Originally Posted by ob1coby
for those of you that use the Water Tennie, does sand get into the drain holes?
Yeah sand gets into drain holes. Sand gets into everything even when I make sure to tighten drysuit around ankle, nature of the beast i guess. I use a 0.5mm NRS neoprene sock over drysuit bootie because I don't want sand to put holes in suit. My souls are kinda de-laminating around edges and its packed with sand in there too. Love the Tennies, but don't last, this is after one season of use (I also use them for fly fishing).
Drysuits need gravel guards like you can get in fishing socks or waders. The velcro strap just does not seem to keep it all out, but a big flap of neoprene over boot could do the trick. I should try mine out, would cover laces too.