I'm looking to buy some dry pants for whitewater kayaking. I will be heading to NZ to paddle some cooler waters. But I do a lot of paddling in warmer weather back in Australia.
I assume I'd be best off getting some that are very breathable, so that I won't overheat when it's a bit warmer (but they'll still keep my dry) but will also keep me warm on colder rivers.
I have a really cheap pair of splash pants that have a very basic neoprene waist seal and basic neoprene ankle seals. They aren't very waterproof and they're not very breathable (if at all) either.
I have noticed that with my cheap pair, water gets in easily, and ends up pooling a bit in the ankles. I'd prefer latex gaskets for the ankles so that water won't get in if I'm wading out in the water. But what should I look for in regard to a waist seal to stop too much water pouring in if I ever had a swim or had to be live bait or something?
There's no real opportunity to try on/touch/feel/demo anything here in Australia, so I'd love any help I can get!