Ask Cavers: Which are the Best Coveralls?

August 29, 2012
A Bunch of Coverall wearing Cavers at West Virginia's Higginbotham Cave

Photo by David A. Riggs/flickr

In response to this week’s poll on the use of coveralls while caving, UK caver Roger Jones wanted to know which coveralls are the best?

What are the best coveralls you’ve ever used? What made them the ideal cave suit? Where did you buy them and how much did they cost? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. August 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Personally I have mine custom made because I like certain features that you see in ice climbing coveralls like articulated elbows and knees also some other features which you don’t see in standard caving coveralls. As for off the shelf; Meander coverall that you can get at Inner Mountain Outfitters. Work and fit well, here a vid I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqvchvOFXEk

  2. Karl Blimetsrieder
    August 30, 2012 at 1:33 am

    The best coverall is the gore-tex overall for cavers from Wahler, Germany. I have use it in the alps in cold and dirty caves. Never I have froze.

  3. August 30, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Tatty old Warmbac – with a rip 9n the ass!

  4. August 30, 2012 at 7:58 am

    If I’m not going to be getting wet, I prefer Dickies Deluxe poly-cotton blend coveralls. For wet caving, I use Lost Creek Deluxe.

  5. Paulo Campos
    August 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I like most the Meander ones.

  6. Bastien Bisaillon
    August 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Coverall offer by expe.fr are good product. Lots off people in your caving club SQS (québec) seems to wear them.

    here the link
    http://www.expe.fr/catalogue-sport/speleologie/combinaisons-c1_2_19.html?language=en

  7. François Bouchard
    April 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I bough a brand new Luire from http://www.Expe.fr I didn’t use it yet, i buy it a couple of months ago. Just wait till the summer arrive. I’m so excited to test it :)
    I heard good comments of that one :) but can’t wait too long for the test :)

    You can get it from :
    http://www.expe.fr/fr/materiel-accessoires/speleologie/combinaisons-speleo/combinaison-luire.html

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