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  1. #11
    i saw a kid out in delmarva wearing a 3/2...no hood, no gloves, about a week and a half ago when the air was high 60's. I commented on the state of his sanity, and he claimed to be "ok". Needless to say he got out after about 30 min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epidemicepic View Post
    i saw a kid out in delmarva wearing a 3/2...no hood, no gloves, about a week and a half ago when the air was high 60's. I commented on the state of his sanity, and he claimed to be "ok". Needless to say he got out after about 30 min.
    Ha im suprised that wasnt me...i did that in december in oc, was short on cash for the right gear and was itching to go out so bad, 3 duck dives later, and a couple of bails i was done...the car couldnt warm up fast enough lol

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    Ehh i only got a 3/2. It might not fit me anymore so i might have to get a new suit anyway.

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    It just all depends on the air/water temp. At least be smart and check both before you head out. I don't have anything thicker than a 3/2 but if the water temp is 55 and the air temp is 70+ I'm all good. The water temp off delmar has come up 3 degree's in a few day's just gotta see if the weather holds.

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    thanks for the input

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Vivs View Post
    thanks for the input
    Mike a 3/2 is generally best for New Jersey in May and October, and maybe a little bit around those months. Guys that are wearing a 3/2 now, are freezing their butts off.

  7. #17
    it is one thing to have balls,....but i would think that those who are able to go through a whole winter in no more then a 4/3,...and can truly say that they are comfortable the whole time,...those persons are rare. We all have different body chemistry, and I would suspect that is what accounts for those who are able to pull off using only a 4/3 the whole winter.

    But even then, I would think that this is dangerous to some extent. Everyone should try and maintain their core body temps as best as possible. For the vast majority of persons a 4/3 is not going to provide your body with the long term warmth that it needs to function at a high level, during the winter months.

    I have never needed any more then a 5/3 in the waters off of the Delmarva, but once the water goes below 40 degrees, I would say that even a 5/3 is not enough, even though that is all I have ever used. I think I may just get a 6/5/4 next year for the first time. Much better to be nice and warm when you are trying to have some fun I think.