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So Im reading old post and the safety threads and I think I decided to get a wetsuit instead of dry or semi dry suit. Seems safer but less comfortable.  Then theres the pfd at first I was considering an inflatable but after going through some old discussions I think Ill go with the regular ones with minimal pockets in front mesh back.   Im curious how many of you wear the inflatable.  By the way the cold water immersion video is a must watch.  Any insight would be welcome, thanks
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Most people started out with a wetsuit because they are cheaper than dry suits and when gearing up for your first time there is a lot of stuff to buy.  People that go often and want more comfort and have the money to spend will naturally switch to a dry suit, or dry something (lots of combos these days).  However if it's a question of safety, i'm putting on the wetsuit and dry top/splash guard, polarfleece and PFD.  It's pretty hard to sink in a wetsuit, and no question that a 5mil keeps me warm while in the water.  So what i'm trying to say is, buy both I guess  :smt044


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I wear an inflatable with a farmer John 6.5 mm wetsuit.

You'll get use to the wetsuit. If you never wear a dry suit you'll never know what you're missing. It's more of a luxury item than a nessecity.

But I dive from my yak at least 90 percent of the time.

I would go with a standard PFD as opposed to an inflatable if I were you.

My inflatable also has no pockets for a radio, assesories etc.
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Up here in Oregon I wear an Excel revolt 4mm surfers wetsuit and as a stocky futher mucker at 5'10 and 235 I'm plenty comfortable even at 6 hrs on the water. The waters a little colder up here. Just remember if you gotta tinkle you either gotta land and half undress or go and sit in it :smt044
I have honestly not had to peepee in my big boy suit...yet.. but have checked the car door jam for a leak a few times right after landing... in a hurry.  :smt002


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I wear a 5/6 with titanium liner and a relief zipper.

It's fine for up to about 4 or 5 hours OTW. When I do 8 hours plus
& while trolling, it can get uncomfortable. I often dive for Abs then hook and line for fish. I use a kayak fishing PFD.
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Up here in Oregon I wear an Excel revolt 4mm surfers wetsuit and as a stocky futher mucker at 5'10 and 235 I'm plenty comfortable even at 6 hrs on the water. The waters a little colder up here. Just remember if you gotta tinkle you either gotta land and half undress or go and sit in it :smt044
I have honestly not had to peepee in my big boy suit...yet.. but have checked the car door jam for a leak a few times right after landing... in a hurry.  :smt002

Let me add, I don't go in the water unless it's unplanned..... and usually it's the spin cycle at the end of the day OTW....... but I need to check the washing machine because it seams like my spin cycle don't get the excess water out! It ads it!!  :smt044


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Up here in Oregon I wear an Excel revolt 4mm surfers wetsuit and as a stocky futher mucker at 5'10 and 235 I'm plenty comfortable even at 6 hrs on the water. The waters a little colder up here. Just remember if you gotta tinkle you either gotta land and half undress or go and sit in it :smt044
I have honestly not had to peepee in my big boy suit...yet.. but have checked the car door jam for a leak a few times right after landing... in a hurry.  :smt002

I just pull my farmer johns down to my waist, lay flat on my back, whip it out and let the Belagio fountain fly over the side.

Easy peasey warm lemon juice squeezey  :smt005
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You can sew in a relief zipper.


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You can sew in a relief zipper.

It's a must have, or at least it makes things so much more easy and comfortable on a long day,

I've done 2 myself and then paid $75 for a professional job on a 3rd suit, I liked mine better but there you have it.


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Thanks for all the advice, especially the detailed instructions on how to perform the Bellagio del martillo . I didn't know that  you could sew in a zipper,  but for me it would be kind of awkward have a zipper on my knee
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Up here in Oregon I wear an Excel revolt 4mm surfers wetsuit and as a stocky futher mucker at 5'10 and 235 I'm plenty comfortable even at 6 hrs on the water. The waters a little colder up here. Just remember if you gotta tinkle you either gotta land and half undress or go and sit in it :smt044
I have honestly not had to peepee in my big boy suit...yet.. but have checked the car door jam for a leak a few times right after landing... in a hurry.  :smt002

I just pull my farmer johns down to my waist, lay flat on my back, whip it out and let the Belagio fountain fly over the side.

Easy peasey warm lemon juice squeezey  :smt005
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I just grabbed an NRS 2.0 farmer john on Amazon for $70. It's a lot thinner than most wear I think, but it's very flexible and comfortable. I believe it's sufficient for fishing wear I fish.

When I launched at bodega last week it was 34 degrees, I had the wetsuit, NRS booties, NRS pants and jacket with a thermal top on under the jacket. Eventually got hot and had to lose the paddling pants and thermal, definitely nice to have the wetsuit, and it'll be perfect for summer I think, should keep me warm enough should I have an off yak excursion as well.
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I just grabbed an NRS 2.0 farmer john on Amazon for $70. It's a lot thinner than most wear I think, but it's very flexible and comfortable. I believe it's sufficient for fishing wear I fish.

When I launched at bodega last week it was 34 degrees, I had the wetsuit, NRS booties, NRS pants and jacket with a thermal top on under the jacket. Eventually got hot and had to lose the paddling pants and thermal, definitely nice to have the wetsuit, and it'll be perfect for summer I think, should keep me warm enough should I have an off yak excursion as well.


$55 + 10% off if you sign up (http://www.outdoorplay.com/NRS-2-Farmer-John-Neoprene-Kayak-Wetsuit).

I have this, front zipper, easy access.  I wear a waterproof jacket on the outside as well as waterproof pants.  Good for winter, easy for warmer weather.  I burnt out if it's too hot.

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My favorites the NRS FJ as well, since it has a relief zipper. 


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I just grabbed an NRS 2.0 farmer john on Amazon for $70. It's a lot thinner than most wear I think, but it's very flexible and comfortable. I believe it's sufficient for fishing wear I fish.

When I launched at bodega last week it was 34 degrees, I had the wetsuit, NRS booties, NRS pants and jacket with a thermal top on under the jacket. Eventually got hot and had to lose the paddling pants and thermal, definitely nice to have the wetsuit, and it'll be perfect for summer I think, should keep me warm enough should I have an off yak excursion as well.



interesting i would have thought that it would be too cold for just the 2.0  ,  where do you usually fish?   i think untill i get comfortable ill stick to napa river and slowly work my way to the ocean.

is that size chart on the outdoor play site pretty accurate?
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