Originally Posted by okieboater
I have been wearing latex neck seals since the dry suit concept became popular with kayakers.
Last few years tho, my neck is not handling the latex very well. a bit of redness and itchy feeling.
Sounds like you may have developed a latex sensitivity. In the medical field we have done away with pretty much all latex products, because repeated exposure can lead to sensitivity as well as allergy. I have a friend who will go into anaphylaxis if she even touches anything latex. She had a lot of surgeries as a child & teenager before they got rid of latex, and now she has a severe allergy.
I can't say how water tight the neoprene neck on my Kokatat Super Nova was, since I never swam in it. If I get another suit, it will have a neoprene neck.