would this suit work well for kayaking?
Never having been in a kayak, I have no idea. It is a very nice suit for diving; however, the Henderson Stretch Titanium suit is of a better quality. Also more expensive. For the price the Thermoprene is an excellent suit.
I have not used it for kayaking, but use it for diving in the carribean. It is very comfortable, easy to put on and take off and the knee guards are nice when getting in and out of dive boats.
If a full suit is what you are looking for than yes. I just took a trip to the virgin islands and used the 3mm in 79 degree water and it kept me warm. It also guards against coral hits.
I think it will. It is very flexible. The suit's collar fits well to avoid water penetration.
In answer to your question, yes, I think it would work well. The Thermoprene material is very flexible and offers a great range of movement. The 3mm is just thin enough so you don't feel encumbered, yet thick enough to offer protection against the cold.
I don't kayak, so I can't answer that.
I took a swim in mine when my kayak tipped. Initial entry want too bad but when I fell back in I started to get cold. Dont fall in ;) In any case, I consider this something of a budget suit. I think there are better. I do think 3mm is a decent compromise for most kayaking as its still pretty movable and has some warmth/protection... but others will fit/move better. I just bought the (closeout) 5mm Bare Elastek. Its on a UPS truck but I expect it to me MUCH nicer fit (I have recently become a big fan of Bare). Also one of the 3/2 suits would prob work well and allow some movement of limbs.
not sure as I used it for diving. I have made 6 dives in 75-80 degree water and stayed comfortable. In cooler water I most likely would have been cold. The suit was very comfortable, flexable and true to size.
Can't see why not. The only thing might be that it fits fairly tight and may be a bit restrictive. So far it hasn't been a problem diving but don't use my arms much underwater. I would stick to warm water if posssible cold rivers or lakes might require a thicker neoprene. Good luck!
wetsuits keep you warm by allowing water inside. your body heat warms the water and keeps you warm. wetsuits in the wind tend to keep you a bit too cool. but if you have used wetsuits before (many kayakers use them), this one would be excellent. it is very flexible and lightweight for a 3mm wetsuit. very easy to doff and don without help, so you can always remove the top half and let it hang down if you get too warm.
I would think this suit would be great for kayaking in cold water/weather. As in any wetsuit, strenuous activity heats you up quickly, so I personally wouldn't use any wetsuit in hot weather...... but I live in the Caymans.
This my 2nd Henderson 3m suit and I have been very happy with both of them , my only coment would be that after 6 or 7 years I got a little pilling or fuzz on the wear areas on the sleeve of my first one.I don't see any problem using it for kayaking.
Yes, full suit, warm and gives some lift in the water in case of a spill. I have several different henderson wetsuits and have like them all.