What's this mostly-drysuit worth? 2014 SWS Sahara - size XL

SlalomSteveSlalomSteve Posts: 124 Baller
edited March 22 in Skis Fins Bindings

What's this drysuit worth? It's a SWS Sahara drysuit, bought somewhere around 2014 but never heavily used. It's size XL and while there's no obvious rips, by the end of a set, your bum and lower back will be wet. It still keeps you exceptionally warm though - I've used it in 50 degree water and been totally fine.

It was handed down to me by my brother @Nautique99, who is 6'4" - for comparison, I am 5'10"... It actually still kinda works, just with lots of extra fabric lol:

(yes that's the face of joy of the first ski of the season)

I don't have the budget for a new drysuit, but if I can sell this and use the money to buy a similar mostly-drysuit that's actually my size, that'd be awesome (and maybe a baggy one? so hard to get this thing on and off). Or I now have a Camaro Blacktec 2.0 wetsuit, which I've seen several people claim keeps them almost as warm as a drysuit... I'm suspicious, but if that's the case it's another reason to sell this one.



  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,986 Mega Baller
    Blacktec 2.0 full suit is impressive, but it's no where near as warm as a true drysuit, especially when it really gets cold and you can put more regular clothing on under the drysuit.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,644 Mega Baller
    The Sahara is a really good suit. With a little wetsuit repair cement you should be able to seal up any little leaks in the tape or seams fairly well. Not sure how much for resale, ~50 to ~100 bucks maybe.
  • PatMPatM Posts: 836 Crazy Baller
    @Than_Bogan at that price you should buy it as a back up
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,433 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I don’t know a lot of people that use a PFD with a dry suit. I know that I don’t and none of my ski partners do. Ditching the PDF (plenty of floatation in the suit) or wearing it under the dry suit, might make it feel like it fits better. FYI, I have the same suit you have.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,870 Mega Baller
    I can't think you will get enough to make a meaningful dent in the new suit. I'd keep it. Sometimes back up stuff is good.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,504 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    It all depends on how many times it was peed in
    Shut up and ski
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