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post #6 of Old 12-01-2010
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Yes, but they're really not well suited to use as normal foul weather gear.

For one, they can't be ventilated or adjusted for temperature as easily as traditional foul weather gear. Second, they're harder to get in and out of than regular foul weather gear. Third, few of the drysuits have hoods.

They're great when working wet conditions in cold weather, or when sailing on cold waters and immersion is a risk, but they lose a lot of points IMHO due to making some things much more complicated.

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