Best Wetsuit for Pacific Northwest

Best Wetsuit for Pacific Northwest

Post by Bria » Thu, 13 Mar 2003 08:46:18


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?

regards,
kris

 
 
 

Best Wetsuit for Pacific Northwest

Post by Jason O'Rour » Thu, 13 Mar 2003 08:56:25

Quote:

>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

 
 
 

Best Wetsuit for Pacific Northwest

Post by Bil » Sat, 15 Mar 2003 00:54:59

Has anyone suggested a need for ear plugs to prevent cold water "growths"?
Quote:


> >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.


 
 
 

Best Wetsuit for Pacific Northwest

Post by Emilio De Soto of De Soto Spo » Wed, 19 Mar 2003 08:52:28

HELLO,

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