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Ginger, Irish, sometimes stroppy
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Hi

As I am bored at work I have been surfing for info on Drysuits (still building up the courage) and I have encountered 3 kinds of hoods mentioned, wet, semi-dry and dry. Assuming it is the same as suits I assume that the wet hood is simply a neoprene hood, the semi dry has some face seals.....but is a dry hood actually a dry hood?

If so does it require any particular precautions ? (due to the new airspace to manage?)

Are they worth it?

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Conor
 

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A short fat well off crap cave diver. Likes wrecks
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A dry hood is one that hasent been in the water yet


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Had a dry hood attached to a Viking dry suit I had a few years back.

Basically it was a latex rubber hood that was moulded on above the neck seal. There was a sort of foamish skull cap which perched on your head to keep your bonce warm.

Was it dry? - well the old adage sums it up: dry suits have seals; seals don't have dry suits.

I soon cut it off and went back to a neoprene hood. Nothing really due to its functionality - just got fed up being called The Mekon.

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