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    is a 6-5-4 to warm?

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    hey i got one more question, if you wear a 4-3 wetsuit then a 1 mm thermals under it will it work like a 5-4 wetsuit?
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    Thermal factor. . .

    You're kidding. . . right? Better wear a life jacket so you can still float.

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    I wore a 4/3 with polyolefin thermals on Saturday in Jersey for 3 hours and never really got cold. Of course the air was almost 50, but the water was 43. I have a 6/4 for REALLY cold days, but would rather have a 5/4/3. A 3/2 and 5/4/3 will get you through the whole year. Add in a 4/3 for the transition and days when the air is warmer when you have the money. The 4/3 is definitely worth the added flexibility when you don't HAVE to wear the 5/4/3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsurfs View Post
    hey i got one more question, if you wear a 4-3 wetsuit then a 1 mm thermals under it will it work like a 5-4 wetsuit?
    The poly fleece/polyolefin really helps a lot when your suit flushes and with blocking the wind so it's almost like wearing a thicker suit. But the 5/4/3 will keep you generally warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    The poly fleece/polyolefin really helps a lot when your suit flushes and with blocking the wind so it's almost like wearing a thicker suit. But the 5/4/3 will keep you generally warmer.
    so you think id be able to make it through the rest of this winter with thermals and a 4-3? thanks for the tips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsurfs View Post
    so you think id be able to make it through the rest of this winter with thermals and a 4-3? thanks for the tips.
    Yes definitely, I've been in a 4/3 rip curl till now and had no problems being out for 4 hours+. Just make sure you have food in your system and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrone View Post
    Yes definitely, I've been in a 4/3 rip curl till now and had no problems being out for 4 hours+. Just make sure you have food in your system and you'll be fine.
    cool thanks alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsurfs View Post
    so you think id be able to make it through the rest of this winter with thermals and a 4-3? thanks for the tips.
    If air temps are below freezing and the water dips into the 30's I personally would not try to go out in a 4/3, but I know people that have. But this winter has been so ridiculously mild that you can probably get away with it this year. I would eventually pick up a 5/4/3 for really cold days though.

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    4/3

    On really mild days, I wear a GBS and taped 4/3 and I am fine. Maybe I'll throw a long sleeved rashguard and shorts under it if it's breezy out.

    On cooler days, I have a 17oz. polyofelin skin with brushed fleece that I wear underneath it. It fits like a second skin, and offers the same bulk as a thicker mm wetsuit. I've been in the water for up to 4 hours on days where there are very gusty offshores with low air temps.

    And no - I don't need a life jacket to float with it on.

    I paid about $80 for the skin, and I have a Rip Curl 4/3. I really like Rip Curl suits.