Winter suits..... anticipation

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by michael, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. strez

    strez Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Hamilton, Massachusetts
    I've done that in the coldest weather. Polypro or thin wool gloves, socks, top, bottom as needed.
  2. sightpoint

    sightpoint Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    2' and onshore
    I also wear the O'Neill 13 oz polypro top. Adds a lot of warmth. And I usually buy Xcel suits on Steep and Cheap. Might want to check The Clymb site right now because they're doing 20% off site-wide. Worth a look. Or call Patagonia outlets to see if they have suits in your size at deep discounts... and they ship.
  3. deemce

    deemce Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2010
    USA Pennsylvania
    a LS rashguard does make getting out of a 5/4 a little more manageable......a little.
  4. WhiteRussian

    WhiteRussian Active Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    Boston Harbor
    I'm between XL and XXL, technically in XL weigh category, but I had such hard time to use my winter XL-sized ws that I purchased XXL. It solved the problem, but it doesn't look good in some areas lol
  5. strez

    strez Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Hamilton, Massachusetts
    Extra bouyancy...not a bad thing :D
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  6. soul_glide

    soul_glide Active Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    USA New Jersey
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  7. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey CMC
    Agree. Used from CL or otherwise, hill is not worth the climb. There are so many screaming deals online not worth it to buy someone else's piss sponge. The only ones that are rarely discounted are Patagonia.
    The chore, as was mentioned is getting it off when your tired. Outdoor shower would be ideal... lots of space but it's shut off for winter, so it's the wrestling match in the bathroom shower.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  8. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Rather than starting a whole new wetsuit anxiety thread for something insignificant I figured I’d ask here.

    Back of the neck rash. What to do for it? How to prevent it?

    Got my first taste of 3/2 for the season and my neck is raw !
  9. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    USA New Jersey
    A rash guard top underneath will probably work. I have the O’Neill poly pro top described above too. Definitely adds warmth to the torso when the air is cold.
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  10. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Good idea. While I don’t want to add any more steps, a turtle neck rash guard sounds like it’ll do the trick

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