A drysuit is designed to keep the water out and the wearer completely dry.These effective suits comprise a fully waterproof outer layer with watertight seals around the neck, wrist and feet to ensure that nothing enters the suit.
On its own a drysuit provides little warmth to the body. This is why thermal or mid layers are regularly worn underneath for better insulation. At the top end of the extensive range of sailing drysuits available, you will find high specification designs. This type of suit is made of advanced breathable materials which reduce the condensation inside the outfit. However, these innovative features come at a higher price.
Drysuits are highly recommended for winter dinghy racing as well as many other water-based activities when the temperature has dropped.