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Drysuit and BA advice.

Postby Oliver Excell » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:03 pm

Since I seem fond of swimming down most rivers and would like to live bait at NSR, currently looking at investing in something that keeps me dry whilst doing it.

Been looking at the Palm equipment (mums cousin works there so can get it half price).

After first inspection and few online reviews, thinking:
Torrent suit: Link
Extrem BA: Link

Anyone with a bit more knowledge had any experience with these? Any other suggestions? Or any general feedback is much appreciated. Cheers.
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Postby Beth » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:33 pm

Heard good things about the extrem BA and am waiting for the girly version to come out as I think I will upgrade to it!

Have also heard that Palm customer service is very good if you have any problems or anything with the equipment. Apart from that don't know much!
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Postby Pyro » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:33 pm

If you can get Palm kit at discount, go for it. I'm not a fan of their drysuits personally, they don't seem that durable and I've seen issues with both their fabric and seam sealing. BUT... If you can get it cheap, go for it...

Their BAs seen to be very good, though.
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Postby Jamie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:50 pm

its top of the line kit definitely. Olly Why have you never mentioned to us that you can get 50% off palm kit?! you have some explaining to do mr :P
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Postby Oliver Excell » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:55 am

That sounds good enough to me and after flicking through their customer service and repairs I feel reassured, just going to go for it. Jamie, if I could share the love, I would, specifically been told I can’t get items for mates unfortunately, 2nd cousin as well, can’t even recall the last time I met him.
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Postby Jamie » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:25 pm

Fair doos. Exploiting Extended family is fun :)
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