As you can appreciate if it is windy and freezing then you don't really want to be stood there for ages semi-naked and soaked. How do you do it on a beach that has no nearby facilities???
stephh wrote:Thanks mate.
No problem - you are still a wuss though
majordom wrote:get a robie for changing in the cold
i dont like ecel wetsuits (oneill fits me better) but thir boots and gloves are ace
the drylock is worth paying up for
i also have an excel neopren sleeveless vest and a polypro sleeveless with neoprene hood
worn under the suit when it gets cold - the hood has a flap over your neckhole
and is nearly as good as an attached hood -together these give you lots of options
for adding layers as it gets colder
stephh wrote:Get quicker at getting your suit on and off and orgainse you clothes before you rush into the water so they are ready to go when you get out. Also I always leave a beanie on my windscreen wipers so as soon as I get back to the car can keep my head warm and have a flask of hot tea/coffee/chocoltae to get down your crop.
surfinsmiler wrote:If a hatchback park it so you can get changed in the lee of the opened hatchback
surfinsmiler wrote:Attach all wetsuit gear,leashes,wax, car key on a string around your neck(not electronic ones) etc. BEFORE YOU PUT THE GLOVES/MITTS ON.It's a twat trying to do it after you've got the gear on. Apart from all that, enjoy yourself,and.........toughen the fuck up.
Chris F wrote:Probably because you would get laughed at! Long sleeve thermal top asap (pref wicking), beanie, then Monkeyman fleece and down gillet.
skimmer2 wrote:Or use one of these...had this for about 15 years ever since I was a river kayaker....you just shove it on as soon as the top half of your wetsuit is off. Warm when wet too...indestructible...windproof, toasty, light and wicks.....a truly superb bit of kit..and British! If you are a mountaineer, hill walker etc you'll know this gear.
Chris F wrote:skimmer2 wrote:Or use one of these...had this for about 15 years ever since I was a river kayaker....you just shove it on as soon as the top half of your wetsuit is off. Warm when wet too...indestructible...windproof, toasty, light and wicks.....a truly superb bit of kit..and British! If you are a mountaineer, hill walker etc you'll know this gear.
I know buffalos very well, used to have one for winter climbing, but found it too hot and sweaty, so gave it away. Good, but probably overkill for changing out of a wetsuit.
DrJive wrote:Jesus I just take my suit off same as any other time. Standing on icey frozen grass with a driving sleety wind cutting through your chest, its a pure cunt but it's worth it sometimes.
Re: Winter gear and setup and all things COLD!!!
Postby Chris F on Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:35 pm
As much as I like getting warm as quickly as possible, carrying 10l of hot water around sounds like a right faff.
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