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  1. #11
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    Pretty much all O'neill....

    3.5/2.5 PsychoFreak - takes me from 50 down to the early 30s. It hasn't gotten too cold for this suit here in VA.

    2mm Guru (short sleeve full suit) - mid 60s to about 60, then it gets layered with a 1mm longsleeve top. That'll take me down to 50.

    2mm Hammer tank-topped shorty - for the two weeks in spring that the water is below 60 and the air is 75 or above....or I layer it with the 1mm longsleeve in the fall, when the water's still a little above 60, but there's a cold snap in the air.

    7mm XCEL Infinity Drylock booties - go on when the PsychoFreak does and takes me through winter.
    3mm O'neill Ninjas - when it get's less than 60 until about 50.

    3mm Psycho 5-finger gloves - goes on when the PsychoFeak does and takes me through winter.

    2mm Guru hood that never gets used.
    2mm Sport cap - takes me through the entire winter (exposed neck keeps me from overheating).

    I have yet to miss out on a board or surftrip because of my wetsuits.
    Last edited by Ray F.; Jan 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM.

  2. #12
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    5/4 Xcel
    3/2 Ron Jon p.o.s.
    5mm O'neil Psycho gloves
    5mm O'neil Heat boots
    3mm O'neil Firewire hood

    1.5 mm O'neil vest for added warmth on those really cold days

    Bobo old school farmer john for the early summer days

  3. #13
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    south nj

    5/4/3 rip curl f-bomb

    4/3 f-bomb
    4/3 e-bomb

    3/2 e-bomb
    3/2 e-bomb pro

    2/2 e-bomb pro short sleeve full

    1mil e-bomb pro long sleeve top

    1mil rip curl vest


    i've thought about picking up another 5/4, but i just don't get in the water enough to justify having a second. i surf a lot more in the fall & spring when there's more light, so having a back up 4/3 & 3/2 makes more sense. & when it's warm enough to wear the long sleeve full or top, i don't mind putting on a damp suit so much.

    i'm looking to add a long sleeve spring again soon. busted the zipper on mine in the fall.

  4. #14
    DE/NJ

    5/4 Xcell infiniti x-zip2 So warm.
    4/3 oneil psycho 2 back zip
    2mm Xcell long sleve spring. Shes dead tho prob gettin another longsleeve.
    1mm billabong top. Fills with water and and rides up.

    7mm Xcell Drylock Boots
    5/3 hyperflex boots good in between seasons and limit use of good ones when its warmer

    7mm Xcell Infinity mittens!!
    5 mm bodyglove lobster claws

    5mm hyperflex hood great with the 4/3

  5. #15
    5/4 oneill mutant
    3/2 oneill psycho II

    west 7mm boots, oneill 5mm fingered gloves

    oneill mutant 3mm boots, oneill psychofreak 3mm gloves

    all about 2 seasons old

    I haven't owned a 4/3 in many years... because of $$ issues i had to cut a suit from my quiver a while back, and i found that when the water is in that middle range i can either just be chilly in the 3/2, or hot in the 5/4

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by epidemicepic View Post
    I haven't owned a 4/3 in many years... because of $$ issues i had to cut a suit from my quiver a while back, and i found that when the water is in that middle range i can either just be chilly in the 3/2, or hot in the 5/4
    interesting theory...i was pondering that a while back & decided that if i really had to, i could lose the 5/4/3 & the 3/2 & have a 1 wetsuit quiver of just the 4/3. but i think i agree that if i had a 3/2 & a 5/4, then a 4/3 isn't REALLY necessary...it just kind of nicely fills that gap when the water's too chilly to be fully comfortable in a 3/2 or is too warm to be really solid in a 5/4.

    oh, & boots/gloves/hood/etc...

    5mil o'neill heat round-toes (i just rock socks underneath in the dead of winter instead of 7mils)
    (looking for new 3mil boots for the spring...taking suggestions)

    5mil rip curl f-bomb 5-fingers
    3mil rip curl f-bomb 5-fingers
    1.5mil xcel gloves

    o'neill squid lid cap
    rip curl hooded vest (for under the 4/3)

  7. #17
    NJ

    5/4 Rip Curl f bomb
    4/3 oneill epic
    (2) 3/2 rip curl dawn patrol
    2/1 oneill hammer spring suit

    oneill thermo with hood
    3 and 5 mill rip curl f bomb gloves
    5 mil oneill gloves
    5 mil oneill heat boots
    3 mil rip curl e bomb boots

  8. #18
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    3.5/2.5m Oneill Pyscho Freak - Winter

    3/2m Quicky Cell 6 - Spring/Fall

    boardshorts - summer

    Booties = a 5 year old pair of Oneill 3 mill booties for surfing shallow slab reefs. I use them about 4 times per year in la jolla only. never break them out at my local reefs. They are waaaay deeper. only need em up in LJ.

    Hood/gloves = NONE.

    guess mine was pretty easy.
    Last edited by zach619; Jan 25, 2011 at 04:38 AM.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    3.5/2.5 PsychoFreak - takes me from 50 down to the early 30s. It hasn't gotten too cold for this suit here in VA.
    Hey Ray, are you warm, comfortable or slightly chilly in the 3.5 with water in the low/mid/upper 30's?

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driftingalong View Post
    Hey Ray, are you warm, comfortable or slightly chilly in the 3.5 with water in the low/mid/upper 30's?
    Not even slightly chilly. I get tired before I get cold. The other morning it was 38 in the water and the air was 37. I did 2.5 hours and only came out because I'm an aging geezer that paddled out in full rubber after a 3 week flat spell on the wrong board during a moderate offshore wind. I know.....

    Like I said, I use a cap throughout winter so I don't overheat. I wouldn't get away with that for very long, however, if the air dipped into the 20s.