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View Poll Results: Which of the newest wetsuits feature the best combination of the newest technologies

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  • Ripcurl F-Bomb Chest Zip

    9 12.68%
  • O'Neill Psyco Freak

    16 22.54%
  • Body Glove Vapor Slant Zip

    2 2.82%
  • Xcel Infinity Dry Lock

    26 36.62%
  • Matuse Tumo

    1 1.41%
  • Quiksilver Cypher

    1 1.41%
  • Billabong SG5

    1 1.41%
  • Matuse Hoplite

    3 4.23%
  • West Lotus

    1 1.41%
  • Patagonia R4

    4 5.63%
  • Hotline Reflex

    0 0%
  • Other

    8 11.27%
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  1. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    I think I'm the Matt Johnson of Maryland , maybe I should rename myself Waxer . I have been praising these suits down here for years and very few people believe me. I also surf more than most so it's not like I am a weekend only guy. In the last 7 days I have logged close to 13 hours in that suit and am outlasting my friends every session and have been doing that every swell and my suit still looks like new.
    Thanks for the Endorsement, don't get out as frequently as you but still wanna be comfy in the chilly environs. Just bought a 5/4/3 amp, can't wait to try it out. Been wearing the 4/3 mutant which is okay for a while but I got pretty chilled last weekend after 1.5 hours.

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    I currently have 2 oniel mutant 5/4 and i purchased the patagonia r4 suit.the r4 is the best winter suit hands down ! Way better than the oniel.100% warmer the problem with the r4 is getting out of it when its wet. Totaly recommend it!!!!!

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    How is the weight on the r4 compared to a suit without the wool lining in it ??? I been looking at other suits . Do get me wrong I am Loyal to Hyperflex but there are there are some suits that they dont make .

    I also have been looking at Esentials wetsuits they have some nice stuff too

  4. #44
    If I lived closer to the beach, I'd definitely get the Patagonia suit. I only get out on the odd weekend cuz I'm living about 1.5 hours from coast.so it's not worth dropping the big bucks at this point.

  5. #45
    matt i know u said the wetsuit post was cliche, n it is, but i was tryin to generate answers to questions jsut like ur previous one... we need to compare all these new features, so we know what works! btw i def leanin toward hyperflexes now, i forgot bout em, millville is like 10 miles frm me, i got buddies who swear by them... but still like u said, there r some suits they dont make, so itd b nice to hear if those other features are ne good

    also i see alot of votes for the oneills, but no1 is commentin on them, unlike the drylocks where it seems there may be a stitchin issue for some people, id really like to know y some of u voted for the oneills?
    Last edited by perfectsilence3; Mar 7, 2010 at 02:50 PM.

  6. #46
    I haven't voted because I can't really just pick one that I like the best. Plus there are a bunch I haven't even tried.
    I wasn't thrilled with the RipCurl suits, but maybe because I never had any of there higher end models.
    Love the XCel Infinity 5/4 hooded (neck entry).
    Love the O'Neill 3/2 mutant. Great quality and versatility. I can rock the hood when it's cold enough to need one, but too warm for the 5mil. Then switch to no hood when it warms up even more.
    I also have no complaints on the Quiksilver Cell springsuit
    Those 3 cover all my needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfectsilence3 View Post
    matt i know u said the wetsuit post was cliche, n it is, but i was tryin to generate answers to questions jsut like ur previous one... we need to compare all these new features, so we know what works! btw i def leanin toward hyperflexes now, i forgot bout em, millville is like 10 miles frm me, i got buddies who swear by them... but still like u said, there r some suits they dont make, so itd b nice to hear if those other features are ne good

    also i see alot of votes for the oneills, but no1 is commentin on them, unlike the drylocks where it seems there may be a stitchin issue for some people, id really like to know y some of u voted for the oneills?
    I never said your thread was Cliche?????


    I have tired many differnt brand and model suits over the years. I just find that HyperFlex has meets my needs in all aspects. Good Quaility and workmanship, Good Customer service, Good Price and they perform well. I like they are very flexable yet still able to keep me warm during the long hour sessions.

    I might take the Plung and buy a Patagonia or a Essential wetsuit . I have never tired either of these brands so I would like to test them out aswell.

    Buying a wetsuit is just all about preference and how big you wallet is. You can buy a top of the line suit and replace it every year cause it falls apart by the end of the winter. You could spend a little less money and it keep you just as warm if not warmer longer and it last a couple years providing that you take care of it .

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    Props to Scobeyville for the $150 brand new 5/4 West Lotus. I usually wear medium but for some reason the large from West fit well. Large short would be perfect but I'm not complaining...
    Last edited by wallysurfr; Mar 8, 2010 at 01:59 PM.

  9. #49
    I bought a 4/3 Hyperflex Flow last year. Love it so far...I wear it from about last week in March/early April through end of June in Deleware and MD shore waters. I was perfectly warm in early April last year...got teased a little wearing a 4/3 in late June, but I wasn't too hot either, just comfy. Living 3-4 hrs from the beach, this 1 suit gets me 6+ months of surfing opportunities from the spring/early summer and from late Sept. through early December. I just need to take off 3 months in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobfromFredneck View Post
    I bought a 4/3 Hyperflex Flow last year. Love it so far...I wear it from about last week in March/early April through end of June in Deleware and MD shore waters. I was perfectly warm in early April last year...got teased a little wearing a 4/3 in late June, but I wasn't too hot either, just comfy. Living 3-4 hrs from the beach, this 1 suit gets me 6+ months of surfing opportunities from the spring/early summer and from late Sept. through early December. I just need to take off 3 months in the winter.
    Is ^ hooded? If so, get yourself some 7 mil boots and a good set of gloves and you would be comfy all year. I know you're a ways from the water (gets dark early) but you could be a weekend warrior... Earlier in this thread someone said they surf Monmouth County NJ all year in a hooded 4/3 with no problems...

    Daylight savings is coming... countdown 5 more days till my after work sessions go from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours...