Snow is falling in the High Rockies which means if you want to still go paddling you are going to need the right cold weather gear. The Immersion Research Union Suit is a go to base layer for cold water paddling. If you have a dry suit a union suit should be the next thing on your list for paddling in comfort for this season.
The Immersion Research Union Suit is a unique design in the paddle sports industry. Most Union suits feature either buttons or zippers to enter the suit. This suit has an elastic neck for entry. This allows the paddler to move around without worry that the zipper will come undone or have any uncomfortable rubbing while paddling. Having full body coverage is important when wearing a dry suit. If you wear two pieces for your base layers it will usually leave skin exposed and their is no good way to adjust it while wearing the suit.
Double sided fleece is another great feature of the Immersion Research Union Suit. Double sided fleece wicks away moisture much faster than single sided fleece. The whole point of buying a high end dry suit is that it will be waterproof and breathable. If you do not wear a proper wicking base layer you are not getting the full use out of the suit. So this fleece layer is great for that. Just steer away from neoprene base layers for this reason. Also the double sided fleece is very soft which makes this a very comfy base layer.
Green Plus Polyester is used in making the Immersion Research Union Suit. This suit uses 29% Green Polyester, 64% regular polyester, and 7% Spandex. This makeup makes the suit soft and comfortable as well as a greener piece of equipment.
Immersion Research makes this Union Suit in both men and women’s cuts. The men’s suit features the typical relief flap in the front and the women’s has a drop seat in the back for when nature calls on the river. Men’s Suits come in sizes small to XX-Large and Women’s come in sizes small to X-Large.
This suit is an ideal cold water gear piece. This will be comfortable and warm when you want to go paddling in colder conditions. It’s well made and comes at a decent price. Come try one on at the E. Main location of CKS or pick one up online. Men’s and Women’s
The Hit List
- No zippers that can break or rub the wrong way
- Double Sided fleece for comfort and thermal efficiency
- Made with recycled polyester
- Comes in men and women’s cuts