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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:29 pm 
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Recently purchased Hobie Tandem Island for use in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. Would like to use off-season when water temperature is in the 60s and air temperature ranges between 50-70°F. Curious what people recommend. Do I use a full body kayak dry suit, or more traditional wetsuit.? Have to have feet covering starting the boat off from the beach in colder water, but need flexibility on the top layers if it gets warmer during the Day. Also, not sure what gives the most flexibility when peddling the Mirage Drive. How should I approach using the TI in colder water combining comfort and protection, but not freezing air temperatures in the north of the sea of Cortez.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:54 am 
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I have been kayaking for over 50 years in total and the best thing I have found is dry trousers with a neoprene stomach/chest section. Mine just expired on me and I have this morning ordered these:
https://www.nookie.co.uk/product/pro-bi ... ble-waist/

Hoping they are as good as my last set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT3WxyRUvL4

Julian


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:32 pm 
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Thanks Julian. Do the fabric socks provide adequate waterproofing when stepping in cold water? Can’t tell from the video. Do I add additional foot protection or special waterproof shoe on top of this? Want to keep warm and dry from colder water in the 60s but have to be durable enough to be able to pedal the Mirage Drive.Also, since the Nookie line is in England, I am presuming they ship to the US? Thanks for your help.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:33 am 
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Sorry for delay. Socks completely waterproof as is the rest. Wear socks of any thickness underneath and put shoes/sandals on outside to protect socks.

Nookies not sure. But others must make similar?


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