Originally Posted by codycleve
I think the main difference is the neck gasket.. The angler that has a neoprene gasket instead of the rubber gasket.. Not quite as waterproof but the neoprene is a lot more comfortable.. If you are a rafter the angler wouldn't be a bad option but it you are a kayaker you probably want the rubber gasket. I got my wife the hydrus 3l angler and she really likes it.. I had her try on my dry suite before I ordered hers and she couldn't do the rubber gasket.
The other big difference is the flat rubber zipper, and that's my main concern. I'm not a kayaker and don't plan to be, I really only have been rafting to fish...but recently have started enjoying the whitewater and am going to go on some non-fishing whitewater trips in this thing. Don't plan to do much swimming, but if it happens and I get a little wet, whatever. I do want to stay comfortable on a winter GC trip in this thing, so that's another concern.
I own the hydrus for work, with the flat zipper. It leaks like a siv from one leg and the bottom of the rubber zipper. That said, we beat the hell out of dry suits at work (installing fish weirs) and I don't think that's a good way to review a dry suit.