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The contentious issues

Ed

Member
Well, we've had CroW arguing, BCA daftness and god knows what from the CsCC

Now I'm really sorry but I'm going to raise the real contentious issue ---


Oversuit legs inside or over wellies?
:eek:
 

A_Northerner

Active member
Depends on the trip. I switched from suit-inside to suit-outside recently when I realised that on trips where I stand briefly in above-welly water I can keep my feet dry for longer periods of time, especially with a snoopy loop round the suit legs. I spent a few months with one leg in and one leg out to see which leg I was most comfortable with and generally speaking I preferred suit-outside. It means I can bottom P8 in fairly wet weather and keep my feet dry for a digging session. I was able to keep my feet dry to the far sump of Notts2 recently, in wet weather, until I went for a plunge in the sump pool and then floated back home along the streamway.

If I know I'm going to be very submerged, like the Mucky Ducks in Peak, I put my wellies on the outside so I can empty them easily.
 

Tseralo

Member
Outside on my meander inside on my AV because apparently the french have very skinny legs and they don't fit over my wellies.
 

PeteHall

Moderator
Unless you are a poser (or your suit is too skinny, as above) I can't think of any conceivable reason to wear your oversuit inside your wellies; all it does is funnel everything, mud, gravel, water into your wellies.

As for emptying them easily on a wet trip; if I know I'm getting wet, I have wellies with a row of holes on the inside step, so they self drain.  :sneaky:
 

A_Northerner

Active member
PeteHall said:
As for emptying them easily on a wet trip; if I know I'm getting wet, I have wellies with a row of holes on the inside step, so they self drain.  :sneaky:

Get a load of Mr Moneybags here, being able to afford two pairs of wellies!
 

PeteHall

Moderator
A_Northerner said:
PeteHall said:
As for emptying them easily on a wet trip; if I know I'm getting wet, I have wellies with a row of holes on the inside step, so they self drain.  :sneaky:

Get a load of Mr Moneybags here, being able to afford two pairs of wellies!
  :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

I usually stock up from the local car boot sale for ?1 a pair, but not found a single pair so far this season, all three we've had so far...  :cry:
 

Pegasus

Administrator
Staff member
Inside, keeps my oversuit legs higher so I can bend my knees  ;)  If only the other contentious issues were so easy to sort  ;)
 

2xw

Active member
Unless you are a poser

I didn't buy hot pink wellies to cover them with a warmbac. Besides, I like the ingress of gravel, when I stop feeling it is a warning that I'm too cold
 

JoshW

Active member
I've got shortie boots - takes away from the contentious issue all together, couldn't tuck the oversuit in if I tried.
 

PaulW

Member
JoshW said:
I've got shortie boots - takes away from the contentious issue all together, couldn't tuck the oversuit in if I tried.

besides with your fat calfs the last 2 pairs of wellies you wore we had to cut off  :tease: :tease:
 

JoshW

Active member
PaulW said:
JoshW said:
I've got shortie boots - takes away from the contentious issue all together, couldn't tuck the oversuit in if I tried.

besides with your fat calfs the last 2 pairs of wellies you wore we had to cut off  :tease: :tease:

I'll have you know it was fat ankles actually...
 

Ed

Member
JoshW said:
PaulW said:
JoshW said:
I've got shortie boots - takes away from the contentious issue all together, couldn't tuck the oversuit in if I tried.

besides with your fat calfs the last 2 pairs of wellies you wore we had to cut off  :tease: :tease:

I'll have you know it was fat ankles actually...

Technically know as cankles......
 

pwhole

Well-known member
My wellies have very wide tops and my AV oversuit has very narrow legs, but it is just possible to squeeze them over, which I prefer, with some considerable effort. When everyone's stood waiting at the door looking at their watches however, I have been known to wear them inside - and nearly always regretted it.
 
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