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6/5/4?
« on: January 02, 2014, 01:53:22 PM »
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  • Does anyone go all the way to a 6/5/4 throughout the year? I'm wearing a 4/3 pyrotech now and I'm actually still comfortable. I know in the next few weeks it will get colder and I should probably go to something thicker. I was going to go one up and get the pyrotech 5.5/4. Would that get me through till spring? It's my first winter and I'd like to avoid buying 2 more suits....


    Also, if anyone similar in size to me (5'10.5/ 195lbs) is using any other brands and have suggestions... all input is welcomed!




    Thanks

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 02:03:31 PM »
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  • Been using the 6/5/4 for a few years now after having a 4/3 for quite a while. I tried on a lot of suits and did a bunch of research and the one I went with is the Quiksilver cypher, super comfortable and stretchy.. that thing is super warm usually get tired before i get cold, great for keeping the wind from getting at you cause it has a biofleece layer that is awesome.. you can surf blizzards in it, worth it.

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 02:06:22 PM »
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  • Well, first I think you need to ask yourself if you're going to continue surfing in the winter going forward. If yes, you should buy a thicker suit.


    I'd go with an Xcel 5/4/3 hooded drylock. I think it's an Infinity series. I've had it since January '09 you think I'd know by now. It's toasty warm despite being a little restrictive, and has been extremely durable with the exception of some slight touch-ups.


    I have a spring suit, 3/2, 4/3, and the eskimo suit, and it's my opinion that it's worth the money to have a full wardrobe this way each suit will last you longer. Plus, you're in the Northeast, so you really have to have all of those  :(

    Also, make sure you wash your thicker suits with wetsuit shampoo once in a while!! And always rinse them off with fresh water when your session is over. It goes a long way. No one wants to keep shelling out hundreds of dollars for new drysuits.
    « Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 02:12:02 PM by CBTS »

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 02:09:17 PM »
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  • xcel drylock 5/4. 

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 02:22:46 PM »
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  • How long do you surf that you are still comfortable in a 4mil suit?
    Just how comfortable are you? I'm really curious since I would be shivering in a 4 mil suit within 30 minutes if that.


    My answer to your question is an agreement with others on the 5/4 Xcel Drylock. Though I also have a 6/5 Infinity just in case water goes into the 30s which it looks like it might this year. But fit is everything so try suits on.
     


    « Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 02:28:04 PM by Looseness »
    It's no better to be safe than sorry....

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 02:24:18 PM »
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  • I've got an Xcel Infiniti 6/5/4 but I rarely use it, except on the coldest of cold days....and even at that, a decent 5/4 is good enough these days.
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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 02:37:05 PM »
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  • How long do you surf that you are still comfortable in a 4mil suit?
    Just how comfortable are you? I'm really curious since I would be shivering in a 4 mil suit within 30 minutes if that.


    My answer to your question is an agreement with others on the 5/4 Xcel Drylock. Though I also have a 6/5 Infinity just in case water goes into the 30s which it looks like it might this year. But fit is everything so try suits on.




    I usually surf just about 2 hours at a clip and I haven't had to leave because of the cold. It's usually because my arms are destroyed..lol. I use oneill 7 mill boots and flashbomb 5 mil gloves with a seperate hood.

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 02:38:20 PM »
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  • I've got an Xcel Infiniti 6/5/4 but I rarely use it, except on the coldest of cold days....and even at that, a decent 5/4 is good enough these days.


    That's kinda what I thought. Maybe the 5.5/4 pyrotech will do it.

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 02:39:21 PM »
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  • I've got an Xcel Infiniti 6/5/4 but I rarely use it, except on the coldest of cold days....and even at that, a decent 5/4 is good enough these days.


    That's kinda what I thought. Maybe the 5.5/4 pyrotech will do it.


    Although everyone seems to swear by the drylock.

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 02:46:35 PM »
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  • If it's really cold, consider a really tight-fitting merino wool layer under the drylock and you're good. 

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 04:29:12 PM »
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  • i think it's mostly the person. i've got good circulation so can get through the coldest session in a really old and crappy 5/4. only switched from my 3/2 in december. that said, i'd love a new 5/4. mine leaks and lost all its' stretch. highly recco spending more than you can afford and getting the best suit/gloves/boots possible. 

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 04:48:55 PM »
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  • If it's really cold, consider a really tight-fitting merino wool layer under the drylock and you're good. 

    this sounds interesting.  what thickness do you recommend? i'd like to try this under my drylock.  i was freezing with the wind a during the last big swell

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 04:51:24 PM »
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  • I think a 6/5/4 sounds good if it's going to be in the low teens with 20mph+ winds.  Hypothetically speaking of course. 

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 05:40:34 PM »
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  • I use a Rip Curl 5.5 x 4.5 this time of year and am toasty in anything NJ can throw at us.  New 7mm boots and 5mm lobster claws makes a big difference as well.  Nothing will make you colder quicker than worn out boots or leaky gloves......

    My 4/3 took me into mid December this year with good boots and gloves.......so long as the sun is out.  By this weekend the water should be below 40.

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 09:14:51 PM »
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  • "I know in the next few weeks it will get colder"


    I don't see how anyone could have been comfortable for any length of time on monday with a 4/3...