Donning a dry suit is not intuitive. The first time I tried, I ended up on my back, on my bed, with my wife shoving the rubber booties over my feet. I felt like a toddler. The whole process took about 45 minutes and was such a strain I had the ironic thought I might have a heart attack putting on a suit meant to save my life. Now, since I’ve learned the step-by-step method from Jackson Kayak pro Roberto Briones, I can do it in just over 5 minutes — all by myself like a big boy.
With cold-weather kayak angling opportunities, a dry suit is a great safeguard against hypothermia if you fall in. They keep you nice and dry in rainstorms, too.
All captions: Dave Mull