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misfit132
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Wetsuit question

Postby misfit132 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:40 pm

Hello

I have a 5,5mm neopren wetsuit + gloves/hood/boots.. Now my question how far I can hold out.

I have been kiting on south wind, air-12°c, water 10°c, rainy conditions. I didn't feel any cold, even when I felt in water, i had feelign that i could kite all day. When I was standing outside and rain was pouring on me and I also didn't feel any cold.

Would I be able to hold out this conditions(at least 1 or 2 hours):
-air 8-9°c
-water 10°c
-wind north east - Bora (im little bit scared of NE cold wind chill)
-cloudy

If anybody have expirience with that conditions please let me know!

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Re: Wetsuit question

Postby piccio » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:18 pm

I go out in the same conditions 1 hour and half regularly,no problem.
I do not use boots and gloves so they will allow to stay couple of hours.
Hot shower will be maximum when finish.
noth adriatic sea ?

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Re: Wetsuit question

Postby misfit132 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:16 pm

piccio wrote:I go out in the same conditions 1 hour and half regularly,no problem.
I do not use boots and gloves so they will allow to stay couple of hours.
Hot shower will be maximum when finish.
noth adriatic sea ?


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Re: Wetsuit question

Postby joe_mgh » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:42 am

2 hours kiting on on Sunday. Air temp 5 degrees, water temp 8 degrees.

4.5/3mm wetsuit, 3mm boots, 1.5mm hood, no gloves (ever).

I was in Cornwall, UK. At home it gets colder (http://www.chimet.co.uk - currently about 4 degrees) and I use the same gear.

The harder you kite, the warmer you get!

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Re: Wetsuit question

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:45 am

6/5/4 fleece-lined hooded suit and 5mm boots & gloves - coldest I've been out in here is -1°C with snow falling, at the lake. Perfectly comfortable - in fact, before I put a drain hole in the suit, my boots were pooling sweat :-/

10°C, I'm in my Switch 4/3 (unlined), 3mm gloves and boots and still comfy.


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