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skyhooked
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Re: 5mm wetsuit recomendation out of these models?

Postby skyhooked » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:35 pm

If you have the free return that solves much of the issue. FWIW I had a top end kite brand wetsuit and the seam weld on the outside fell off after five weeks, rendering the suit useless.

One thing that might be interesting to do is to have Cleanline take a photo of the ankle cuffs of the three suits next to each other, so you can see at a glance the thickness of the neoprene in each one. 5mm can mean different things to different brands.

I'll look out for your review, happy winter kiting :)

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recomendation out of these models?

Postby 508 wildfish » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:15 am

there really is no better wet suit than the patagonia 5/3 R4 i think. water here is 36f now. been kiting straight through the winter. its expensive. I've had mine for three years and still solid

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Re: 5mm wetsuit recomendation out of these models?

Postby Don Lester » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:37 pm

Smooth skin rubber suits are WAY warmer for a given thickness, therefore for the same warmth you get less weight, more flexibility and usually a thinner suit will fit better and be more comfortable to wear.


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