So, I’ve had the Soul Drysuit for a while now and feel sufficiently impressed to say a few words. First off, I’m kiting on the East Coast of Canada (Gods Land) and I’ve used the suit in +10 Celcius to about 0 Celcius (cold enough there were flurries in +30 knots ).
It’s true, layer up or down for the conditions on a given day and you can stay warm without the loss of mobility- say good bye to the 5/6 wetsuit. It’s pretty sweet going out in 5/6mm wetsuit conditions in the Soul and still having the freedom of movement like you’re in pajamas! This is the #1 reason I bought the suit. For me, the biggest deterent going out in the cold was having to wear a thick restrictive wetsuit (and I’ve owned a few different brands) that saps your strength and limits your athleticism. It’s a cold water performance issue that’s been resolved by using the Soul. This is great because some of our best conditions for kiting/SUP are in the winter. And yes, it’s pretty nice getting in/out of the Soul all dry and toasty warm vs. freezing cold and wet getting out of a wetsuit (or driving home wearing it).
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