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Old 02-12-2007
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Best Offshore Foulies?

I'm soliciting opinions as I line up my first blue-water delivery crewing opportunities here. I'm thinking my Goretex rain suit I use bicycling will not cut it in the Atlantic in April.

I have had some success with Henri Lloyd bib overalls and like the Helly Hansen gear, but I had heard very good things about Jeantex, a German company that more than one vendor has suggested is better than some other companies, where the quality is not what it once was.

I'm a big, gorilla-shaped bugger, especially in the neck, chest and shoulders, so fit is important. I anticipate the usual layers beneath the foulies.

Cost is not an issue if the value is there, as I realize I'll own these foulies for years and in all weathers. If I'm doing tricks at the helm with water coming down the deck, I need to stay warm and as dry as possible.

I prefer a separate harness/PFD rather than integral. I already have a decent pair of Gill sea boots, but welcome suggestions as to gloves.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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