- December 27 2008
Much more comfortable & protective than a wetsuit
I tried using my 3mm diving suit years back & neoprene at the shoulders was just too restrictive. The next thing that I tried was an NRS Farmer John with a drytop & that's still a good option for moderate conditions. I'm sold on the GFER for all aspects, comfort, range of motion & protection. Great suit!! I tried it for the first time mid Dec in the Connecticut salt marshes & loved it. Comments: * The zipper will take some getting used to/breaking in * The booties are great, but my normal watershoes are too small with the booties, I'll resolve that with some calf high botties the next size larger than my shoe size.
- December 4 2008
I've boated for 30 years and have had a GFER drysuit for the last two seasons; just bought one for my son. 1000 times better than a wetsuit. The built-in sox and the relief zipper make it great. I suggest one that is a bit large so the suit doesn't limit your movements.
- November 27 2008
worth the money
Very comfortable, keeps you dry like no other suit, kokatat makes the best drysuit by far. don't get a cheapo its worth the extra green.
- January 3 2007
GFERelief works great
Just as all the different reviews here and elsewhere state, the drysuit works great. I used a longsleve polypropylene shirt and fleece pants with wool socks as undergarments, stayed warm, dry, and comfortable for a good 4 or so hour paddle..Yes, it was the most expensive piece of "clothes" i ever purchased in my life, hopefully to save my life if necessary too..
- October 22 2002
All day comfort
I have been a raft guide for years & here we start before the snow's gone & raft till it comes back, so the seasons long.I've had a pvc dry suit for a long time & had to change out of it after every trip to get the sweat to evaporate & dry out, also awswering to call of nature was difficult to say the least.So I busted out the cash witch was the hard part (gore socks & all)but life just got lots better no more sweat, cold feet & all day long comfort & the nature stops are super quick & no hassal at all .If your going to get one get one that will make you more comfortable not less as I now wish I did the first time.Pay the money & be comfortable.