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dreamer 05-12-2010 8:14 PM

what do you wear under a drysuit
The water here is around 55' and the air is 65'. What do you guys wear under your drysuit?

sidekicknicholas 05-12-2010 8:17 PM

Usually just like shorts and a t-shirt.... anything else you can't move for **** ... and it sucks if you wear a sweatshirt or something (and its your only one) and you get a leak and its soaked.

wake_upppp 05-12-2010 8:30 PM

Boardshorts and my vest

HSE 05-12-2010 8:44 PM

It depends on the temp outside with me. In the winter I wear sweats, sweatshirt and stay toasty warm.

joesell 05-12-2010 8:51 PM

I dress however I would dress for the day. If the water is 55, I would wear sweats, no vest. The trapped air, and the sweat shirt will keep you floating.

If it's above 60, Shorts and a vest.

Don't worry, you'll figure it out after your first set.

wake_upppp 05-12-2010 10:22 PM

Trapped air can easily be forced out in a fall and a sweatshirt will not keep you afloat once its wet. Be smart. Always wear a vest while riding regardless of whatever else you have on.

gnarslayer 05-12-2010 10:44 PM

man you will always float in that drysuit no matter how much air gets pushed out and the is no way your hoodie will get wet enough to sink you..... ive smacked soooo hard so many times in my oneill boost drysuit and not one drop gets in..... a dry suit also is like a big cushon when u eat crap... i wear a hoodie and jeans when its real cold out... a drysuit is easily safer than a vest they should be coast guard approved. oneill is the way to go dont get anything else they are the best by far.

jeff_mn 05-13-2010 6:09 AM

I usually go naked and then share the drysuit with my bros later

antoddio 05-13-2010 6:23 AM

If you wear much more than shorts and a sweatshirt and vest you will soak yourself in sweat

gunz 05-13-2010 6:24 AM

The stupid is huge on this thread.

Wear a vest.

joesell 05-13-2010 7:01 AM

You guys are absolutly right. You should always wear a vest if your "drysuit" is more like a wetsuit. I don't get wet in mine at all. So really, my sweatshirt is a vest.

cjh1669 05-13-2010 7:24 AM

Depends on the dry suit. The neoprene ones I where shorts and a Tshirt, the loose ones I've worn jeans and a jacket or shorts and a tshirt, plus my vest.

bmartin 05-13-2010 7:40 AM

Stay away from cotton since it provides zero or negative insulation when wet. Even if you do not have leaks you will get 'wet' when you sweat and hit the cold water causing instant condensation. Poly type materials are where it is at ranging from rash guards/under armor type shirts to fleece depending on temp.

Relying on trapped air to float you puts you at risk of eliminating any future contributions to the gene pool.

lfrider92 05-13-2010 9:06 AM

i wear sweats and a long sleeve thermal shirt. and i stay very warm all winter long. i tried a hoodie one time, and was soaked in sweat when i came out i was so hot. i do always bring a change of clothes though, you never know if your gunna take a nasty fall and get soaked, or blow a seal out. its nice to know you have something warm you can change into worse case scenario.

joesell 05-13-2010 9:23 AM

It just occured to me that we're talking about different kinds of riding. I usually foil, or surf when it's cold. When foiling, it's almost imposible to strap in with a drysuit, warm clothes, and a vest. Besides, You can't get ejected from a foil, and they float. When surfing, I probably could wear a vest, but I can't even think of how you could get a seal spliting crash.

I do however always wear a vest while boarding.

nbigger 05-13-2010 9:42 AM

I rode last week in a pair of slacks and a polo shirt LOL. If the dry suit is the right size and the seals are good you should not get wet just make sure the seals are on your skin and there are no rolls in them. I have never worn a vest in a drysuit they float very well and you would need a very large hole in a seal to keep you from floating. But better safe than sorry I guess.

sdub 05-13-2010 10:10 AM

remember to pee BEFORE you put on the drysuit

05-13-2010 10:23 AM

sweat pants and a thermal top

bcrider 05-13-2010 10:55 AM

sweat pants, under armor type shirt or just a long sleeve T. Anything more up top and you'll be cooking by the end.

wade_lewark 05-13-2010 10:58 AM

depends on time of year... we just got our first dry suit this season, went out 1st of march and wore sweats and sweatshirt that day, after that, I just wore under armor top/bottom as I was sweating b4... went out last weekend, and did not need dry suit! Summer is here, yeah!

bradlayinlow 05-13-2010 11:01 AM

sweat pants and thermals seem to me like they would be the best

hatepain 05-13-2010 11:19 AM

Your mother's lip stick!

mattjj23 05-13-2010 5:49 PM

thermals. But wearing a drysuit sucks when you crash, there is no protection. I bruised myself up pretty good a couple weekends ago.

wake_upppp 05-13-2010 6:04 PM

"Relying on trapped air to float you puts you at risk of eliminating any future contributions to the gene pool." And in some cases thats a good thing! LOL

talltigeguy 05-13-2010 8:12 PM

Obviously the guys who say not to wear a vest in their drysuit have never had one on when it fills with water. A small hole can fill the drysuit with water in a hurry.

Wear a vest either under or over that thing!

Depends on how cold it is. Sweats when it is cold, thin T shirt when it is warmer. I once went on my lunch break in November on my birthday...wearing a shirt and tie with slacks from work.

mim3 05-14-2010 10:26 AM

I don't like riding with all the air in the suit. Jump in the water and vent the air out at the neck cuff. Your vest will fit better. Thermal undies work great.

bill_airjunky 05-14-2010 1:38 PM


Originally Posted by bmartin (Post 1584810)
Relying on trapped air to float you puts you at risk of eliminating any future contributions to the gene pool.

No kidding. We've pulled a guy up as he was heading down with a ripped drysuit. He landed on his back, popped the drysuit, and was sinking in a hurry. Don't believe that you won't sink, especially knocked silly.
I just wear Levis & a sweatshirt. No problems. 60 degree water temps now & have ditched the drysuit for the year.

05-14-2010 4:29 PM

Bikini:D Seriously, on Cinco de Mayo the water was only 63 but the air temp was upper 70's. Too cold for a wet bikini in the boat but a dry one worked great. Worked on my tan and my surface 3's!

Normally in the winter, thermals and sweats...and I always wear a vest under...just makes me feel better.

bill_sloan 05-15-2010 6:00 AM

IF it's 55, it's time for the spring suit.

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