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wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby papasmerf » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:16 am

i've noticed i get cold, upper body mostly, when in my wetsuit with wind blowing in cold weather. anyone else? just need something windproof.

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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby Kitehume » Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:36 am

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I use a jacket like this over my wetsuit.
Works a treat. Stops the wind and keeps me warm.

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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby Da Yoda » Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:24 am

Mystic has exactly what you may be looking for
https://www.mysticboarding.com/products ... op-#000000

Ion has a similar one
https://www.ion-products.com/water/kite ... se-jacket/

In addition to the above, Mystic, Ion, Prolimit, & Neil Pryde all have thin neoprene "hoodies" that are similar with the hook hole up front. :thumb:

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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby richy-c » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:50 am

papasmerf wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:16 am
i've noticed i get cold, upper body mostly, when in my wetsuit with wind blowing in cold weather. anyone else? just need something windproof.
Mystic wind stopper works well for me feels like ive added another wetsuit! Drys fast too.

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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:31 am

if you dont want to wear a jacket kind o the thing - this >>>

https://sharkskin.com/collections/water ... -vest-mens

the vest keeps you shoulder and arms movement the same worn under a wetsuit . They are wind proof and keep warmth in your core.

On really cold days they can make a really big difference. Bit pricy, but they work.

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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby 1234567Simon » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:41 am

It is the Problem of the new wetsuits not having the silky Skin on the outside anymore.

In Gernany many use this one.
In NL I have Not seen anybody with it

https://www.decathlon.de/p/segeljacke-d ... 868&c=BLAU

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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby iriejohn » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:49 am

I wear one of these over my 5/4 wetsuit.

https://www.twobarefeet.co.uk/two-bare- ... black.html

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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby irwe » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:18 am

I have tried the 'baggy' wind breaker but I find they collect water after a few falls

My favourite is the NP Combat Skin Top but like Longwhitecloud I also wear a neoprene vest under my wetsuit. If I am still cold then I switch over to my OR Soul Drysuit which always keeps me warm and dry.

https://www.silentsports.com/wetsuits/m ... ene%2BTops
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Re: wind proof top for wetsuit recommendations

Postby faklord » Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:46 pm

Cheap kayaking top does it for me.
Eg https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/spraytop-2.html#SID=10

Also adds a bit of color foot search and rescue :o


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