Philshoz wrote:Now if you don't buy something by the weekend you are beyond hope......
mister-griffster wrote:I've had all sorts of suits, custom to off the shelf top of the range etc... simple calculation. If you want a hella lota flex and up for renewing your suit every 1-3 years then go for an off the shelf (expect to pay top dollar) great performance but seals usually go after about a year or so.
If you;re looking for warmth / durability then go custom everytime. Similar price but a perfect fit. Snugg, No Limits, Slynk (Jo works with Malcom at Snugg) are by far the warmest suits out there because they fit perfectly. They will also repair their suits if anything goes wrong. As for durability, I've had 2 Snugg winter suits - one lasted 11 years, the other lasted 6 - I can still use the second, it's just a bit stiff now, and need the flexibility of other suits to cope with the demands of failing shoulders. All the guys I know wearing No Limits say they're the warmest they've ever worn. One fella has just gone all winter in a 3/2 (but he carries a lot of his own insulation) but he does 2-3 hour sessions in it no bother.
Basically go with this rule of thumb - if you want a cracking wetsuit, go with a company who specialises in wetsuits - why would you buy a wetsuit from a clothing company? BTW - a custom suit WILL fit you perfectly - so if you are struggling to try lots on and compare, then best to go with that option.
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