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    Rip Curl E-Bomb Pro

    who has one? I'm thinking of buying a 4/3 chest zip, but im worried that it might not keep me that warm. I heard its super flexible and light.

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    I have an E-Bomb Pro 3/2 chest zip. Very flexible, BUT - it does not have taped seams, or any insulation layer on the inside (the F-bombs have Fireskin), or a smooth neoprene outer layer on chest or back. So it is not as warm as other 3/2's I've had. Wind will hit you hard. The window for wearing it - I'm a Delmava guy - is smaller than say for an Xcel Infinity, F-Bomb, or Mutant.

    My advice would be to get a suit with insulation and taped seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retzlaff44 View Post
    I have an E-Bomb Pro 3/2 chest zip. Very flexible, BUT - it does not have taped seams, or any insulation layer on the inside (the F-bombs have Fireskin), or a smooth neoprene outer layer on chest or back. So it is not as warm as other 3/2's I've had. Wind will hit you hard. The window for wearing it - I'm a Delmava guy - is smaller than say for an Xcel Infinity, F-Bomb, or Mutant.

    My advice would be to get a suit with insulation and taped seams.
    thanks I been looking for a straight up answer and couldnt find it. I did notice the whole not having a fireskin, I've never worn or purchased a rip curl before so I wouldnt know how snug their e3 neoprene is.

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    check the wetsuit review thread, this is why it's there. all i wear is rip curl, so you can find my thoughts on the matter in that thread.

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    The basic differences between the suit are the fireskin and the seams. In my opinion on the east coast the F-bomb would be the way to go for a 4/3 since you probably are more concerned with warmth and conditions can be pretty brutal. If you lived on the west coast I would probably go with the E-bomb because the weather is generally not as harsh. I live in DE and have the E-bomb in a 3/2 and the F-bomb in a 4/3.

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    I have a new ripcurl f bomb 4/3 for sale size LS and M. I know guys that wear a 4/3 year round...

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    My understanding of it is that the E-Bomb is more of a "Comp" suit. Lighter more flexible, and good for short sessions (what are heats, a half hour at most usually less?). The F-Bomb is designed to keep you out in the water longer.

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    thanks for all the review. I've went ahead and purchased a 5/4/3 f-bomb chest zip. I like to stay nice and warm. and with the comments i been getting it seems that the E-bomb was not going to keep me too warm during dead winter.