Alder Evo Fire 5.4.3 Winter Wetsuit Review

Gaz 'Chief' Coasteering Gear

Wetsuits are a coasteering guide’s best friend over the season. A good quality one is an essential piece of kit as we are in and out of them twice a day, every day. The newest addition to my work uniform is the Alder Evo Fire 5.4.3. This suit includes all the usual wetsuit features however this has Alder’s ‘Aerocore FDL’. …

From rocks to wetsuits – Limestone Based Neoprene…

Cleopatra Coasteering Gear

TIKI also sent out a Ladies ZEPHA 4/3 GBS BACK ZIP Steamer wetsuit for Cleo to put through its paces.  Here’s a little more info on the limestone based neoprene….yes that’s right wetsuits made from rocks!! Lightweight Exceptional Thermal insulation Super stretchy Easy to take on and off 95% water impermeable Reduced drag and increased speed The design and manufacture …

Coasteering Wetsuits – Saltwater Science…

Cleopatra Coasteering Gear

Woohoo, we’ve just taken delivery of this seasons new Tiki wetsuits. Why wait until summer to come and explore the stunning coastline of Wales, Coasteering is wicked fun all year round, especially if you’re well kitted out in toasty warm wetsuits 😀 Great to see Tiki taking steps to be eco aware too… Here’s what some of our winter/spring clients …

Five ten canyoneer boots

Review – 5:10 Canyoneer 2 Boots

Cleopatra Coasteering Gear

We have long lamented that no-one makes gear specifically designed for Coasteering and whilst these boots were designed for Canyoning (a very similar activity), they are the closest we have found to a perfect boot for Coasteering. Toughness Well one pair of boots has lasted me two seasons already (an unheard of triumph) and are should see me through 2011 …

Typhoon Canyoning Rock Boots

Typhoon Canyoning / Watersports Rock Boots….. THE VERDICT

Cleopatra Coasteering Gear

The long awaited final review is here. After months of use the typhoon rock boot is given the thumbs up. The first pair (from Santa) were going great until the sole of the right boot came off during a coaststeering session. Slightly dissapointed i returned the boots to Mike’s Diving, they prompty replaced them with a new pair. The second …

Coasteering Footwear Review

Cleopatra Coasteering Gear

Advantages: Warm, as they are made of neoprene, if fitted correctly they keep your feet nice and warm. Better for swimming as they don’t cause as much drag as trainers or boots. Some say – better grip and control when scrambling and traversing.  You can feel what’s under your feet. Snug fit means your able to quickly fit a pair …