I am considering purchasing a shorty wet-suit for kayaking this season. It seems Sierra Trading Post is always selling these for seventy bucks.
This idea for the wet-suit has dual purpose: 1) as an older, still new to the sport type paddler, a swim is never out of the question. Us older folks are at higher risk for hypothermia and even heart attack [yikes] from immersion in cold water. So, this is a safety thing. 2) When I got out from paddling Lower Mish last year late in the day [no swimming, but a couple of rolls], I got super cold and started shaking badly waiting for the ride to show up. I am thinking some neoprene on the core might be a remedy here.
Question: is a shorty wet-suit a good idea? They come in many thicknesses. I am thinking 2mm will be enough and won't restrict movement too much. Are there alternative products that might fit the safety and warmth bill? Thanks.
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