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    Question better wetsuit?

    I have a 4-3 back zip wetsuit and using a hood is very inconvenient. Should I invest in a better hood and deal wit the inconvenience or should I invest in a chest zip with a built in hood?

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    Hi,
    I think you should invest in a chest zip rather than a hood and accsesories. You know what suit I have. Its awesome.

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    should it still be 4-3?

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    Personally, I prefer having an unhooded 4/3, when I want to stretch it into colder water, I have a wetsuit hood attachment that is pretty much a rashguard with attached hood that you put on under your suit and the hood folds down around the neck of the suit. More versatile for a wider range of water/air temps.

    Given my location, I have a thicker winter suit I'm in for part of the year anyways, so the sacrificed warmth of the hood attachment v. attached hood on the 4/3 isn't as critical for me. If my 4/3 was my warmest suit, I may be more apt to have an attached hood, I just don't like surfing with a hood pulled off the back of my head (it always puts pressure on my Adam's Apple).

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    Quote Originally Posted by livesurfish View Post
    should it still be 4-3?
    No 5/4 attached hood for dead of winter.

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    I agree with seldom seen, definitely chest zip w/ hood attached.

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    Seldom seen, are you from RI?

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    Hood attached. 5/4/3. Way more flexible and comfortable. When I tuck the hood into the 4/3 can't turn my head the same.

    Then your 4/3 can get you thru the rest of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    Seldom seen, are you from RI?
    From CT brother...maybe relocate one day.

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    Im also from Ct and hope to move to RI