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    Posted: 13 Sep 10 at 8:51pm
Not wanting to hijak the what to wear on a hiking single hander thread (Brrr....Winter Clothing)

I'm looking at buying a proper winter wetsuit as I'm sick of being really cold! Currently sail an international 14 but also sail 600's and the such like.

Was looking at the neil pryde 5000 Race 5/3 Semi Dry Steamer. Has anyone got this suit or used it and knows how good it is? Or can anyone reccomend a better alternative?

Budget max of 200.

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What about this http://shop.pinbax.com/index.asp?selection=detailed&uid=35519&itemtitle=Mens%20Hurakan%20Steamer%205%203mm or indeed this http://shop.pinbax.com/index.asp?selection=detailed&uid=35912&itemtitle=Profile%205mm%20Blindstitched%20Steamer

Might not be what you want but thought I'd suggest :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neptune Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 10 at 9:05pm
I got that suit last winter - Its brilliant - really warm, amazingly flexible (very similar in feel to my old 2/3mm).  It was the first winter i've been through where i didn't really get bothered by the cold and that included a first winter in a 600 so there were unfortunately too many capsizes.

I got mine from Purple marine  - but as with any wet suit it all comes down to the fit so your best to try whatever you choice on first or unless you are really lucky you'll waste money
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If you want a warm winter suit, get a 'west'. They are technically surfing suits but with a winter west I can guarentee you will not get cold. I have this one with the front zip;
 
 
Its close to your 200 budget if you get it online. But you will stay almost dry unless in the water for a long time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neptune Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 10 at 8:38am
Sorry i forgot to say i got the Neil Pryde suit.  As before though make sure you try it on for size - more important that any tech feature

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I guess one of these is a bit out of your price range? Currently retailing here for a mere 699... bloody ridiculous!
 
 
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Give it a week and Jimbo will have one!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Smight at BBSC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 10 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by alstorer

I guess one of these is a bit out of your price range? Currently retailing here for a mere 699... bloody ridiculous!
 
 


If I was sailing in antartica then I would look into it...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Smight at BBSC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 10 at 7:31pm
I think I'm going to go all out a Neil Pryde it up. Thanks for your advice guys 
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