What type of options are available with drysuits and what are the pros and cons of each?
There are a number of other items to consider when purchasing a drysuit beyond the material of the suit itself. Boots: Most drysuits today come with attached boots. This avoids the problem of additional seals at the ankles which also make your feet colder and another place to leak. Some suits have latex or other sock-like boots. With these drysuits, you wear wetsuit boots over for abrasion protection and additional thermal protection. Pros are you can generally wear the same size fins, if your boots wear out, wetsuit boots are much cheaper and easy to replace. Cons are they can be less warm than attached boots worn with thermal undergarments. Wrist and neck seals: Seals primarily are either latex or neoprene. Latex is more flexible, is easy to don, but requires more care. Latex seals are less durable and need to be replaced at least every 2 years. However, latex seals are easy to repair and relatively easy to replace. Neoprene seals are more rugged, but most people find them harder to
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