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4/3 chest zip w/ hood all winter?
Apr 17, 2013, 03:56 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- milton delaware
I picked up a chest zip hooded xcel drylock 4/3 last fall thinking i might try to use it through the winter. I'm really glad i bought it, because its very warm and noticably lighter and more flexible than my 5/4 xcel.
With that said, down here on the Delmarva, with this winter being pretty average in both water temps and air temps, there were probably at least a half dozen days where it was worth paddling out and the 4/3 would have been a bit cold. If January hadnt been flat, there would have been even more.
Basically, once the water got below 45, with cold air temps and some wind that suit was going to be chilly after an hour.
Delmarva - borderline
Jersey and further north - no way
It obviously matters what you are wearing under it, and how easily you get cold. I'm pretty cold tolerant.
It was absolutely the PERFECT wetsuit for all of December and March, and for some of the January February swells we got, so I'm really glad i got it, but glad i still have the 5 mil for the coldest winter sessions.
Last edited by mitchell; Apr 17, 2013 at 03:59 PM.
Apr 17, 2013, 04:15 PM #3Junior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
Apr 17, 2013, 04:24 PM #4
nice 3/2 with all the works for vb winter