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eric

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PostFri Jun 21, 19 5:10 am     Reply with quote

<<I think you are underestimating how well these things stretch. Give it a try over the wetsuit and I'll bet you it'll be okay. >>

You are absolutely correct. Stretched over my suit easily. That material is kind of amazing.

Yesterday was very cool and windy. There was a big difference in warmth when comparing where the NP jersey was, and was not in terms of evaporative cooling. In short, it's a winner.

I think I am now officially one of those "look at all of those layers" dudes.

So be it. Being cold is not fun.

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PostThu Jul 04, 19 7:08 am     Reply with quote

Update:

The NP overshirt absolutely works to minimize evaporative cooling. But, durability is an issue. Alter 15-20 sessions the rubber material is delaminating from the shoulders on the back side. I’ll write a note to NP about it and see if this is normal.

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Slappysan

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PostThu Jul 04, 19 11:32 am     Reply with quote

Post a pic.

My oldest one has a lot of cracks in it but still works. Most of the wear is from pulling it off to be honest. It's 3 years old with 50-70 sessions on it.

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PostThu Jul 04, 19 4:00 pm     Reply with quote

Here you go

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PostFri Jul 05, 19 9:38 am     Reply with quote

Send that sucker back to NP, it's not supposed to do that.

I own 3 of these tops for myself, 1 for the wife and 2 for the kid. None of them have done anything like that.

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PostFri Jul 05, 19 4:13 pm     Reply with quote

Okay. Good to know. Amazon sending me a new shirt. Fingers crossed on durability for round 2...

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PostMon Jul 08, 19 7:34 am     Reply with quote

related to the top getting torn up on the back. Ive blown out a few tops in the past reaching back and grabbing it like a tshirt, and trying to pull it over my head. I guess whatever they're made out of just isnt that tough.

These days i grab the bottom part of the top, the part around my waist, and pull that over each elbow. I use my elbows as kind of a hook, then just raise up my arms and the top pulls right up around my neck. This doesnt beat the top up and it comes off much easier.

Anyway, it feels pretty kooky to share this as a tip. Hope it works for ya.

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PostWed Jul 24, 19 7:02 am     Reply with quote

Final update for the two of you who might be interested...

The thin NP top works well, for what it is, and its intended use. We will see if the replacement holds up. But....

The thicker Promotion top is a lot warmer in that it basically completely eliminates evaporative cooling from the wetsuit, whereas the NP slows it down. It's the evap cooling that really starts to chill me down when I am out trying to learn new whatever and falling in a lot. The NP extends my session, whereas the ProMo top basically allows me to stay out as long as I want.



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PostWed Jul 24, 19 1:38 pm     Reply with quote

Okay wait....

Will at Promotion gave me their new lighter exotop to tryon today.

Winner!!

100% wind protection, but without the additional fuzzy insulating layer. short sleeves mean 100% water drainage after falls. Highly recommend.


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PostThu Jul 25, 19 6:00 pm     Reply with quote

That sounds pretty good.

The reason I sold my promotion exoskin was that every time I would go in the water I would end up 5 lbs heavier coming out.

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PostThu Jul 25, 19 6:53 pm     Reply with quote

Agreed. This lighter top is a different beast. Pure wind protection with zero sponge effect. It’s a winner

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