Clothes for rafting
Hope this is the right forum to ask this question.
I'm somewhat new to rafting, and still trying to dial in the clothes I need. Last May/June I did the Middle Fork of the Salmon, and wore a borrowed drysuit the whole time (it was cold!). I would like to buy a drysuit, but damn they are expensive, and not terribly versatile if it is warmer. I do, however, hate being cold, and as I am mostly a raft passenger at this point, getting cold can happen easily in Colorado rivers.
So, what are my alternatives? Dry tops are a lot cheaper, but what would I wear on the bottoms? Would a dry top and farmer john wetsuit be a good combo? Other suggestions? Do I just suck it up and buy the drysuit too? I do own a shortsleeve splash top I got really cheap, but that's it (aside from gloves and booties).
Thanks in advance. (Oh, if there are better places to ask, or to look for gear, let me know that too).