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I've had this dry suit for a couple of years now and I love it. I use it for sea kayaking on the east coast of Canada. It is comfortable and very tough.
Pros: -Super dry -Comfortable -Fleece lined hand warmer pocket -Tough -Relief zipper -Rear entry
Cons: -The neck hole material that protects the latex is a bit tight to pop your head through
The suit is quite roomy which helps in modility, but it would be a good idea to try them on if your on the boarder of sizes.
I am a 6' 200lb sea kayak guide with paddle canada level 1. My previous boats were a boreal designs baffin, wilderness systems tempest 170 and a Nigel foster legend. I bought the zephyr as a day/weekend tourer and play boat and have not been disappointed. It is a very wide sea kayak at 23" making it very stable. At only 54lbs it accelerates very quickly, combine that with its full rocker and you have a very capable surfing/rock hopping boat. Although there is less cargo space in this 16' boat, the hatches are fairly deep and with careful packing it can be used for much more than a weekend camping trip. The new skeg design uses a string and spring so no more kinked cables, the seat system is imo the most comfortable available in a sea kayak. The only negative point is the foot brace system, they are easy to adjust but are plastic and held un place with gravity. Other than that this boat fits my every kayak need. It is fantastic as a skills development boat and due to the tough poly construction, stability and foot brace system it would also be a great choice for an outfitters rental fleet.
I purchased the grey owl mistral to replace a carbon paddle I broke, and couldn't be happier. It's Canadian made, composite shaft and wood blades, light, moves plenty of water and is good for high and low angle paddling. Definitely the best bang for your buck. There were a few scratches and clearcoat runs but easy to remedy. I love the performance and the look.