I associate this color with vintage scuba and think it’s just cool looking but what their reason for using at the time? Thanks in advance.
What's up sluts? It's been a chilly winter on the east coast, and I've found myself with a less than ideal wetsuit situation at this point in the season. I have an older suit, booties, gloves combo thats hanging on for dear life, and I'm too poor/stubborn to buy new stuff this late in season (not to mention its damn near impossible to find what you want because of the covid supply chain issues yadda yadda).
Anyways, I patched up some holes in my suit using the old faithful dental floss + neoprene cement method, but there's this one hole in my bootie that just wont quit! It's been limiting my sessions to about 1.5 hours max, which is frustrating when its fun.
Yesterday though, i found a temporary (and cheap) solution to keep me out there just a little bit longer. I was walking back up the beach to the peak and wondering if my foot was too numb to continue, or if I could send it back out for a couple more before calling it quits. Thats when I realized "hey, maybe if I just pee in my suit now, and let it trickle down into my bootie, it'll warm my foot up enough to grab a few more". You bet your ass I did it, and you bet your ass it worked! Gave me another 30 mins out there I reckon.
So, to all of you just trying to make this years winter suit hang on for the rest of the season, there's hope.
Of course I've read about "divers delight", but I've also read that there will be crystals forming and they will damage the suit (also the smell?).
And what about Drysuits?
I am embarking on a 40k open water swim between two islands in the Caribbean and I would like to know if anyone has any recommendations regarding affordable wetsuits. I am a 27 year old 6'1M 187lbs. It is followed by a 40k run and 40k cycling event.
I guess most of us here know that Judy isn't openhearted to anyone easily, when we met Judy in this quest, we didn't know what happened to Judy in 48hrs after Pisces, even from the beginning of this quest, Judy didn't wanna tell V the truth. Until the bathroom scene, we can see Judy undressed her wetsuit after V back to the bungalow, then she started to talk about the incidents that her friends happened.
Personally, the finalized wetsuit covered Judy's body, has symbolized a wall that she built up to shut herself off>!, except for V, coz she wanted to confirm their relationship or to have a farewell to her!<.
I think the devs have made a great choice about the wetsuit, if the devs chose the concept art wetsuit, it would be ruined the symbolization and intention of the whole quest.
Hey everyone, I’m brand new to the sub. My apologies if this is been asked a million times before, but I’m looking for advice as to whether I should get a wetsuit or a dry suit. Assume that price is not the deciding factor. I am looking for something for SUPing in April and May in Lake Ontario in Toronto. The weather is usually between 40 and 60°F during this period but the water hovers just above freezing. The water can be quite choppy, so it’s not uncommon for me to fall in once or twice in an hour long session. I don’t wanna die of hypothermia when I fall in, but I am concerned about overheating while paddling vigorously. Thoughts?
I was swimming around in my wetsuit today and just put on the top.
I was wondering if there is any reason that might not be ok?
Also if you’re doing that and wearing swimming trunks do you still close the crotch or nah?
Does anyone have experience getting their wetsuit repaired? I picked up a used 4/3 wetsuit for under 100 bucks a few months ago as my second pair. (I've got a 3/2 as my main kick). The 4/3 wasn't in a mint condition to begin with, but it has now developed a small hole or two in the neck area, along the taped seam. I am considering repairing the wetsuit because the wetsuit is intact otherwise and, as you know, new 4/3 wetsuits are expensive. On the other hand, I am wondering if buying a new one will get me better value per use in the event that the repair does not last long or my wetsuit develops other holes (which seems like a likely scenario).
If you have repaired your wetsuit before, I'd appreciate any advice that you might have!
Hey 👋 all, new to this forum, seeing how there seems to be a wide range of expertise here, I'm wondering if wearing the two piece open cell wetsuit has caused anyone some anxiety, especially getting through the top and hoodie? Is this a thing or is it in my head, i do use lots of shampoo and not generally anxious from diving or being underwater, so this reaction is surprising me a bit, anyone else. It is a brand new suit, and my first of this style so not sure if that makes a difference!
