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Offline Ed

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The contentious issues
« on: August 03, 2020, 01:14:30 pm »
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?
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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 01:20:34 pm »
Definitely inside - how else are you going to scoop up the gravel in flat-out crawls?

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 01:29:58 pm »
Outside because my wellies aren't wide enough to stuff my oversuit inside!

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 01:37:59 pm »
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.
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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 02:40:18 pm »
Outside on my meander inside on my AV because apparently the french have very skinny legs and they don't fit over my wellies.

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 02:49:20 pm »
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.  :smartass:
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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 02:50:57 pm »
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.  :smartass:

Get a load of Mr Moneybags here, being able to afford two pairs of wellies!
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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 02:55:25 pm »
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.  :smartass:

Get a load of Mr Moneybags here, being able to afford two pairs of wellies!
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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...  :'(
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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 03:01:59 pm »
Inside, keeps my oversuit legs higher so I can bend my knees  ;D  If only the other contentious issues were so easy to sort  ;D

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 03:08:07 pm »
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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

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 04:06:01 pm »
as I wear green dunlops, suit inside so I can scare the sheep!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 04:08:42 pm »
I've got shortie boots - takes away from the contentious issue all together, couldn't tuck the oversuit in if I tried.

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2020, 04:24:55 pm »
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:

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2020, 04:31:02 pm »
One inside, the other outside to p*ss off the club "photographer"!
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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2020, 04:34:50 pm »
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...

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2020, 04:52:38 pm »
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......

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2020, 05:31:50 pm »
Outside. It stops my knee pads from sliding down.

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Re: The contentious issues
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2020, 09:00:53 pm »
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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