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Old 07-16-07, 10:42 AM   #1
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Wetsuit Question

Suggestions on types of wetsuits for water ranging around 74-78 degrees.
-Full or Shorty, Sleeveless or sleeves
-Mil size
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-Reputable online sites to purchase.

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Old 07-16-07, 11:38 AM   #2
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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:
http://www.nytro.com/QROO_Wetsuits_s/346.htm
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Old 07-16-07, 11:41 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-16-07, 01:58 PM   #4
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thanks for the info
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Old 07-16-07, 02:30 PM   #5
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A great entry level wetsuit...

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/sh...sp?itemid=3528
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