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Old 11-08-2016   #1
 
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What do you wear under your dry suit?

I thought I'd take a pole- what does everyone wear under their drysuits in the cold? I love my IR Union Suit, though when I'm paddling and it's cold (below 40 F and possibly snowing for example), I'm not quite warm enough. It's always seemed a bit thin. If I throw on separate tops/bottoms, I find I get particularly cold at my waist after a couple of hours as they move around. Too much insulation and movement is restricted.

So, what are everyone's preference for when it's below 40 F degrees and paddling whitewater?

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Old 11-08-2016   #2
 
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Patagonia layers. Much warmer than the union suit.
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Wool

Wool, cashmere if you're lucky. $15 at thrift store should have you covered head to toe.
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I have an NRS union suit. I've been very happy with it and rarely get cold. I will layer silk weight long underwear if it is below 40. I also layer up with a fleece vest if I think sometimes as well.
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Patagonia makes some neat insulation layers for fly fishing. They have a nano-puff pant and an R1 fleece pant. They also just came out with a nano-air pant. All of these would work pretty well under a drysuit depending on the amount of insulation you need.

Melanzana also makes a pair of fleece pants.

Airblaster (Ninjasuits) makes a fleece onesie as well if seperates haven't worked well for 'ya.

If the unionsuit isn't doing it, throw on more insulation layers.
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Wool. All season. Thin ones. My ten year old Icebreakers are just starting to show extreme wear. I'll do second shirt of its really cold, but I tend to overheat.

Fleece is guaranteed to make me sweat, so I never wear fleece unless I wont be exerting myself at all, then fleece is great.

The inconvenience of the very occasional number two keeps me from wearing a onesie skiing or paddling, but they sure are nice to keep your back band area covered.
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Patagonia makes some neat insulation layers for fly fishing. They have a nano-puff pant and an R1 fleece pant. They also just came out with a nano-air pant. All of these would work pretty well under a drysuit depending on the amount of insulation you need.

Melanzana also makes a pair of fleece pants.

Airblaster (Ninjasuits) makes a fleece onesie as well if seperates haven't worked well for 'ya.

If the unionsuit isn't doing it, throw on more insulation layers.
Simms also makes a high quality base layer system called "Waderwick" I have the thermal pant and top and they are super thick and super comfortable. Put a silk weight layer under them and I am good to go in the drysuit below freezing.

They also have a pretty neat bib system that looks like would work well with a long sleeve top under a dry suit.

https://www.simmsfishing.com/shop/la...ece-bib-1.html
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I just wear socks and freeball it.
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I just wear socks and freeball it.
Aww shit! You beat me to that comment!
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Melanzana windpro suit: pants and matching hoodie. It's the most comfortable fleece setup ever, is made in the US, and has no zippers or snaps to damage your dry suit. In the winter I wear it under my shells too. That's why I have the suit in five different colors! I'm wearing one right now!

Call Melanzana in Leadville an ask about the "Windpro Tuxedo!"
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