 5/4.
damn i got 5mil boots n im upgrading gloves soooon.. ive been wearin a 6 yr old suit that leaks with ripped (constantly leaking) gloves and boots and gettin 2+ hr sessions. hopefully upgradin everything will work they dont make 7 mil drylock boots or id have em. i just dont c how the 'drylock' suit can be that much different than the xzip u no? i could b wrong though
i stand corrected there is a 7mil drylock (damn) oh well.. also, how are people puttin gloves and boots insides suits? i always rolled up the sleeves/ legs on my old suit but im afraid of rippin a fresh suit. What do you guys do?