I was going to post this in the thread about Paulo's videos. But, I figured that was getting off topic. However, that thread provides a good opening to comment on the tuilik that I bought from Paulo earlier this year. Bottom line is that I really like it. Combined with two fleece hoodies (one light, one heavy) that he also made for me, I find that I can adapt to most weather conditions. The number one reason I bought the tuilik was to make it possible to practice rolling year round. I used to do a bit of rolling in the summer, making slow progress. All this would go out the window in November, aka brain freeze month. Somewhere in spring, I would start all over again. I wanted to find a way to keep rolling through the colder months, retaining the skills I had built up through the summer. Is it working? Well, I was out paddling Indian Arm on Thursday. At the end of the day, I tightened up the hood and did a few rolls. The water (and the air for that matter) was very cold. I wish I had taken the time to switch from the light fleece hoodie to the heavy one. I did get a bit of brain freeze through the eye brows. It's possible to bring the hood right down in front to deal with that. But, all in all, everything was good. I was dry. I didn't blow any rolls. My form was a little off. I was rushing a bit, likely due to the cold. It's been a while since I've blown a roll. If I can carry that through the winter, that's a big step forward. The tuilik is now part of my main kit. I took it on all my trips (six, I think) this year. Some of them were in warm weather and some in cold. Thought the tuilik worked well at all times. I still have a dry suit, but I'm not sure how often it will get used. The one minor negative I have about Paulo's design involves the use of nylon fabric instead of neoprene. The nylon 'skirt' sags, filling up with water. In cold weather this can be annoying. Basically, you are paddling around with a blob of cold water in your lap. My fix has been to twist the skirt so that the front point is off to the left and the rear edge is off to the right. This tightens the fabric and creates a series of ridges. Water is channeled down the ridges and off the skirt. Voila, no puddle. And, no, I have not noticed a bunch of water flooding in during rolls, so the skirt rand is still properly sealed. I haven't tried any other tuilik designs. So, I can't make comparisons. But, I have used Paulo's tuilik for most of this year and find it very comfortable.