Hey guys just looking to get some wetsuit advice. I finally have a few bucks to drop on a nice winter suit. I want something I can wear from december to march. In the past I have toughed it out in my 3/2 with 5mil gloves and booties. Should I check out the local inventory, or go with an online retailer?
Not sure where your located. In OCMD Chaunceys carries xcel drylock 5/4/3 wetsuits at a good price which is the warmest suit i have ever worn. I had a bad experience last winter with a hyperflex...it was poorly made, the seams leaked, ended up giving away.
I've become a huge West fan and obviously Xcel is the gold standard. A few guys I surf with user Hyperflex and like them alot. No-one had issue but I've heard that you can take a leaking suit to their factory and they will fix it on the spot.