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    Does anyone know the current ball park price of a Dam x drysuit ?
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    Back in March I had the following quote DAM Watersports Open Canoe Dry Suits From 249 + 9 p+p
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    Fran's got the right price. Plus comfort zip 57 plus cuff protectors around 10 plus a neoprene neck cover about 12. The non breathable are about 50 more. I've just ordered a damx breathable drysuit. Andi is very nice to deal with and offers very good advice.

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    Thanks guys, just wanted a comparison price with the Lomo suit currently on offer.
    For the limited use it will probably get, I think the Lomo will do the job, so I've just ordered one.
    Even better, my wife said she'll pay for it for my Xmas present !!
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    I just got a Damx drysuit (2 weeks ago). Mine is breathable top, with convenience zip and neoprene over cuffs. I also had a surcharge for being "large" (height wise). It came to 349 inc postage. I agree with the above that Andi is a pleasure to deal with. It is certainly a very good thing having a properly fitting suit as well.

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    Having ordered my Lomo dry suit on Sun afternoon, it arrived today !
    It's a sod to get in and out of, but it fits once on.
    My first suit so I don't know how it compares to others, but I got first class service and at a very decent price as far as I can see.

    Old Man

    PS. Without going over the top and getting too expensive, what's favourite to wear underneath it ? I was thinking maybe an old pair of pyjamas !!
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    In terms of what to wear - I'd stick to wicking layers (fleece, thermals) as anything cotton will keep any moisture close to your skin. When I took mine off the other day the breathable bits were all dry but the inside of the latex booties was damp but my polyester running socks were dry. Aside from that, I'd wear what you normally wear under a layer of waterproofs, although very windproof I found once in the water, the heat is removed pretty quickly.

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    I wear a Typhoon lightweight undersuit under my drysuit. It was under 30 from ebay and are like a big black baby grow. Its warm, comfortable and I can recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyfish View Post
    I wear a Typhoon lightweight undersuit under my drysuit. It was under 30 from ebay and are like a big black baby grow. Its warm, comfortable and I can recommend it.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Typhoon-Li...#ht_2837wt_905
    Is that this one ?

    Too late, got one anyway cos hardly anyone had one in my FB size.
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    Have a look here. I expect I'll get one at some point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy 90 View Post
    Have a look here. I expect I'll get one at some point...

    Thanks Davy,
    Got the Typhoon one that Happyfish recommended for 32 inc P & P from e-bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD MAN View Post
    Thanks Davy,
    Got the Typhoon one that Happyfish recommended for 32 inc P & P from e-bay.

    Note to self - read posts properly before responding...


    Enjoy your fleecey dryness

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    Yes - that's the one I have. I find it really good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyfish View Post
    Yes - that's the one I have. I find it really good
    Hope you're right, I'll probably be trying it out next week.
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    Default Typhoon romper suit

    Tried out the Typhoon underfleece this week together with the new Lomo drysuit.
    The temperature was about 7 degrees and I didn't go swimming. I was warm enough, but whether that would be the case in colder conditions and if I'd swum, I don't know.
    However, for the usage I will mostly wear it, it was good enough and not too expensive.
    My only gripe in that the zip doesn't go down far enough, which makes things awkward when going to the little boys room.


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    I have the same problem with the zip - it would be good if it went lower down. I have swum a few times in my dry suit with just the underfleece and it was fine. When it gets really cold and I was doing some rescue practice last year in the very cold weather I wear a light weight long johns and tee shirt underneath the underfleece. I bought some merino ones from Aldi's a few year ago and these, the Typhoon and my drysuit was fine for paddling in -7 c last year on the Teifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyfish View Post
    I have the same problem with the zip - it would be good if it went lower down. I have swum a few times in my dry suit with just the underfleece and it was fine. When it gets really cold and I was doing some rescue practice last year in the very cold weather I wear a light weight long johns and tee shirt underneath the underfleece. I bought some merino ones from Aldi's a few year ago and these, the Typhoon and my drysuit was fine for paddling in -7 c last year on the Teifi.
    That's annoying, I got rid of my long johns etc when I gave up motorcycling and before I took up canoeing.
    I'll keep my eyes peeled in Lidl & Aldi but I don't intend to go swimming when it's that cold anyway.
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