I was paddling for a couple of hours this morning, wearing the Cronos with the Aquaseal-treated 2.5 cuffs.Now that my suit is ‘back home’, I’ve coated the fabric sections with thinned Aquaseal – not a perfect fix because it stiffens the fabric, but it does stop the water getting through the fabric.
Sleeves (and all the rest) of my base layers were perfectly dry at the end of the paddle. There were a couple of damp-ish spots on chest and shoulders from perspiration, nothing like the sodden layers - starting with the sleeves - in that suit on previous paddles.
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I don't expect that the Aquaseal treatment will be a long-term solution as the fabric seems quite stiff in spots and might even crack eventually, but it has 'kicked the can down the road a piece' .