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Boat coats

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by WetInPortland, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. WetInPortland

    WetInPortland Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico
    Mostly diving the Caribbean, water temps in the 80's, air temps can dip to the low 70's in the winter. Combine that with some wind, spray, and overcast, and it's a little chilly during the SI and return to port.

    I'm an avid thrift store hunter - any suggestion for qualities to look for in something that would make a good boat coat?
  2. Texasguy

    Texasguy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
  3. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Long Island NY
  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    Synthetic material/fleece (esp lining). Water and wind resistant. Quick dry. Pockets and I prefer hood.
    TGIF likes this.
  5. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boise, ID.
    Zip front hoodie + plastic rain parka. Keep you warm and dry but not in fashion.
    FreeFlyFreak likes this.
  6. Scraps

    Scraps ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida
    For your situation, which is like mine, lightweight and compact are essential features. I use a synthetic shell from Outdoor Research (I have an older model than this link but it's the same idea) that folds into itself to form a package about as big as a sandwich and weights less than 7 ounces. I bought it for backpacking--space and weight were primary considerations. I always tuck it in my dive bag along with the first aid kit, and it provides plenty of warmth and wind/rain protection for the situations you describe.

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