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OTHER STUFF => For Sale / Wanted / Free Recycling => Topic started by: Keris82 on January 28, 2019, 03:27:03 pm

Title: Red and black warmbac
Post by: Keris82 on January 28, 2019, 03:27:03 pm
Doea anyone know where I can get hold of the red and black warmbac oversuit? I bought a red and blue one but find it too stiff and small to wear over a wetsuit.

Or can anyone recommend a good alternative for wet caving? Thanks!
Title: Re: Red and black warmbac
Post by: Alex on January 28, 2019, 04:22:23 pm
Some people who cave in wet-suits don't bother with over-suits. Not my preference just letting you know that's something you could try, though if it's sharp rocks you won't have a wetsuit for that long.
Title: Re: Red and black warmbac
Post by: Keris82 on January 28, 2019, 04:31:01 pm
Some people who cave in wet-suits don't bother with over-suits. Not my preference just letting you know that's something you could try, though if it's sharp rocks you won't have a wetsuit for that long.

Yes I have caved in just a wetsuit but at this time of year it gets very cold. Especially when you're waiting in a queue in Swildons! Also need an oversuit for Upper Flood due to the amount of crawling!
Title: Re: Red and black warmbac
Post by: PaulW on January 28, 2019, 04:50:15 pm
You should meet up with Starless river when you are both on mendip and try some of the other suits he stocks.

Title: Re: Red and black warmbac
Post by: Keris82 on January 28, 2019, 04:52:48 pm
You should meet up with Starless river when you are both on mendip and try some of the other suits he stocks.

I have been trying to but never have enough time. I may pop over to Caveclimb this weekend
Title: Re: Red and black warmbac
Post by: The_quiche_whisperer on January 28, 2019, 08:57:30 pm
Inglesport had them in stock a few months back. I have one but haven’t tried it over a wetsuit yet.  I have used The Warmbac centre suit over a wetsuit and it works really well, the bottom is the heavy cordura and the top is nylon so is more flexible, Starless river have it in for £78 so it’s also cheaper which is a bonus.