I have a 4/3, but it's too small this season after trying it on so now, I'm left with a 3/2 full and a 2mm short sleeve full.
So to have a well-rounded year without having to buy another suit, do you think the 5/4 or the 4/3 are a better bet?
If I do get the 4/3 does anyone wear hooded vests under them in the winter, and how well do they work for you?
I say go with the 5 mil. I would get one with a hood, but not detachable, just a regular hooded 5 mil. You don't have to wear the hood, but eliminatea possibilty of flushing at the attachment. You may be a tad warm in it when your forced out of the 3-2 but warm is better than cold. My 2 cents
I think with your location the 4/3 will get more use. I surf in OC and use my ripcurl fbomb year round. You can get a good hood. The 5/4 will be warmer but overall I see you using the 4/3 late November through the winter. The vest with a hood would make it more versatile.
The ripcurl fbomb 4/3 will hold the same heat as a 5/4. So i would go with the 5/4. I currently use a oneail heat 4/3 with a detached hood threw out the winter but on days when the air temp is below 35 and water temp 40s i can't take it so im getting a 5/4 this year.
And get a attached hood. And ill see you out in the cold haha.
Last edited by marknel83; Oct 15, 2011 at 12:50 AM.