I almost bought a farmer john wet suit for the summer but held off in favor of shorts. I do wish I had something to keep the sun off my legs though during the hot months and not get as stuffy as waders or dry pants in the heat. For the spring and fall I've got a pair of Kokatat Tempest dry pants, which so far have been great, my only complaint is keeping the air out of them so they don't balloon up. I was shopping around for a dry top to match with them this week and settled on the Kokatat Reaction jacket. It is a bit lighter than a full dry top and only has latex gaskets on the wrists and not the neck, which I see as a plus because I can't imagine wearing tight latex on my neck for 6+ hours at a time. I wasn't sure if they would make a good seal with the tempest pant but I fitted them together and threw a wading belt in the mix and managed to submerge myself in the salt water for over a minute before I felt a few drops sneak in at the waist. Hopefully that combo will suffice for most cold weather paddling as I think if I'm in the water more than a minute fully submersed a little dribble on my mid-section will be the least of my worries. Has anyone else been using dry or wet suits in their paddling?