Got myself a present last weekend. A brand new Excel Infiniti DryLock 5/4/3 Hooded suit (Size L / 379$ US). Tested it out on Sunday in strong cold offshore wind and 52° F water.
The suit is ridiculously warm. I didn’t even feel close to what I would consider cold. The flexibility is almost as good as my 4/3 (considering it’s thicker). I’m more than sure I could take mid 40’s water temp’s without too much pain.
The hood takes a bit of getting used to. My first good bail left some water around my ears which amplified my heart-beat sound to ‘nightclub bass levels’ which freaked me out for a sec. The fact that the chin piece tucks under/in is also a nice touch.