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Be careful about following recommendations. What is adequate for specific conditions varies greatly from person to person. Test it. Also be careful about recommendations concerning wetsuit thicknesses for specific conditions. There is a huge difference in the protection provided by specific neoprene thickness depending on the quality/expense of specific wetsuits - more expensive usually means better seam seals which helps determine rate of leakage and water flow through a wet suit. Good fit makes a tremendous difference. A loose wetsuit will provide nowhere near the water flow reduction that a snug fit does. Wetsuit seams wear out over time. Don't assume you still have the same amount of in-water protection from the cold as when your wetsuit was new. Test it.

Cold Water

"In Between" Temperatures

Warm Weather



  • Highly recommended for your eye protection
    • Get with both UVA and UVB blocking
    • Wider angle coverage is better - ie wrap around
    • Polarization?
      • Can depend on specific types of glare and water (river, lake, sea) whether it helps or hinders depth perception - become familiar and have alternate options for when you do and do not want polarized lenses.
  • On Water Considerations
    • Use Croakie or some strap to prevent loss
    • Fogging - may be a bigger problem in cold weather
      • Some glasses are advertised as having designs that reduce this - seems to help with some of them
      • Use same methods that divers use with masks - saliva, soap, or commercial anti-fog solution such as Op-Drops.
    • Droplets - keep front of lenses clear of puddles with something like RainX for plastic - works on GoPros too. Reapply regularly.

Apres Ski

Changing Mat

  • Ho Stevie - just to give you an idea - you probably can come up with something laying around at home for a changing mat/bag without having to spend more money on this. But having something in your car is worthwhile to take care of your wetsuit, etc. when you are ready to get dry/warm and go home.


Review of weatherproof changing robes (UK oriented)

paddle_clothing.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/08 17:10 by preavley