The calendar says spring is coming and despite the evidence to the contrary, I believe it. For some people, the actual weather outside might not look it, but rest assured, the snow will melt, the ice will defrost, and the sun will return. However, even though the days might be getting brighter, that doesn’t necessarily mean the water will be getting warmer any time soon. For those of us who just can’t wait to enjoy our favorite watersport, spring presents a grand opportunity to dust off the skis and get out the kayak and shake off the old cabin fever. You’ve been cooped up too long. It’s time to get out there and live a little. It’s time to treat yourself to a USIA surface dry suit.
Stay Warm and Dry
Those of us who live up north, those of us who are serious about our watersports, spend almost half our season in a dry suit. It might take a few minutes to get used to the extra gear, but it feels much better when you stay warm and dry. Simply put, it’s nice to jump in the cold water and not scream bloody murder. Plus, wearing a dry suit reduces the chances of getting injured. You see, spring is one of the best times to enjoy watersports, but the cold water temperatures you will typically encounter make it significantly more dangerous. When you are immersed in cold water you lose body heat four to five times faster than when in air of the same temperature. It goes without saying that such this heat loss can lead to a slew of health issues, including death.
Stay In Shape
In the spring, wearing a dry suit is a great training tool. The added restriction really makes you work on both your endurance and technique. After skiing, boarding, or paddling in a dry suit for a few months, you will feel that much stronger once you shed the cold weather gear in the summer. Owning a dry suit will let you lengthen your season. You can start earlier and quit later in the year than you’ve ever done before. This added time will increase your skill level, decrease your recovery times, and your blow enjoyment through the roof.
Wear a surface dry suit in the spring until the water hits 70 degrees. It makes a good early season training tool, and keeping warm reduces chances of injury. Spring is some of the best skiing in the Northern States. Don’t Miss it!
USIA has several models of surface suits to offer…
Our most popular water skiing suit, the USIA Extreme Edition is also the first choice of wake boarders. To ensure the suit is comfortable as well as tough, the Extreme Edition is made from light weight urethane coated fabric and constructed from two panels with color accents. And with several colors available for both the base layer and for accent layers, you have over one hundred color combinations to choose from. The Extreme Edition, like all USIA surface suits, comes standard with military grade gas/water tight zipper along with latex neck, wrist, and ankle seals. Click to purchase Extreme Edition.
Extreme Edition 2
We call the USIA Extreme Edition 2 “a water skier’s and wake boarder’s dream.” That’s not just marketing hype. Designed for fast moving watersports where impacts with the water surface can be at speeds exceeding 40mph, this dry suit is the choice of watersports professionals. Constructed from medium grade urethane coated fabric with color inlays and butt pad, the suit give extreme sports enthusiasts a ‘bomb-proof’ answer to wetsuit flush. Latex neck, wrist and ankle seals keep the water out and the warmth in, so every day is summer in a USIA dry suit. Wearing a USIA Extreme Edition, you just might wish the water was a little colder. Click to purchase Extreme Edition 2.
Pro Rafter Suit
The preferred suit for numerous Swift Water Rescue teams around the USA, Pro Rafter is also ideal for civilian use. Constructed with a 200 Denier nylon, Pro Rafter allows for extreme mobility when swimming and excellent comfort when out of the water. The suit comes standard with 1000 denier Cordura thigh, seat, and wrist protectors. It is available in a rear or front entry design. Reflective tape and RESCUE screening is also available. Click for more on Pro Rafter.
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