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Old 28-11-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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Dry Suit Query/Race Life Jackets

I'm looking to buy a dry suit can anyone recommend a good make and the pros and cons for front zip /rear zip,with feet/without,don't want to spend a fortune prob max £200,I'm thinking of the Typhoon but don't know of a local(near Bristol) stockist to try one on so will buy off the net, help with sizes would be appreciated as I don't want it baggy and also not to short that it castrates me when I bend, I'm 6'1" 14 stone-would that be a L,XL or XXL,also If anyone has a good used one for sale let me know.cheers
PS want it for general boating use possibly Skiing not diving.
PPS I'm looking to do some Basic races next year if anyone has any useable/legal/safe- Race Type life jackets for sale please PM me
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Old 28-11-2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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Loads of dry suits on e-bay I got an almost new one for 60 quid. I have the ikle booties coz I hate getting cold & just go + 1/2 on the shoe size.
If you get stuck for jackets got em coming out me ears
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Old 29-11-2008, 01:40 PM   #3
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Nic, wet and windy sell Typhoons and have loads in stock to try on on winterstoke road in bristol on right hand side by carphone warehouse. if you want to ski in it then you need rear entry as the front zip qill really get in the waywhen you try to pull out, i got socks on mine and ski no problem you just need to put loads of fairy on to get your foot in the ski.
theres a guy in weston that repairs them cheap too as i've had a couple of neck seals and a set of socks
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:34 AM   #4
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did you try andark?
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:37 AM   #5
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did you try andark?
Yes went there on Sunday,I think most of their stock was at the boat show but tried on few to get some idea of sizes-thanks
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