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!!!!!
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
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.
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 03:50 PM.
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.
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 .
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 02:59 PM.
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.
Daylight savings is coming... countdown 5 more days till my after work sessions go from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours...