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  1. #1
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    best wetsuit top

    I've been using my top for about 5 or 6 years and its about time to upgrade before the arms fully fall off. I've been looking around at different tops and wondering what people found to be the best top, minimal rash, size issues for particular brands. what are people wearing, better yet what are people liking?....go

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    I use an xcel xcelerator 2mm reversible long sleeve. I believe the neoprene and seams are high quality. It is size large, for my 6'3 180 frame. Fit is slightly looser than perfect but it works well for me. Recommended.

    If you use this rash guard you should ALWAYS attach the board shorts loop to your board shorts. Best practice.

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    O"Neill 1.5 or Rip Curl 2 gets the job done especially with the way this summer has been going.

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    yea i'm looking for a 1.5 - 2 mil but seeing who's got the best buy out there, hard to find late in the season

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    xcel drylock jacket THE BEST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodVibes View Post
    O"Neill 1.5 or Rip Curl 2 gets the job done especially with the way this summer has been going.
    I have had the same oneill 1.5 for like 7 years. I almost never used it in CA. And down here. I usually wear it from mid-april through beginning of may, then its just trunks. In the fall I throw it back on for the last couple weeks of October and into NOV.

    I paid like $40.00 new for it in San Diego 7 years ago. The thing is still intact. Not a flaw on it. Holds up nicely. Great quality. Fits a little snug these days, but ohh well. I am venturing the guess that will get at least a whole decade out of the thing.

    Best $40.00 surf investment probably to date.

    Thinks so old I can't even find a pic. But its standard. Long sleeve, has about a 8 inch zipper on the back bottom. Thing is a champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    I have had the same oneill 1.5 for like 7 years. I almost never used it in CA. And down here. I usually wear it from mid-april through beginning of may, then its just trunks. In the fall I throw it back on for the last couple weeks of October and into NOV.

    I paid like $40.00 new for it in San Diego 7 years ago. The thing is still intact. Not a flaw on it. Holds up nicely. Great quality. Fits a little snug these days, but ohh well. I am venturing the guess that will get at least a whole decade out of the thing.

    Best $40.00 surf investment probably to date.

    Thinks so old I can't even find a pic. But its standard. Long sleeve, has about a 8 inch zipper on the back bottom. Thing is a champ.
    I don't have a zipper with mine.Just pulls over like a rash guard.I've had it for around four years but just started wearing them a couple years ago.Usually wear them for DP or a evening sesh.I paid around $75 to $80.

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    yea they've gone up big time, i had a 40$ billabong reversable that i've used forever. Time for an upgrade

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    Ive been using the Xcel shortsleeve top. Protects from UV. No rash. very comfortable

  10. #10
    I've got a 2mm XCEL Drylock top. It's dope and keeps me toasty from 58F and up. Small side zipper and the pull string do a good job sealing at the waist. Durable and lasts a while. I'm on year 2 with it.