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Wetsuit thickness for Sydney winter

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Created by Alysum A week ago, 14 May 2018
Alysum
NSW, 263 posts
14 May 2018 2:48PM
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I have a Mystic star 3/2 which I use in spring/autumn.

However I get too cold in it in Winter and usually put another 2mm top on top but it's not great.

Looking at getting a better Mystic such as the Majestic, just wondering whether 4/3 would be enough (considering the higher quality) or should I go 5/3 (not too restrictive?) ? I tend to get quite cold with my thin physique.

Thanks !

CJ2478
NSW, 245 posts
Tuesday , 15 May 2018 8:16AM
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I have a 4/3 Ion wetsuit that I use all winter on the central coast which is a comparable climate. This last weekend which I consider pretty cold I was warm in it. I bought a wetsuit hood (the kind that connects under the chest zip flap) which kept me insanely warm and probably wouldnt get used on anything but the coldest days. For $50 or whatever it was i think its great value. I used to only ride in a Xcel infiniti 3/2 which was comparable to the ion. It was a much higher quality wetsuit though with sealed seams and sealed at wrists and ankles.

Alysum
NSW, 263 posts
Tuesday , 15 May 2018 9:25PM
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Thanks It was pretty cold last weekend which is what prompted me to think about getting a thicker suit...

I guess a quality 4/3 will do even though the extra 5 would be nice?!

Trant
NSW, 589 posts
Friday , 18 May 2018 1:01PM
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I have a thermal rashie which I used under my wetsuit on the colder days, it does help.
Maybe go the 4/3 and then put the rashie underneath when it's super cold?

TheSquirrel
9 posts
Saturday , 19 May 2018 4:14PM
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5/4 for Sydney winter

TheSquirrel
9 posts
Saturday , 19 May 2018 4:16PM
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Colder than that get a Drysuit.. kite in all conditions, all day..

nnnbrewery
NSW, 34 posts
Monday , 21 May 2018 6:02PM
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TheSquirrel is taking the piss because... where the hell are you lot from?

Sydney in winter is 3/2 steamer conditions.

If you are cold... your steamer is of low quality or old and has had its day.

I have a 5/4.... for winter in Ireland.



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