I am a rafter, not a kayaker. Should I wait for GFER to go on sale, or would I be happy enough with GMER? What are the main differences between the two?
Well just purchased SuperNova medium for me and Large for my wife, she gets way cold.
Tom at Clavey told me I can return it if it's a wrong size. TJ, I am your size (5'10" 165lbs), so maybe I should go for Large. But I do hate lose clothes, I really like the stuff tight on me.
BTW for the help guys, Buzzers always come through on decision making
Which OS suit do you have? What was the price? Is it breathable? Relief zip / drop seat?I recommend you make sure to try it on with a LOT of clothing (at least 1 layer fleece, 2 LJ's, maybe even more) underneath before you decide it's the right size. And get down on your butt, do a bunch of scrunches and twists and flail your arms around. Basically check out that you have complete freedom of movement, with a bunch of fleece on underneath. I hate the way my drysuit looks, but you know, function is fashion, it's got to work or you've wasted a wad of money. When I was shopping, everyone I consulted with told me to go BIG. And I am glad for that. Swimming sucks enough, I am glad my drysuit isn't restrictive at all. And FWIW, I LOVE my neoprene gaskets (no latex, suit by OS), and have had the pleasure of testing them in a few beat-down swims.
Very good questions, however I don't recall offhand the specifics, but I'll try. I did a sort of "build your own". I started with the surface/ spirit back entry economy, because I wanted the rear shoulder zipper and no internal suspenders, that zipper allowed me to do an external belt whereas the front zip wouldn't have. It is breathable. I also did the full custom sizing deal, which added a pretty penny ($250 pre-discount or so). I think I paid a bit more for the neoprene gaskets, but not much. I also added some pockets, relief zip and reflective piping. I wouldn't bother forking out the cash again for the relief zip, I don't use it even with one of those little gee-whiz things. It was looking like it was going to cost a ton, then they offered a 30% or so discount as long as I was a member of any "water" organization, and they accepted my membership with AW. I think it came in around $850 all told.Which OS suit do you have? What was the price? Is it breathable? Relief zip / drop seat?