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Drysuits are used in cold to very cold (even polar) conditions.   They are constructed from a waterproof material and have latex rubbers seals around the wrists, neck and ankles.  Some have an integrated sealed booties for the feet.

Drysuits have the following advantages over wetsuits:
  • Loose fit, more like normal clothing
  • Staying dry inside can Increase comfort 
  • Warmth can be adjusted by wearing different undergarments
  • Substantially better protection against cold water
A general rule of thumb is if you are shivering in your wetsuit, consider using a drysuit.

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