RKittine wrote:That is a great idea as they provide both warmth and some bouyancy. I have worn Dive Skins under my clothes when flying on the water in the fall and early spring. I will have to remember to consider my wet suit jacket, though I think it might be a little restrictive regarding movement.
RKittine wrote:A dry suit would be nice, but you would probably never get out of the plane during an accident.
RKittine wrote:Have you ever put on a Dry Suit? Evewn with no air pumped in, they are a nusance. I probably should manually blow mine up before the start of the season and both check the bladders as well as the bouyancy. Such be part of the annual on the plane I think since if the bladders don't hold air from age, they of course will be useless.
RKittine wrote:Probably too small a market, but some of the new space age dive skins are actually pretty warm compared to 3 or even 6 mm neoprene
markwood wrote:The path is forming in the right direction. The kayak type dry suit, is a good way to go, with a little poly underneath, it makes a very nice warm bubble as long as you don't plan on being in 35deg water overnight. I use a dry jacket without the pants for most kayaking as well as cold weather flying around water, moves well and I feel some degree of safety. Caution, a kayak type dry suit with water inside is dangerous, heavy and no protection from the cold.
RKittine wrote:I have found that any dry suit that leaks water inside can be dangerous as you get out of balance and weighted down as they will hold a lot more water in than a wet suit.
akavidflyer wrote:I know that Mustang makes dry flight suits. We are required to wear them here when flying the choppers to the platforms. In warmer water it is a bit of overkill, but when you are flying ice laden waters, the extra few minutes they give you are priceless when it comes to waiting on rescue. Last time I checked, they were around 1400 a pop.
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