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Watersports Clothing Drysuits White-Water Intergalactic Dry Suit Sweet
Intergalactic Dry Suit

The Sweet Intergalactic is a gore tex drysuit that's ideal for white water kayaking. This high specification kayaking drysuit is made of the highest grade of Gore Tex Pro which also features the ocean technolog...

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits Sea-Kayaking Bora Women's Suit Palm
Bora Women's Suit

The Palm Bora Women's Suit is a top specification drysuit for sea kayaking. This drysuit is designed for the female form and features the best materials and design features. The Bora suit gives some of the best...

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits Sea-Kayaking Bora Suit Palm
Bora Suit

The Palm Bora suit is ideal for gaining the best levels of protection. This sea kayaking drysuit is packed with lots of great features which make it one of the best options out there. The Bora drysuit is easily...

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits White-Water Whitewater One Piece Peak UK
Whitewater One Piece

Peak UK drysuit designed for whitewater use. Using Peak UK's patented leg entry system, which maximises freedom of movement across the shoulders.

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits Sea-Kayaking Adventure One Piece Peak UK
Adventure One Piece

The Peak UK Adventure One Piece is a versatile piece of kayaking kit that is equally at home sea kayaking or open canoeing. Primarily designed as a drysuit for sea kayaking this is going to keep you warm and co...

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits Sea-Kayaking Explorer One Piece Peak UK
Explorer One Piece

The Peak UK Explorer One Piece is a surface immersion drysuit mainly for sea kayaking, but suitable for the person who wants to do a bit of everything. Using Peak UK’s unique patent pending leg entry system tha...

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Professional Swift-Water-Rescue Clothing Drysuits Deluxe One Piece Peak UK
Deluxe One Piece

The Peak UK Deluxe One Piece is a whitewater kayaking drysuit that's designed the perform in the toughest environments. This kayaking drysuit features a rear access zip that runs across the back of the shoulder...

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits Sit-On-Top-Kayaking Max B F/E with Con Zip Typhoon
Max B F/E with Con Zip

The Typhoon Max B is a great option for a kayak fishing drysuit. It features a tough and durable 4 layer fabric construction and is also fitted with a relief zip for those moments where you can’t wait any longe...

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Professional Swift-Water-Rescue Clothing Drysuits Multisport Hinge (inc Con Zip) Typhoon
Multisport Hinge (inc Con Zip)

The Typhoon Multisport hinge is a kayaking drysuit that features a tough and durable 4 layer fabric construction. This whitewater kayaking drysuit incorporates a rear access zip. The plastic aquaseal zip is loc...

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits White-Water Atom Suit Palm
Atom Suit

Waterproof drysuit ideal for all disciplines of paddlesport, back and developed with professional paddlers.

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits White-Water Atom Women's Suit Palm
Atom Women's Suit

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Watersports Clothing Drysuits White-Water Cascade Palm
Cascade

Drysuits

Drysuits or technically Surface Immersion Suits / Surface Drysuits, are the very best option to keep you dry and warm when paddling. For cold weather trips in the frozen north, and chilly winters everywhere else, a good drysuit is the way to go for advanced paddlers on salt or fresh water.

For white water, a drysuit with full latex seals is usually the best bet, although there are some available with double Neoprene gaskest on the neck. This means both neck and wrists and should keep out virtually all water.

Suits with neoprene or adjustable necks are more suitable for sea kayaking, touring and recreational use. Although this means the suit is not technically 'dry', latex can be quite uncomfortable and irritating so for extended periods of time on the water and  neoprene is far nicer. Also the chances of having lots of water pressure on a neck seal when touring, even in the event of a swim, is unlikely. Sea Kayaking suits will also have a hood, which can make windy rainy day a lot more pleasant.

There are a number of entry methods, such as rear/back, leg, over the shoulder, and hinge sytems, all with pro's and con's:

Rear/back Entry - the original standard for drysuits, a well designed and fitted rear entry zip can be comfortable, and easy to check if it's closed. On the downside, if it doesn't fit correctly, the zip can restrict movement and feel uncomfortable. bulky zips can also mean its hard to pull on a vest style buoyancy aid. If you have a rare zip failure, then the suit is pretty much unusable. Many people need help to do the zip up.

Leg Entry - There's no restriction to paddling movement with leg zips, and these styles can also make it easy for ladies to use the toilet without having to undress and remove BA's. Any zip failure will leave you with a function cag section, so you should be able to complete your trip. These are also easy to do up yourself.  Con's for this method - some can find the zip awkward between their legs, and the long 'body tube' that you have to pull over the head can feel claustrophobic. for those wearing higher boots, some can find the zip ends in an uncomfortable position.

Shoulder/Front Entry - This method is generally easy to put on and off yourself, and like a rear entry can be comfortable when in the right position for the wearer. However, depending on the zips used and the position on the paddler, they can still get in the way, restricting movement at the shoulder, or causing pressure at the hip/waist. As they come across the body under a BA, they can create pressure if you have the BA tight.

Hinge Entry - This system uses a zip that runs around the chest area, on the inner body tube under the outer spraydeck cover,  leaving a couple of centimeters of fabric. When in the right position, these are comfortable, with no restriction of movement, either for paddling or swimming/walking, and it's usually easy for most people to zip themselves in. Zip failures leave you with with a functioning cag and trousers. Downsides can be the zip can press if the BA is tight, but the zip should be positioned out of the way.

These methods can be available with one or both of the two zip types - plastic or brass. Brass Zips are considered harder wearing, but is much stiffer than the plastic TiZips. Generally Leg Entry and Hinge Entry will use plastic zips as there is more bending  and flexiblity required, whereas Rea and Shoulder/Front Entry suit can use either, with brass found on the suits designed for harder wearing expedition or intructor suits.

And don't forget your zip oil and seal treatments from Stormsure, in our Equipment Service and Repair section - used regularly as preventative maintainance, these treatments can help prevent any zip failures and keep the suits in tip top condition.

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Patagonia Sample Sale - 12th October 2017

Patagonia will have a stand of their samples for people to buy at silly cheap prices - £100 for Gore-Tex waterproof jackets has been hinted at - on Thursday afternoon and evening 12th October 2017. The stand will be inside Up and Under in Cardiff.
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February Staff Newsletter

February was a busy month in the shop. As well as a number of reps coming to see us, and a number of visits to make, we also attended the Run, Walk, Crawl Brecon to Cardiff Ultra, and hosted a climbing shoe demo with Tenaya at local bouldering wall Spot Climbing. We still managed to get out, and members of Team Up and Under could be found in many parts of the UK; including in the Brecon Beacons, the Lakes, South Downs, Scotland, as well as further afield in Chamonix and George L still in Thailand.
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January Staff Newsletter

January saw us starting to get into the swing of things again. A little snow saw many of the team in the Beacons, as well as further afield with trips to the Peak District, Cheddar Gorge and Pembrokeshire all squeezed in. New Years day allowed few of us to get out (even if the weather wasn't great in South Wales) but a number were in still Snowdonia and elsewhere where it was a little nicer.
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