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    Squid Lid Vs. Full Hood

    As the water gets colder, I hate having to wear a full hood. Has anyone gone all winter with a squid lid as opposed to the full hood?

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    that's asking for trouble.

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    Can't do it... at least not here. Water flushes all up under the hood every time your face gets wet. All it does is help keep some heat in when the air is cold.

    I gotta go full attached hood once the water gets down into the low 50s, although I have a rash guard with hood that works well under the 4/3 until it's time to break out the 6/5/4.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Nov 8, 2011 at 05:05 PM.

  4. I've worn both and prefer a squid lid all winter. More flexible and natural feeling, particularly if your hood is not connected to your suit. I've had 'em dislodge on a nasty wipeout or two but never lost one. A snug fit with a good velcro enclosure and a small brim are important. You can get through the winter but I can only speak for South NJ and NC winters. Up North in Maine, NH, or MA you might need a full hood in the coldest months.

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    I get cold rather easily and I wear a squid hood all winter, its cold on the neck on duck dives from time to time but I hate how restricted I feel with a full hood maybe if I had a hood attached to my suit id feel differently. I live in the vb/nc area btw.

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    Squid lid, then full hood not tucked in so I have more flexibility and since it covers most of my neck, the flushes aren't so bad, when it's time to tuck it in, then 6/5/4

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    Where do you surf? If your in nj- in my opion- there is no way you are going to last 2 hrs (let alone even a half hour) on a 30 degree day with 38 degree water and 20 mph offshore wind in 8 ft surf. I would just get the attached hood and deal with it -You may just end up liking it. Plus- if you lose that thing - wally said it best- your asking for trouble!

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    Get. A. Flashbomb. Just tried mine out today. Put the hood up for a bit and the thing is so flexible and warm I wanted to cry.

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    i really want to get a squid lid, but i feel like id look like a kook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarActually View Post
    i really want to get a squid lid, but i feel like id look like a kook.
    Hahahaha! That's the beauty of it, brother... Then, when you bust your tail out the back and give everybody who's staring at you and laughing a cold, blinding roostertail across the face, you'll be flying the kook flag high!