TITLE

GEARING UP: DRY SUITS AND WET SUITS

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article gives a couple of tips for selecting dry and wet suits to be used in exploring rivers in Alaska. The traveler needs a dry suit if he is planning to paddle a river in a whitewater kayak. Dry suits are suits made of coated nylon or other synthetic fabric, with gusseted cuffs and neck and a waterproof zipper. Wet suits, on the other hand, can be downright miserable in the state, where the water and weather are often cold and clammy. The idea behind wet suits is that water is allowed into the suit, but the suit's neoprene material is supposed to prevent significant water movement over the skin.
ACCESSION #
19117090

 

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