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    I am interested in this dry suit by Stohlquist that is on sale from Outdoor Play. My question is has anyone ever used this brand?? Looking for pros and cons as well as size and fit. Also has anyone done business with this company??

    http://www.outdoorplay.com/Stohlquist-Mens-Amp-Dry-Suit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve6902 View Post
    I am interested in this dry suit by Stohlquist that is on sale from Outdoor Play. My question is has anyone ever used this brand?? Looking for pros and cons as well as size and fit. Also has anyone done business with this company??

    http://www.outdoorplay.com/Stohlquist-Mens-Amp-Dry-Suit
    I have personally used this dry suit your looking at and 2 different kokotak dry suits and one from immersion research, after all these I have landed on the NRS sidewinder due to being the most paddle friendly and comfortable and the best gaskets on wrists neck and what not! I also think the fit of the stolquist was quite restricting but I am also 6'5 270 lbs, i also am a true paddler I do not peddle and cannot due to physical injuries so if your a paddler do yourself a favor and check out the NRS line of dry suits. As far as business with stolquist there customer service was stellar as I developed several leaks on the seams and they took care of it no questions asked.... Hope that helped

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    Vikingyaker, that's a start, Thanks. I am 6'3" at 275 so fit is always a concern. The XXL looked promising. And I peddle.

    Anyone else have a recommendation please chime in.
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    Also which is better, latex or neoprene gasket??
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    Does anyone see reasons why this won't work for kayaking? I purchased one from ebay and plan on using it but honestly I'm little worried
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aerostar-CWU...AAAOSw0vBUaldv
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anti-Exposur....c100005.m1851

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve6902 View Post
    Also which is better, latex or neoprene gasket??
    I prefer neoprene but that's a personal opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussellK View Post
    Does anyone see reasons why this won't work for kayaking? I purchased one from ebay and plan on using it but honestly I'm little worried
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aerostar-CWU...AAAOSw0vBUaldv
    or
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anti-Exposur....c100005.m1851
    If it's NOT water resistant/proof it could be an issue. The purpose of the dry suit is to keep you dry if you turtle your kayak in cold water. It protects you from hypothermia.
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    Neoprene cuffs and neck gaskets won't pinch or restrict as much as the latex ones, so neoprenes the way to go for kayak fisherman and other active fisherman. I love my suit, but it's not one you've mentioned so far. It's the kokatat hydrus 3L, it's got the relief zipper, and it's just a step down in breathability from the much more expensive Gore-Tex suits. It was the cheapest lifetime warrantied suit I could find from them that had all the options I wanted, and I got it on sale for $500 I think from outdoorplay actually. The guy over the phone was really helpful in regards to sizing and all that, as my feet are much larger than my average height(5'10) would suggest, so I was worried about fitment. A large is perfect for me, gives me plenty of room to move my arms and upper body around, which is important since I currently paddle.

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    It's the hydrus 3L supernova angler btw, a very long name. It's pricier than the swift entry since it's got the relief zipper (a must have). I do wish it had a pocket on the outside, but I just have to put more stuff in my pfd during the winter.

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    I was hoping to pick one up in the off-season (summer) for a good deal, but pricing has not fluctuated significantly. I agree with you Pat, spending the extra for lifetime warranty if you are able, is worth the peace of mind and the insurance.
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