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  • #3822
    Perrett
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    i just purchased a new level six drytop and for some reaosn when i take it off my polly pro is all wet….i really dont know how this is happening? any ideas?

    thanks Alex

    #26104
    Joe P
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    might be sweat. If you are not noticing jets of cold water that would be my guess.

    #26105
    Perrett
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    thanks for the input, but like you said i would fell sudden cold spots, as if water had just leaked into my top, but i really dont see how it could happen. both my top and tunnel are waterproof and "breathable" so even if water gets up the top then down the skirt i don tknow how its oging back up to my shirt?….frustrating

    #26106
    Ryan
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    Even a "Breathable" top can’t keep up with all the sweat. If you sweat more than a little, it will still condense inside the top. Also, these breathable tops work best when it’s colder and dryer, not 10 degrees and soaking wet.

    #26107
    Joe P
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    Usually what happens with that is that air is leaking out of your top and because that causes a break in the seal of the gasket, then water will come in. It’s usually the first mistake people make with drysuits. They forget to purge the air out of the suit, so they look like a michelin man till they first roll over and then they get a cold shock down their neck.

    Now I don’t tend to paddle with a dry top much but if you don;t have a good semi seal at your waist then it is possible that the air from the depression of your skirt could blow out one of the seals in your jacket.

    I’m just shooting out ideas here hoping something rings true.

    #26108
    Perrett
    Participant

    you know what i thikn you nail it on the head, it always happend on the first roll…wow thanks alot haha, hopefully i will be dryer now!

    cheers

    #26109
    Joe P
    Participant

    cool glad to hear it.

    #26110
    Perrett
    Participant

    ok so i found the real problem, after close inspection of my top i found that there was 2 yes 2 MANUFACTURED holes in my dry top. they are like the ones that are used to drain your neck gaskey but instead they so stright through to my skin…and leak cold water to my body,

    i was wondering if this was a defective product or just a bad design? if they are supose to be there then dont call it a dry top….cuz its not

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