Wetsuit....quiver? (Northeast folks)

Tlri

Well-Known Member
Oct 30, 2017
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787
Rhode island
1 -2mm long sleeve top
2 -3/2 full suits
1 -4/3 hooded
1 -4/3 no hood
2 -5/4 hooded

2 pairs of 7mm boots
2 pairs of 7mm lobster mitts
1 pair of 3mm boots

Almost always have something dry and try to phase in and out 1 suit per season.
 

JVRI

Active Member
Nov 15, 2021
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239
Rhode Island
I surf New England year round and have a bit of a wetsuit quiver : 5 mil hooded , 4 mil hooded , 3 mil, detachable hood for the 3 mil, and 2 mil shortsleeved. I also have thermal top and shorts to supplement any of the above.

That said, I honestly think I would be fine with just the 5, the 3, and the detachable hood. Plus a pair of winter mittens and booties. This spring I went straight from the 5 to the 3. The 4 and the 2 are nice to have, but feel a bit like first world indulgences tbh.
Exactly what I've been thinking, thanks @Spiral Bee !
 

Uilleann

New Member
Mar 5, 2021
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6
SE Mass
Same as many others.
3/2 June through October/(easier than sunblock in the summer)
4/3 November through late December
5/4 Christmas through Easter
4/3 late April through early June
 

JVRI

Active Member
Nov 15, 2021
219
239
Rhode Island
Appreciate everyone’s input here. Surfed this AM in a 4/3 and was sweating so need to make a purchase soon.

Got to thinking about versatility and was curious if anyone has done the Farmer/Long John + Zip Jacket combo?? Seems like I could really stretch that setup into several temps/conditions and potentially a could combo for travel.

Thoughts?
 

Skegg

Active Member
Oct 7, 2021
115
217
Maine
For Maine, I have suits in the following three ranges. I have more than three though, only because I refuse to let the old ones die.

-Late spring/summer/early fall: 3/2
-Late fall/early spring: 4/3
-Winter: 6/5/4
 




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