Anyone ever use these? I didn't want to shell the out the cash for a new springer.
I have a good 1.5mm long sleeve top. I figure the top, plus the neoprene shorts under my trunks will serve as a great spring-suit hybrid for borderline NY summer dawn patrols. Then you can strip the top too when sun starts to cook.
The set up would probably be good for windy Hawaii & mornings too.
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Feb 19, 2013, 03:27 PM #1Senior Member
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Neoprene Shorts - Oneill Hammer Shorts
Feb 19, 2013, 03:36 PM #2
Haven't tried it, but it looks good. I have a pair of tight, stretchy shorts I wear under my trunks/wetsuit, but they're not neoprene. They work to eliminate chafe in the summer and getting in and out of a full suit in the winter. They also have the added benefit of keeping you out of jail when changing next to your car.
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Feb 19, 2013, 03:49 PM #3
the ONLY reason i have a longsleeve spring is for those chilly fall mornings when the water is still warm, like the leslie & nadine swells where it was like 50* in the early AM & the water was still in the low 70s. the reason i wear that instead of my longsleeve top & boardshorts is b/c there's almost always a gap between the top & my boardshorts, or the top gets pushed up a little & that just seems to make it that much colder. the spring is all one piece, so there's none of that going on, so i'm more comfortable.
i do like neoprene shorts for distance swimming in the ocean, or when i was lifeguarding, for rowing surfboats & such.
Feb 19, 2013, 04:00 PM #4
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Feb 19, 2013, 04:17 PM #5
I've got a pair made by patagonia/lotus designs and love em. I put em on before I leave the house and wear under my 5/3. Helps keep the core warmer and lets me change outside without freezing my balls off.
Feb 19, 2013, 05:32 PM #6
I always wear sport briefs under my wetsuits--prevents ball-suck and keeps you from inadvertently laying down on one of your stones on the paddle out. Those are my two biggest pet peeves about wetsuits.
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Feb 19, 2013, 07:38 PM #9Senior Member
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These work great under the winter suit, and upwelling days during summer under the board shorts.
Hotline wetsuits have great thermal stuff too.
Last edited by Gfootr; Feb 19, 2013 at 08:25 PM.
Feb 19, 2013, 11:54 PM #10Junior Member
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