No prior experience with open water swimming (and frankly no prior experience on reddit either) but I have recently moved to a tiny village in southern Europe and I'm 10 min away from the sea, which I naturally want to enjoy as much as possible.
So, I was happily surprised to discover that there was a whole community for open water swimming! And that's why I decided to try and ask for recommendations from experienced swimmers out there for the right wetsuit/swimwear.
Factors I considered:
Water temperature rarely drops below 15° Celsius (59° F) here. Makes me suspect a 3/2mm suit may be the right range (?)
Sun protection - a fullbody suit seems a smarter option considering I plan to swim 3-4 times a week, at least 8 months a year, in a sunny region. Different thoughts?
I'm pretty sensitive to cold, unfortunately... (bad genes/medical history in the family) - i.e. I can wear gloves when walking outside in air temp. of 16°C (60° F) already while my friends make fun of me :) On the upside, it also means I don't expect to overheat in a fullbody suit if swimming around/in summer's early cool mornings.
My odd body measurements, probably make the choice of a wetsuit most difficult and this is actually why I ended up considering a two-piece...
I am roughly:
So! Anyone has any experience with two piece wetsuits specifically for swimming (I know divers use them a lot)? And maybe other solutions for the "too tall+skinny syndrome"? Or is a 2 piece the only viable option?
Would tremendously appreciate your input!
2 weeks ago I asked for general tips and tricks... I guess I'm all in now! I'll be taking my lessons as soon as schools open here in March/April.
What kind of wetsuit would you riders recommend for the SF area? Water temps range from 53F to 60F. Air temps peak 60F in the winter, 80F in the summer.
I've been looking at https://www.mackiteboarding.com/buying-the-right-wetsuit-for-kiteboarding.htm, which for 53 water + 60 air = 113 would br recommending a 5/3, but I'm not sure how reliable this is.
So, which wetsuits have you been finding success with? Would you recommend buying new? Used? Any specific brands to look for/avoid? Thanks!
I’ve watched a few YouTube videos where it’s recommended that after cleaning and drying you should roll it up. First roll the bottom, then put the bottom on the top and roll them together. Then store.
Curious to know if there is a right way to store it that is not what I mentioned above.
I've learned that its nice:
I'm hoping these^ will double the life of my next wetsuit.
Which brings me to the my main ask, what wetsuit make/model would ya'll recommend? I'm hoping to make it last atleast 400 sessions, which may be a lot to ask, but then again I'm hoping to keep using my current one for another 50 sessions / through the winter season.
Any random tips / suggestions for wetsuit care welcome!
We used to have a spare wetsuit in the van that was so old the ass was torn out of it - not just a split, but a 4" wide hole; but it was a good spring suit in its day, so we kept it around in case one of us ever needed a spare. Just put a pair of shorts over it and you're good.
A friend from the Midwest came to visit and he asked us to take him surfing. We loaded up the boards and went down to San-O. My dad hands him THE wetsuit. He looks at the suit, looks at dad, shrugs, goes into the van to change, and comes out...with the wetsuit on backward.
It's been 20 years and I still have spontaneous uncontrollable laughing fits thinking about this guy standing there with his junk hanging out of the wetsuit, and his head tilted to the side like a confused dog.
I’m asking cause if you guys are looking for wetsuits your local dive shop would have them if know one else did.
I’ve been in the market for a new wetsuit and I’ve heard good things about Vissla suits. Usually I just go with billabong because I like the way their suits fit and how warm they are. Any of you have experience with Vissla suits?
I bought a new wetsuit, 4/3 quicksilver syncro chest zip, less than a year ago and my neck has been itching like crazy within the last month. I recently found out that I have eczema and the wetsuit is triggering it.
For the people with sensitive skin, I was wondering what wetsuits are you using? Alternatively, what can I do so that I don’t have to buy another, new, wetsuit?
I'm going to lose weight but I plan on getting a new wetsuit asap. The one I've been wearing was a hand me down and I don't know the measurements. It was 4/3 though
Trying to spend less than $400 is possible
Please help lol
Looking to hear some feedback on good winter suits. Been using a 2017 Absolute X for the past several years on US east coast. Time to retire it soon, any and all responses are welcome.