Originally Posted by kauaibobby
what do you think.
I heard the drypants can fill with water and weight you down.
or what works good with dry top to keep you warm in springtime.
or is there a inexspensive drysuit that works good.
You should have said "...that works WELL". "Well" being an adverb that describes works. "Good" is an adjective. Then again, you should have written a lot of other things differently, but one step at a time.
The drysuit is definitely the warmest, most comfortable option. Stohlquist offers a decent lower priced option, but still in the $600 range. Palm had a good (describing the noun "option") option in that price range as well, but I'm not sure if they're still in business.
If you need to go cheaper than that and you already have a drytop that works, then it probably depends how cold you want to go. I guess the bib deal will help you the most. Short of that, I'd just do the regular pants and forget about an ankle gasket.