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    Cheaper alternative to Fourth Element et al

    I’m after a summer undersuit for my neo drysuit, and to be honest, I begrudge paying out for the main brands when you can something like this:

    http://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/kayak...ak.html#SID=63

    For a tenth of the price...

    That said, I’d prefer a two piece... does any one know of anything similar to these, and this sort of price?

    Cheers

    Nick

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    Try these .. have used their one and two piece undersuits for years
    https://www.chillcheater.com/baselayers-and-undersuits

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    Thanks... will take a look

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    Have a look on thinsulate website and look through the classes of product they offer, there is one specifically for underwater use and has a product code to match.

    Then you can buy thinsulate items with that item code and know they will act in the same way as bespoke diving thermals. Its the direction of fibers which control wicking, the weave to retain volume when wet etc that make a difference.

    No im not on commission!

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    All being said though, the diving specific stuff is miles ahead of anything that "does just as well".

    I spent years diving FE Arctics and the O'Three PPBx are miles better, even wet.

    The Kwark navy stuff is great as well.

    The non diving stuff will do in warmer water but in winter you really want the real thing, especially if you get a flood.
    Rememeber anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Yeah - I have undersuits already that I used with my membrane suit... the lighter one will be perfect under the neo in winter, but just a bit too warm at the moment...


 

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