Typhoon PS220 Xtreme Dry Suit Review
After a couple of years using my trusty Yak Titan dry suit & missing out on winter fishing trips, Personally due to the suit not having a hood, it was time for a change. This resulted in a trip to Escape Watersports.
The guys there have a wealth of knowledge & willing to advise on the best product for the sport & your abilities. After browsing the rails, trying on every suit, taking an interest in their advantages/disadvantages which took some time, I decided the suit for me would be the Typhoon PS220 Xtreme Dry Suit.
The suit is Yellow & Black, mainly yellow which will help with visibility on the kayak or in the water should you take a dip. It is constructed from a 4 layer breathable material & Cordura reinforcing on the high wear areas. The suit is rear entry and compared to the Yak Titan, the Typhoon PS220 Dry suit seems easier to put on.
With my previous suit having Latex seals & finding them uncomfortable come summertime with grains of sand hidden between the seal and your skin, it was an easy decision to make. The PS220 is fitted with “GlideSkin” seals on the neck & wrists which as suggested glide over your head & hands. At the top of the suit located on the chest there are zipped pockets, a concealed storm hood with reflective tape and a zipped collar.
The two upper pockets are labelled with whistle and a phone. The whistle pocket contains an orange emergency whistle. The other pocket, can hold a phone, with a hole from the pocket into the hood allowing for headphones. The pockets are not dry pockets but splash proof.
The hood is rolled down behind the head, though with the release of two studs and it’s ready for use. Elastic drawstrings to adjust the hood as required. The neck can be fully zipped up for maximum protection. Some Solas patches are fitted to the hood to aid visibility.
A large multi-access pocket on the chest, the main feature a fleece-lined hand warmer pocket which is accessible via a zip from either side, also a full depth zippered chest pocket. There’s also a small zippered pocket that gives access to another two pockets
Finally the legs, the socks are an extension of the lower inner leg and are a generous size to allow for two pairs of thick socks. There are lower legs covers that to allow the suit to work with knee high boots such as my Palm Kola. Once into the suit you can roll these leg covers up, fit your boot, before rolling the covers back down and securing with the Velcro strap whilst keeping the heavier Cordura material outside the boot.
I have used the suit on a few winter trips this year so far, impressed is an understatement! I look forward to many more trips wearing the PS220 with confidence knowing that it will withstand the elements.