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Suggestions on types of wetsuits for water ranging around 74-78 degrees.
-Full or Shorty, Sleeveless or sleeves
-Reputable online sites to purchase.
QR's UltraJohn is always a good choice and is reasonably priced. Nytro is also a good company to deal with. I actually live in New England but stopped into the store in San Diego some years ago. You might find it cheaper elsewhere though. Here's the link:
07-16-07, 11:41 AM
Do you need one when it's that warm? Remeber, USAT does not allow wet suits above a certain temp. which may be why you said up to 78 degrees, but is 74 that much colder? (I'm seriously asking that, not being smarmy or anything, I'm just a bad judge of temp).
Also, for what it's worth, I got a cheap wetsuit online (like 100 bucks) and it works great, I can move just fine in it, it's warm, etc. Personally, I'd rather go cheaper on the wetsuit and add more to my bike, but then again, I HATE the swim part (read: I SUCK AT the swim).
Wetsuits: Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USAT up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided, however that participants who wear wetsuits within such temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Above 84 degrees, wetsuits are prohibited.
07-16-07, 02:30 PM
A great entry level wetsuit...