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    separate hood

    Looking for a new 4/3 suit that doesn't flush. I have a 4/3 mutant but for some reason the attachable hood flushes on me. Maybe its because I'm a skinny guy?

    Anyone have a good chest zip suit with separate hood that doesn't flush?

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    Yup, I have a 4/3 mutant with detachable hood. It's great, never flushes. Is that helpful?

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    In order for the mutant hood to not flush, the suit has to fit pretty tight, otherwise you're going to have a gap between the hood and your body. I'm guessing if the mutant isn't working for you, maybe you should look at a suit with an integrated hood and draw-string to keep things as tight against your body as possible, like an Xcel or RipCurl.

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    Thanks for sharing own good ideas.

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    I would just go with the attached hood- it will not flush and you can pull it down so you can take it off- and its not that uncomfortable

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    I have a mutant as well, but no problems of flushing at all.. the suit fits me pretty well though. Its safe to say that any suit that is too big on a person will probably allow water into it...I think it may not be the brand itself but the fact it doesn't fit right on you.

    The detachable hood is convenient to use when in the warmer part of fall and spring when you dont need the hood attached...but it's not a deal breaker.. stay with the chest zip however!

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    Never a separate hood, my dad has one and whenever he looks up while paddling, the neck comes up out of the suit. Unless you get the full vest, but like everyone else said, just stick with the attached hood.