Seaskin Nova drysuit review

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vinsanity

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After a massive battle with FedEx, I finally got my suit!
It fits really well with the 150gm. I haven’t tried it with the 250gm yet. I still need to try it with my hood and perhaps cut off the bib. Tomorrow I’ll put my pull over gloves on my Rolock 90.

I can’t wait to try it next week!

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What was your battle? If it's still on schedule, mine will ship next week. Feel like I've waited forever and definitely not excited about a battle delaying it.
 

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What was your battle? If it's still on schedule, mine will ship next week. Feel like I've waited forever and definitely not excited about a battle delaying it.

My problems were with the local FedEx people. They told me they couldn’t deliver the package and I had to pick it up at the airport. So I took time off work, drove 45 min, got to the airport just to be told that my parcel was not there but on a delivery truck.
It was not catastrophic, just extremely frustrated, especially since logistics, shipping, and warehousing is what I do in the military. It all worked out in the end, it just didn’t need to be that complicated.
 

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The fit is great! Way better than my Canadian made whites dry suit.
Pic is with only a wicking layer.
Baptism is schedule for Thursday :)

I also have to point out that installing the Rolock 90 glove system was very simple. It took me about 15 min completed. Donning and Doffing is also way easier than my pull over gloves. Love it!
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Keep it local and buy American!
When the options are something manufactured on cheap 3rd world labor vs buying locally, I try and buy local often as is feasible. It's easier to say than do.

But when we are talking about something manufactured in a country with stronger labor laws than the US and stronger currency resulting in more expensive labor, if the product is still cheaper, that's American businesses not being competitive, and that's not my problem to solve.
 

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When the options are something manufactured on cheap 3rd world labor vs buying locally, I try and buy local often as is feasible. It's easier to say than do.

But when we are talking about something manufactured in a country with stronger labor laws than the US and stronger currency resulting in more expensive labor, if the product is still cheaper, that's American businesses not being competitive, and that's not my problem to solve.
Damn.
 
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