Saturday, 29 May 2010

Shortie Wetsuit

The "shortie" wetsuit I bought in Sainsbury's last week is a perfect fit. It's skin-tight, though I can move my arms freely. It seems to be well made, too, in - you guessed it - the People's Republic of China.

I can see why many surfers wear full-size wetsuits at this time of year, in Northern Ireland. The water is still absolutely freezing! I managed to walk into the sea up to my chest and that was enough.

I think my new wetsuit is a bargain, because a well-known surfing shop in Portrush was selling similar shorties for £45-£50; and I purchased mine for £25.

The manufacturer, the Wetsuit Factory, Cornwall, established in 1969, sells them online for £39.99.

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