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Recommends on dry suit under garments

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by Kevin Floyd, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Kevin Floyd

    Kevin Floyd DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Houston
    I’m taking my dry suit class this month. Open water will be in fresh water with a water temp around 55* F, the shop has a fleet of brand new rental dry suits but I wil need my own under garments. I have a set of Under armor thermal leggings and a thermal long sleeve I use over my cycling gear when on rides I know I will need to shed layers later in the ride.
    They are wicking and fast drying. I’m trying to not buy anything that is dive specific until I see who much diveing I will do in a dry suit.
  2. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
    55F is 13C, for me that's cold.

    With what you already have though and without going mental buying new stuff, perhaps a pair of fleece tracksuit trousers and sweatshirt over the UA layer will work for you.

    It will be a matter of trial and error as only you know how cold you feel.
  3. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

    Go to the hunting section of Walmart and buy a pair of their fleece long John pants. It is what I use when the water temp is above 10c. I use a fleece pullover top and under armor type base layers underneath on top and bottom. Oh, and thick wool or fleece socks.


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