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    Here is another question we have or equipment list and now want to know who has what immersion suit and what they think of them let me know soon so we can pick. Thanks a ton

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    First off, what type of rescue are thinking about doing? Makes a big difference in what type of suit you going to wear
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    Quote Originally Posted by soashd View Post
    Here is another question we have or equipment list and now want to know who has what immersion suit and what they think of them let me know soon so we can pick. Thanks a ton
    swiftwater/flood - light weight dry suit Kokatat or NRS does not need to be the rescue version for the cost of one of those you can buy two standard ones (go for the ones with the built in socks, and if you have the money a relief zipper )

    Ice/cold water rescue - Stearns or Mustang survival, I just picked up a stearns driflex cold water suit and like it over the heavy rubber gumby suit streans makes (the liner comes out for cleaning and drying)

    I have NRS, Mustang, Stearns, and DUI suits all have plus' and minus' look at what your need is and go from there.
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    Mustang ice commander for ice rescue, it can also be used for limited flood rescue. It is a hot suit and in moving water you will be washed downstream.
    For a light weight dry suit Kokatat or NRS, I agree with the attached socks.
    We tried the Mustang suits like the coast guard uses for the rescue swimmer program. They are nice but cost as much as a vulcanized rubber diving drysuit.
    It depends how much use it will get. Some parts of the country always flood and always have rescues, for us it is a rare occurance so the less durable suits are fine.

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