Waterproof kayak pants with socks attached?

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Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:03 pm

i have already tried several pairs of knee length waterproof socks, e.g. sealskinz, paired with Rasdex pants but want to improve on it

have decided the only way to go is pants with the socks attached

i would like to buy once and buy right

any views from owners of palm ion dry pants vs peak explorer salopette, etc, etc?

mostly interested in the durability of the sock and overalls vs trousers

i appreciate that its at the wrong end of the season, but I'm happy to stack them in the drawer ready for next winter so they're ready to go

all thoughts appreciated

reiss.
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Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:51 pm

I have ordered off this site before, their clearance stuff is very good value and even the full price is not bad.

https://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/trousers-c-23_199.html

If you login they display the prices excluding VAT.

Shipping is flat rate £19.

Last thing I ordered took less than a week.

Just be careful of customs (from memory they don't charge you if its less then $60, so if its GST only then the limit is $400NZ inc shipping, but if there is duty as well then the limit is less).

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Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:37 pm

Wet feet just doesn't do it for me. I've been through a few pairs. I'm not a fan of Palm gear after owning some of their very expensive dry pants which leaked after a short while.

I've settled on these which after a year of use, live up to the hype. Definitely follow the sizing guide.

http://lovigkayakfishing.com/outerwear/drypants" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Two other things. I've deliberately been for a swim in these things and no dramas. Whatever you buy, no built-in sock is going to survive without some form of boot to protect it.
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Palm sidewinder dry pants. I've had mine since about 2010. Great pants.
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Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:52 pm

thank you to everyone who has posted here

i decided to go for the Lovig dry pants

the tricky bit was finding a way to purchase them - all of the resellers listed on their website are based in Australia and none of those websites were set up to transact outside of Australia

so i filled out the contact form on the Lovig website last night and Scott Lovig contacted me today

order placed. i'll let you know how i find them

i did my best to talk him into taking a banner ad on this site and becoming a commercial partner as i think there is a market worth chasing in new zealand for their product and this site has pretty good reach

thanks again for all the replies, much appreciated

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Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:53 am

Those look good, what sort of price?

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Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:16 am

AUD199, plus postage of AUD20
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Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:13 pm

Use Palm ion bib pants, love them, had them in the UK and got them sent over when i was setting up, wear them year round no issues, and buy a cheap pair of trainers to wear over them when up and about.

Feet still going strong after a combined 4 years no dampness felt yet.
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Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:27 am

as a self confessed fussy git i couldn't be happier. highly recommend this heavy duty quality garment of exceptional value. allow a week for the goods to arrive.

i also ordered the synthetic long johns which are of equal quality (fleecy on the inside) as i am over having to do a separate wash for the woollen long johns that i currently use

learn from my mistake(s) - waterproof socks (3 brands purchased) won't achieve your goal of warm feet as the outer material of the sock holds water and the air passing over it slowly evaporates the water, which has a significant cooling effect, making your feet feel as though they are wet even though they are dry

many thanks to Andrew Rawlingson for posting his recommendation (above)
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Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:26 pm

lespresso wrote:as a self confessed fussy git i couldn't be happier.
Glad I'm not the only one :D
lespresso wrote:many thanks to Andrew Rawlingson for posting his recommendation
You're welcome. I hope they work out for you.
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:05 pm

Just wondering where you can get these from? Anyone in NZ stock them?
Taranaki Kayak Fishing Classic http://kayakfishingclassic.org.nz/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Taranaki Kayak Fishing Club http://www.oskfc.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:00 pm

re-read my post near the top of this thread - its all there

you will need to order them from Scott at Lovig in Sydney

these pants are a really well made, heavy duty product, sensibly priced, and well worth waiting a week for them to arrive

kind regards

reiss.
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Just found that they have an ebay store http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/lovig-kayak-fishing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
AU $149.00 plus postage AU $19.
Might have to talk to the wife about what I would like for Xmas. :angel:

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Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:56 pm

I've got some Lovigs on the way, I'll aim my wife at the above rave reviews.
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They're superb.
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Sun May 06, 2018 8:55 pm

Hows the Lovig paddle pants going, do you still rate them as before
Looking for some wet weather paddle pants, these look the biz

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still going strong, thanks to andrew for the suggestion. durable, comfortable, reasonably priced. i dont know of anything better.
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Mine still good too!
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Tue May 08, 2018 5:27 pm

thanks guys, that's good to know

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Thu May 10, 2018 6:17 am

I have had a pair for a year now and they are still going strong. I did have to do a repair due to a hook going through the sock part.

I used a product call aqua seal.

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