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#726
dry suit hood
mattout142 - 3/04/2018 9:02 PM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 7

Recommendations for dry suit hood for cold water. I already have a 7mm. Looking for something for thicker..
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LatitudeAdjustment - 3/05/2018 5:49 AM
The only time I ever got seasick was wearing a 7 mil hood, I felt like I was being strangled :( Now I use a 3 mil hood with a beanie so it’s still 7 mil on the head but not around my neck :)
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LatitudeAdjustment - 3/09/2018 9:47 AM
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DerekR - 3/09/2018 10:25 AM
If you want to be truly comfortable, you can’t afford not to!
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John_giu - 4/11/2018 8:47 PM
Ray, Remeber the old adage, " It costs money to be cool"
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KarlKnows - 5/16/2018 2:25 PM
Make sure you get one without a bib, unless you have a warm neck collar you want to tuck it into.
I just ordered the 5/7mm.
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MDW - 11/01/2018 10:59 AM
I recommend 4th Element. Their hoods (and gloves) are very stretchy, which makes the 5 mil feel like most 3 mils and the 7 mil should be like a 5 mil. But they are still very warm. I would say maybe warmer than any other hood or glove I have had of the same thickness. I think this is due to the stretchyness as well, because I can get the right size without it feeling too tight and it conforms to the curves of my face well. Also the whole inside of the hood is skin seal material that helps limit water ingress and movement.