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nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
layers under a drysuit? on 01/22/2012 18:13:31 MST Print View

Hi, wondering what people wear under a drysuit for different temps? Just looking at drysuit layering systems, incl. hands, feet & head. More for whitewater paddling then packrafting...

Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
Drysuit on 01/22/2012 19:02:18 MST Print View


Edited by tothetrail on 01/31/2012 11:18:56 MST.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: drysuit layering on 01/22/2012 19:50:37 MST Print View

Here's an idea of what I'd wear under my Kokatat while packrafting class III in temps around 40 F. Assume no precip or excessive wind.

Powerstretch tights
Light softshell pants
2x light base layer LS shirts
Fleece vest
Fleece hat (under helmet)

Kayakers (or folks with the new Alpacka decks) might need less on the legs as their boats are 100% dry unless they swim.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
layers under a drysuit? on 01/22/2012 20:31:26 MST Print View

thanks Dave - just the kind of info I was looking for. Sounds like my Cap1&2 baselayers, R1 top and bottom and R2 vest will be ideal.
Anyone used palmless neoprene mitts, MEC had them and they looked like a nice compromise between warmth and dexterity...