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Boat coats

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by WetInPortland, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. WetInPortland

    WetInPortland Photographer

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    Mostly diving the Caribbean, water temps in the 80's, air temps can dip to the low 70's in the winter. Combine that with some wind, spray, and overcast, and it's a little chilly during the SI and return to port.

    I'm an avid thrift store hunter - any suggestion for qualities to look for in something that would make a good boat coat?
     
  2. Texasguy

    Texasguy Solo Diver

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  3. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Synthetic material/fleece (esp lining). Water and wind resistant. Quick dry. Pockets and I prefer hood.
     
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  5. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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    Zip front hoodie + plastic rain parka. Keep you warm and dry but not in fashion.
     
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  6. Scraps

    Scraps Divemaster Candidate

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    For your situation, which is like mine, lightweight and compact are essential features. I use a synthetic shell from Outdoor Research (I have an older model than this link but it's the same idea) that folds into itself to form a package about as big as a sandwich and weights less than 7 ounces. I bought it for backpacking--space and weight were primary considerations. I always tuck it in my dive bag along with the first aid kit, and it provides plenty of warmth and wind/rain protection for the situations you describe.
     

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