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    Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    I have a 3/2 wetsuit but wondering if I should get other stuff when temps drop more. I typically wipe out a few times each time out.

    What gear do you prefer when the water / air temps are ____?

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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    To kayak we use drysuits and layers to suit how cold it is. To wakeboard in winter we use wet suits, wet suits are hell until they get wet and warm up

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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    A boiler maker. Open a beer and gulp down a third of it. Then pour in about 6 ounces of vodka. Slam two or three of those and fire up a monkey finger, you'll be warm all day!
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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    Down to 45 F water and air I use a 3/2 farmer john with 1.5mm gloves, 2mm neoprene socks, and 3mm dive boots. I'll be going with 4mm or 5mm socks this winter. My feet seem to always freeze. Although I don't use one (yet) a lot of people swear by a helmet. You can also reroute the pisser to the footwell area and if you're really ambitious also to the handgrips. I'm on a standup almost all of time so I'm guaranteed to be wet.
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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    For sure a helmet and a head sock, all u dear gear needs to be wool, wet cotton will kill ya, atleast in the wilderness, guess most skis are relatively close to people

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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    5:4 suit, 5mm boots, 3mm gloves, 3mm hood.
    I'm very comfortable on a standup to 50f water/air.
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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    Been using a farmer John. Plus I have a 3 mm jacket, 2 mm socks & Columbia water shoes. Next level is a StayDry drysuit, usually with Levis & a sweatshirt underneath.
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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    Benflynn will tell you what every whitewater kayaker knows, the blood is warmed by your core/torso but you lose more body warmth from the conduction of heat by cold water on your wet head and neck due to the number of blood vessels which serve your brain and, correspondingly, the amount of blood sent through your neck, to your head, and back to your heart. So, a neoprene neck with hood and helmet is key.
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    Re: Your preferred cool / cold weather riding gear

    True, and less than u would think through ur hands, drysuit must be gortex or nrs triton or similar breathable material, so ur only really sweaty, instead of soaked with sweat

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