Drysuits and Their Purposes; my big blog covers many a topic but you may be familiar with the concept of a drysuit already? but then again you may not to be fair, unless you’ve had first-hand experience of a drysuit and every thing that this piece of equipment can offer you in terms of protection, it may still be something of a mystery to you as a concept…
In this article I decided to tell all my readers about the new dry suit I ordered online from the wetsuit out let and guess what, today she arrived!! We intend to get to the bottom of what a drysuit actually is and how it can actually help you first. There are plenty of misconceptions floating about where a drysuit is concerned, from where to use it, the kind of protection it can actually provide, and other aspects of its make up, pricing and general use. So, without further ado, here is a little information on the concept of the dry suit and everything that this piece of equipment can offer you as well as me.
So, can a drysuit actually keep you warm? After all, if you’re looking for some equipment to benefit you when you go surfing, particularly in the United Kingdom which is hardly famed for its fantastic weather conditions, you will want to know if a drysuit can properly provide this protection. Well, to be completely blunt about it, the answer to this question is a resounding no… However, this is not a dry suit is for so before you write them off as being something useless, just hold onto your horses for a moment because they do provide many great services beyond this. Sadly, keeping you warm is not one of them… but you can get a range of thermals that are meant to go under them – see here -It is important to note, that when surfing, kayaking or indeed partaking in any water-based activity, it is your body which provides you with warmth, and clothing of any sort merely provide additional installation rather than keeping you warm on its own… As we’ve already noted, this does not mean that a drysuit has little purpose, far from it, so what exactly can a drysuit provide you with?
Well, the clue is in the name readers. The best way to maintain warmth and body temperature when in cold water is to remain as dry as you possibly can, and as the title suggests, a dry suit is designed with this in mind. Formulated from flexible, tear proof materials, these outfits are the perfect addition to any surfers wardrobe particularly here in the United Kingdom where water temperatures are hardly anything to write home about. As anyone who has ever taken a dip in the North Sea for example will be able to attest, we really do live on an island surrounded by freezing waters and though it may not be Arctic in terms of temperature, picking up a drysuit in keeping yourself as warm as you possibly can as a result is no bad idea if you are wanting to stay alive if the worse should ever happen that is… The purpose of my dry suit was for sailing and also for diving in the rivers and lakes around the house here in Scotland… but alas the very idea of going in the North Sea in such a suit would indeed have made me think about the colour of the one I just bought. Upon reflection, bright colours might have been a better idea here.
So, though there is plenty more to discuss the topic or dry suits, where you can get them, how expensive they are and even the benefits of front zip and back zip suits and the differences between the two, heck remember your snap stick zip lubricant if you are considering a back zip… it might be a little unfair of us to steal your free time so heinously. After all, the general concept of the drysuit is certainly a complex one and it would take us a fair deal of your time to get through it all. Essentially, a drysuit can be a brilliant purchase.