Titanium wetsuit

Titanium wetsuit

Post by Diane Barnhar » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Anyone have a titanium (hope that's spelled right) wetsuit.  How do you
like it?  What kind of conditions is it good in - cold, very cold, etc.?
I'd appreciate any information - thanks.
Diane

 
 
 

Titanium wetsuit

Post by NLW TFW » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00

They're great! One maker says lab tests do not support the extra warmth
claims, but they do seem to work well. Body Glove, Pro Motion, Wavelength,
Bare and many others make excelent suits from titanium knit or with
titanium in the neoprene, and they are warm suits. How cold they can
handle is up to suit design and user tolerances. The drier and thicker
they are, the warmer they are.
Mike

 
 
 

Titanium wetsuit

Post by Dennis Raul » Fri, 21 Jul 1995 04:00:00

The Body Glove Velocity is great.  Many people on the Chesapeake are even
using it in winter by adding a hooded vest.  I use mine from March to
late May and SEptember to Thanksgiving.  It works.

 
 
 

Titanium wetsuit

Post by Bill Merten » Tue, 25 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> Anyone have a titanium (hope that's spelled right) wetsuit.  How do you
> like it?  What kind of conditions is it good in - cold, very cold, etc.?
> I'd appreciate any information - thanks.
> Diane

I got a Body Glove Titanium steamer this spring.  The short answer
is, its fantastic.  

I forgot my dry suit one day in early May here in Toronto.  The water
was only a few degrees above freezing, but it was blowing, so I
ventured out with my titanium steamer.  Shortly after I left
the beach the front came through.  The wind swung around 360 degrees,
it pissed rain, hard, for a couple of minutes, then died completely.
The wind came back up about ten minutes later but blowing directly
off shore.  Needless to say, I spent a lot of time in the water
that day trying to get back on my "not quite floatable" slalom board.

To my great suprise, although my uncovered hands and feet were
frozen completely, my torso was just fine.  At no time did I feel
the least bit chilled.  I've owned a lot of steamers in the 14 years
I've been doing this, and I would believe that I would have been
well into hypothermia with any of them, except my titanium.

 
 
 

Titanium wetsuit

Post by Bill Merten » Fri, 28 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>>I forgot my dry suit one day in early May here in Toronto.  The water
>>was only a few degrees above freezing, but it was blowing, so I
>>ventured out with my titanium steamer.  Shortly after I left
>>the beach the front came through.  The wind swung around 360 degrees,

>Errrm, if the wind swings 360 degrees, that's like in the same      
>direction isn't it? Or am I forgetting my maths here? Seems an      easier
>way to do a 360 I guess.            

>Steve      
>CH

Thats right Steve.  As the thunderstorm cell hit, I boreoff to jibe and ended going
all the way around in a circle, without flipping the sail.  Still, not something
I would want to experience again.

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