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    New Heated Wetsuits Crash Compilation Video

    A few surf/kiteboard/snowboard wipeouts from our 2011 sessions. Hope You Enjoy!

    http://youtu.be/5ZkhSb0TD_k

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    Why would someone buy this over the quicksilver heated vest? the battery last just as long and it cost $200 cheaper.
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    am i missing anything?

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    I still really do not understand the need for a heated wetsuit. I wear a 6/5 and have never been cold and I have been out in 20 degree air and 38 degree water. Maybe if you go up to northern Maine or its under 10 degrees you might need one but for NH a 6/5 is fine. Im sure there are people out in 5/4's all year as well. The key to staying warm when you are surfing in the winter.....keep moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RID View Post
    I still really do not understand the need for a heated wetsuit. I wear a 6/5 and have never been cold and I have been out in 20 degree air and 38 degree water. Maybe if you go up to northern Maine or its under 10 degrees you might need one but for NH a 6/5 is fine. Im sure there are people out in 5/4's all year as well. The key to staying warm when you are surfing in the winter.....keep moving.
    I dont think the idea behind a heated wetsuit is you cant be warm in a 6/5 in 38 degree water. I think everyone who owns a good one knows you can.

    The idea is when the technology comes around you may be equally warm in a 3/2 in 38 degree water.
    Last edited by South Bethany; Dec 20, 2011 at 03:55 PM.

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    What happens when you heating mechanism dies while you are in the water? Looks like then end of your day. I try to stay away from things that can break as much as possible. A heating element is just another addition to a suit that increases the price and has the potential for failure. I have never found my 6/5 to restrict movement the only down side is its tougher to get off than my 4/3. If we are talking advancements in wetsuits I would like to see a company develop an "easy off" suit. Getting out of a 6/5 when its 25 degrees out and the wind is whipping can be a race against the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RID View Post
    What happens when you heating mechanism dies while you are in the water? Looks like then end of your day. I try to stay away from things that can break as much as possible. A heating element is just another addition to a suit that increases the price and has the potential for failure. I have never found my 6/5 to restrict movement the only down side is its tougher to get off than my 4/3. If we are talking advancements in wetsuits I would like to see a company develop an "easy off" suit. Getting out of a 6/5 when its 25 degrees out and the wind is whipping can be a race against the clock.
    I much rather wear a hooded 4/3 with a heated vest over a 6/5. I have never owned a 6/5.... but I can't stand even wearing my 5/4.

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    I have never found my 6/5 to restrict movement the only down side is its tougher to get off than my 4/3.
    I find it hard to believe that your 6/5 isn't any more restricting than your 4/3

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    Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    Why would someone buy this over the quicksilver heated vest? the battery last just as long and it cost $200 cheaper.
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    Cause the Quiksilver one stinks. It only has 1 heating element in the center. And, I believe these have 2 on each side of the back. Just like the Rip-Curl vest does. The Thermalution is just as good as the H-bomb vest, if not better. So, I've heard......

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    Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    Why would someone buy this over the quicksilver heated vest? the battery last just as long and it cost $200 cheaper.
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    buy what? there were no heated wetsuits in the video. seems to be just a youtube promotional name. but maybe i'm missing something...

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    Yes my 6/5 is more restrictive than my 4/3 but in the same way that 2 pounds is heavier than 1 lbs, neither are that restrictive.

    I feel like the winter/heated wetsuit debate cannot happen between people from Northern New England and people from New Jersey, the water temps are drastically different. Maybe a heated 4/3 will work in a NJ winter but no way it works in a NH winter.