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    Under suit for winter is this enough

    Hi during the summer/autumn months I have been using a Kwark Navy all in one undersuit, under a trilam drysuit for diving in the UK (lakes mostly) and have not felt cold after a 40 mins. Ive never dived during the winter and would like to ask if anyone else with a Kwark undersuit, if they need to layer up in the winter ?? Do you think I should add extra layers and long jhons ? Any advice

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    Who's the supplier of Kwark undersuits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Who's the supplier of Kwark undersuits?
    Im not sure, I got mine online last year

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    It will be completely personal.

    Some will find Kwarks warm enough all year, others will not.

    The only way to find out is to try it.

    Remember, if you add extra layers, you may need to add some extra weight but for light layers like you mention, it may not be needed. Remember through, if you add layers under a tight fitting undersuit, you may not be trapping air as intended and you may be colder not warmer.
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    It will be completely personal.

    Some will find Kwarks warm enough all year, others will not.

    The only way to find out is to try it.

    Remember, if you add extra layers, you may need to add some extra weight but for light layers like you mention, it may not be needed. Remember through, if you add layers under a tight fitting undersuit, you may not be trapping air as intended and you may be colder not warmer.
    Yeah good call did not think of that, I will put the layers over the undersuit. Also im waiting for a new drysuit to arrive with Kubi gloves, anyone know what sort of inner gloves I should be wearing in these cold conditions ? Ive never used Kubi before so its all new to me. Im asking here cause I dont want to be in for a cold shock if I go in under prepared.

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    Re Kubi’s. The blue things that come with them are ok in summer / Autumn. When it’s colder I’ve got some Rab polar tec gloves that are quite thin and close fitting from go outdoors. If it’s really cold then I bought some santi branded fleece gloves which are fine. Think they were pretty cheap from underwater explorers £7 or so. Again personal preference. If you go to thicker gloves you may find the original black outer gloves a bit skinny. Go up a size , or for me I use the white outer glove which for the same size are a little bit bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanny View Post
    Re Kubiís. The blue things that come with them are ok in summer / Autumn. When itís colder Iíve got some Rab polar tec gloves that are quite thin and close fitting from go outdoors. If itís really cold then I bought some santi branded fleece gloves which are fine. Think they were pretty cheap from underwater explorers £7 or so. Again personal preference. If you go to thicker gloves you may find the original black outer gloves a bit skinny. Go up a size , or for me I use the white outer glove which for the same size are a little bit bigger.
    Thanks mate I will check them out

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    Kubi undergloves: I use the Fourth Element Glove Liners which are thin neoprene and work when you cut the dry glove. When cold I put on a pair of wrist warmers - gloves without fingers. If it’s really cold I use a thicker dry glove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    Who's the supplier of Kwark undersuits?
    John at ShawTek or speak to me directly.

    I use mine all year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James 1976 View Post
    Do you think I should add extra layers and long jhons ? Any advice

    Thanks
    Advice;
    Go diving and see if you get cold.


 
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