>What would be the best wetsuit for the cold ocean waters of Olympic
>National Park? I'm a 5'7, 130 lb. male who finds pool water too chilly
>for comfort so I need something very warm. Any good websites (or
>magazines) out there to answer my questions about wetsuit basics?
For triathlon, there is a 5mm max thickness. You will likely want to
stick to suits as thick as possible, as well as tightest fitting (most
tri suits are). Zipperless will likely be warmer too.
Then you'll want a hood, and depending on how cold, some sort of booties
and gloves as well. At 50, I can go without the gloves, but it's hard
to walk on my feet right out of the water.
Jason O'Rourke www.jor.com