Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Long Island NY
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I agree with everything that SD said in the previous post, but would like to add a detail --
I have been using a Henri Lloyd suit for the last 6 years and it is fantastic.
The fabric was called TP2000 (it may have evolved into a newer product) and the trousers are salopettes -- this model has a top like a wet suit that goes over the shoulders. It is much more comfortable than bib-with-suspenders, which end up binding on your shoulders. If you can find this style of trousers you should go for it.
You should also count on buying your foul weather gear in a bricks-and-mortar store (not online). I went to the store looking for a different brand that got good ratings in a sailing magazine, but they didn't fit me well, whereas the HL did. It is important that they fit comfortably allowing for a heavy layer underneath.
I sat in the cockpit one whole night waiting for wind during a pouring rain and remained warm and dry, wearing my HL's.
Fluctuat nec mergitur
Last edited by pegasus1457; 01-02-2008 at 07:37 PM.
Reason: corrected fabric name