Drysuit material

guppy2

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Is drysuit material different to oilies material? I presume it must be as I've never had properly waterproof oilskins (except maybe mpx up to a certain point) but then why aren't oilies made from the same material as drysuits? cost? 

 

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I've been buying the (near) lie of breathable fabric for decades. Not sure anymore if Gore-Tex is worth the price.

 

TBW

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Most decent  sailing dry suits are a goretex style waterproof breathable material.  But my dry suit is much more waterproof than any gore tex jacket I have owned.  I can be out in the rain all day and my shirts still dry.  

 
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