Stores with immersion gear

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by mbiraman, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. mbiraman

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    I'm about to buy immersion gear and have been checking out Mec, Ecomarine, West coast C&K, Ocean river Sport. Is there any other store i should be checking for gear.??
     
  2. Dan_Millsip

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  3. Ken B

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    If your accessing (shopping) on line and/or by phone...try everyone you can for the best deal.
    On the island...Comox Valley Kayaks.
     
  4. mbiraman

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    Thanks Dan; I called them West Coast C&K in my first post by mistake.
     
  5. cms82

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    Check Valhalla Pure Outfitters as well.
     
  6. AM

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    I have bought immersion gear online and probably won't do so again. I think it's important to work with a retailer who knows their product really well and has sufficient stock for you to try various models and sizes. And if you're talking drywear (suits, tops, pants), then look closely at what sort of warranty is available. My next drytop will absolutely be Kokatat because of the warranty and service.

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    Andrew
     
  7. SheilaP

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    If it is your first set and not sure of whether you want to go drysuit or wet, you could try posting an ad here for second hand stuff. Save $$ and find out what you like. :mrgreen: I agree with AM try the stuff on and have staff help. I was traumatized when I tried on a drysuit for the first time. :yikes:

    What gear are you thinking of? Ocean River should be having a gear grab soon.