Last sunday I tried the pred on the water for half a day in mild conditions (mid-50’s f) on Lake Washington in Seattle.
I was concerned that I might overheat going in to it, the lake was still warmer than the air temperature.
I slipped on the inner dry core only and set up my kite and flying lines.
Felt kind of rapper as it was very baggy, but it kept me cool while I pumped up a big kite.
I slipped into the outerlayer and harness’d up to launch.
Some dude asked me about then,“Did you just change out of a drysuit and into a wetsuit?”
I had one other guy come up to me between sessions and ask if I was wearing a drysuit, and how thick was it too.
Be ready for questions like this if you get a Predator, its not like anything else out there right now.
I had some sweet sessions during these little micro system pushes that would squeeze through the lake,
I did not notice the suit at all, no sweating or chill, and felt zero constrictions on mobility.
This built in hoodie is super sweet too you guys, this suit is the whole pkg this time!
And OMG!!! The new fabric for the dry core is amazing!
How did you guys do this!!!?
Not only was I dry inside afterwards, but most of the outside surface of the inner core seemed dry too,
and it was sitting right underneath a wet layer of .5mm neoprene!
The predator is like a machine, a machine made out of textiles.
I am really impressed with the Predators design ergonomics, the performance of its parts, and the functionality of the whole suit.
This is a truly great system for kiting and water play!