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Re: 6/5/4?
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 10:14:27 PM »
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  • Xce x-zip2 6.5.4. Almost 5 years old, maybe older. Lots of repairs, but still keeps me warm in spite of the leaks. If you plan on heading north to MA, NH, or ME, the extra rubber is worth it's weight.

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 10:20:41 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

    This:

    http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___75182

    Buy it a size or two too small.  Smartwool makes a version too that's really nice, but twice the cost.  It's tricky getting it on under your suit but it works well, particularly with a drylock suit.  Merino wool is warm even when wet and it wicks moisture.  Good stuff.  I've seen mixed reviews on its use with wetsuits, and the stuff Patagonia uses has a weave that also traps air, but if you have a drylock suit that's in decent shape, it should work well for extra warmth.  I've also just layered with a 2mm vest under my leaky 5/4, which is bulky but because there aren't sleeves, doesn't really restrict movement too much.  Good for really windy days.


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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 10:07:32 AM »
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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...


    I will most definitely be out saturday with my 4/3 as I haven't bought another suit yet. I think a big part of why it's still comfortable for me so far is my fitness level. I've only been surfing since May. I do go to the gym 4 days a week and I've changed my routine over the last few months to include exercises to strengthen muscle groups used for paddling, but I still can't go for much longer than 2 hours before my arms and shoulders are jelly. So being that it's probably more of a workout for me than it would be for someone who has been surfing for years, maybe I keep a higher body temp?

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #18 on: January 03, 2014, 11:54:32 AM »
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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...


    I will most definitely be out saturday with my 4/3 as I haven't bought another suit yet. I think a big part of why it's still comfortable for me so far is my fitness level. I've only been surfing since May. I do go to the gym 4 days a week and I've changed my routine over the last few months to include exercises to strengthen muscle groups used for paddling, but I still can't go for much longer than 2 hours before my arms and shoulders are jelly. So being that it's probably more of a workout for me than it would be for someone who has been surfing for years, maybe I keep a higher body temp?

    if fitness level was a factor, i'd be out in my spring suit now.

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #19 on: January 03, 2014, 12:34:44 PM »
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  • Anyone out there right now in this frigid ness. Air is so cold but waves look decent in LB.

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #20 on: January 03, 2014, 12:45:12 PM »
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  • Anyone out there right now in this frigid ness. Air is so cold but waves look decent in LB.


    Counted 9 people on the cam at NS3. Respect ... below 0 windchill is my limit. Waves look pretty fun, though.  :-\

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    Re: 6/5/4?
    « Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 01:38:07 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...


    I will most definitely be out saturday with my 4/3 as I haven't bought another suit yet. I think a big part of why it's still comfortable for me so far is my fitness level. I've only been surfing since May. I do go to the gym 4 days a week and I've changed my routine over the last few months to include exercises to strengthen muscle groups used for paddling, but I still can't go for much longer than 2 hours before my arms and shoulders are jelly. So being that it's probably more of a workout for me than it would be for someone who has been surfing for years, maybe I keep a higher body temp?

    if fitness level was a factor, i'd be out in my spring suit now.


    hahaha