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    undergarment buoyancy

    When I got a new drysuit (used) it came with a wooly bear undergarment. I had been using a ski suit and jacket. I feel the wooly bear is a lo more buoyant than the ski suit.

    Anyone have any experience with a wooly bear undergarment?

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    No experience with this one, but picking the right undergarmet is essential.

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    I think buoyancy per unit of insulation is where you pay for the high end undergarments.

    I'm not sure if it has more to me being a noobie with the doubles, but with my drysuit with Polartec military issue undergarments I need about 13lbs, which is more than most it seems. I'm damned warm (with 600g on my lower chest in addition to a compression base layer and long underwear level), but I pay for it with lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asting View Post
    I think buoyancy per unit of insulation is where you pay for the high end undergarments.

    I'm not sure if it has more to me being a noobie with the doubles, but with my drysuit with Polartec military issue undergarments I need about 13lbs, which is more than most it seems. I'm damned warm (with 600g on my lower chest in addition to a compression base layer and long underwear level), but I pay for it with lead.
    What type/size doubles. What kind of plate.

    With my AL doubles I need me some weight no matter what. With my steel 119's it doesn't matter how much insulation I wear I'm sinking without any extra weight.

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    AL plate, LP 120s so far. I weight for the end of the dive (did weight test with empty tanks). I could probably use a bit less air and get away with a bit less lead.

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