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Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: Aruka] #1970763
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...Those Patagucci's are tied with the Flashbomb's for worst bootie I've owned in the past few years. ...




well at least they weren't expensive

just sent back a pata-pair of wading boots that sucked a$$. maybe they should just stay away from footwear.


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Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: Q_Surf] #1970764
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I think all their neoprene is hype and people just convince themselves it's good because they spent so much money on it.

When I ask someone how they like the Pata suit they usually say something like, oh I love it....it kind of rashes me and it leaks and it's stiff and it stinks but other than that it's great!

I did the pata booties and gloves and they were both pretty bad, not to mention the most I've ever spent on either of those items. I'd feel silly buying their suit after that but you never know, the new ones look better.

Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: Aruka] #1970765
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I really like the Patagonia suits with the green liner (R1's). It's too bad they don't offer that liner in the thicker suits.

Looks like the new suits have sealed seams now.



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Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: jkb] #1970766
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I got the dipped West 3mm boots from Surfy this morning and I these do not at all feel like the bootie hell I've been in before. In fact, I can barely tell they are there and, most importantly, did not affect my surfing at all.

I will eat crow now. I am wearing booties in San Diego County. I was wrong.


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Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: ] #1970768
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There's a reason marine mammals have blubber, it keeps you warm.


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Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: ifallalot] #1970769
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Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: Aruka] #1970770
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the thing with the pata suit is that I can wear the r2 in place of
a proper 4/3. fkr is super warm...from baja up to big sur, no prob.

I think that makes the stiffness comparable to a thicker suit you'd
use in similar situations. leakage is no worse.


damn. using courier font. that is fooking aggressive man.
Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: Aruka] #1970771
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I think all their neoprene is hype and people just convince themselves it's good because they spent so much money on it.

When I ask someone how they like the Pata suit they usually say something like, oh I love it....it kind of rashes me and it leaks and it's stiff and it stinks but other than that it's great!

I did the pata booties and gloves and they were both pretty bad, not to mention the most I've ever spent on either of those items. I'd feel silly buying their suit after that but you never know, the new ones look better.




2 amigos i surf most with both have r4's and...yeah i dig my boz (now on my 2nd but the 1st one is still in good working order).

had it in my head the pata's would be the last booties i ever bought - but seems (seams?) their "lifetime warranty" is more dubious than i'd hoped. they fit me perfectly but i had the gf add extensions to the velcro strap b/c they were way too short. otherwise been overall ok with them until this alaskan weather spell we've been in.


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Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: ifallalot] #1970772
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I got the dipped West 3mm boots from Surfy this morning and I these do not at all feel like the bootie hell I've been in before. In fact, I can barely tell they are there and, most importantly, did not affect my surfing at all.

I will eat crow now. I am wearing booties in San Diego County. I was wrong.




Nice. Imma check em out.

Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: ] #1970774
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Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: jp30surf] #1970775
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Anyone in the market for new frigid water gloves should try the body glove mits. I think they are 7/6 mil. I was going to post a link but it doesn't appear that the body glove site even shows them. A google search doesn't bring anything up either. I guess you have to go to a store that carries BG. Seriously though these gloves are the bomb. Almost too warm. My buddy that sells them said a local kid sponsored by another brand comes in and stocks up he likes them so much. On the bootie front I'm still in the Xcel drylock. Can't beat the fit. The other day I tried on pretty much every brand in the shop to see if I could try something else because the Xcel durability has been suspect but none of them came close to the same fit or feel. Damn it looks like I have to buy booties ever year.

Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: trevorbc] #1970776
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Note: For Aruka, the 2014 drylocks have a different liner and so far they don't smell.

Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: trevorbc] #1970777
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A year into the Patagonia booties and gloves.....

R4 5 mill booties work 75% of the time, great board feel, but not really cutting it as of late (or when the water was upweald cold this summer). Thought the wool liner would make them warmer than a standard 5 mill but not really. 7 mill booties are essential here. The R5's (7 mill) would prob work, but went back to the old standby 7 mill Hotline split toe I have used for over 20 years in the North Pacific. Much better! Will still use the Pata's though when water/air is warmer.

On the contrary, the R3 1.5 gloves are working well and holding up for the 2nd season. Love the wool liner. I can even use them as land glove on my hikes to waves. Usually only wear them Nov-March, so they have about a half a year of use on them, although I find that no matter how much you use a wetsuit product the neoprene seems to eventually break down after a few years affecting overall performance.


May be going to hell in a bucket.... but at least I'm enjoying the ride!
Re: Booties and Gloves thread [Re: ifallalot] #1970778
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I bought some dipped gloves that shops recommended last week when it was 30degrees(air). Shop guy says it actually adds more grip and I found that to be totally false. I couldn't really hold on to any part of my board that didn't have wax on it. Anyone else experience this?

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