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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by deca, Dec 11, 2013.
This is actually very helpful. Hows the flex?
pulled the trigger last night on the 454 i-evade.
isurus put a few on scamazon, ended up scoring it for 3 bills and some change. last one in my size of last years model. getting in a few months early on it, but stoked!
i read in a couple of reviews about difficulty with getting this brand on/off, and that the neoprene can tear easy. thinking of giving the bag trick a shot for sliding in.
The flex is great. That's why I bought it. Like I said, I have a small issue with the chest, but it's not a deal breaker for me. I'm 5'10.5 195lbs with a 44 inch chest. I'm wearing an xls. So I max out the size, but the the next size up would be to big.. I liked the 4/3 so much I got the 5/4.
Same issue for me with Xcel 5/4 drylock. I have worn them all winter for the past 15 years, on the coldest days of the winter I was comfortable, more often than not I was hot and finally decided a couple winters ago they were too much suit for me (I tend to be pretty warm) for Delmarva. Sold it and bought the 4/3 Xcel Drylock with the built in hood.
What's the deal with hyperflex?
Hyperflex is using that new burlap technology right?
I thought they might be ...flexible. idk
and the ShredMaster Memorial False Bravado/Insecure Manhood quote of the day goes to E-Spic who is apparently so studly that the wahines go out in New England winters and shiver on the beach for the honor of helping him out of his suit.
AC sets the over/under for winter wahines at the beach at 0.
Bought a I-Elite 232 a couple years ago. First attempt to get into it (at home, fortunately) I was denied and swore I had the wrong size. Cat from Isurus assured me I was mistaken, so I tried again the next evening with a little lube (tequila) and success. Suit still fits perfect. Wound up wearing it instead of my 4/3 Matuse for some of the colder days last winter. Minor issues with taping and glue after a lot of use and poor treatment, but still no leaks.
Is it true that you can wear Isurus suits 1mm less then normal? Think the i-evade 434 would suffice in Jersey winter? I feel like the i-soldier 454 might be a better option when the water dips into the 30's. $680 for the soldier......woof!
i have the isolider 4/5/4 and its the best winter suit i ever owned. its tough to get on and off but that is worth how warm and light it is. wore mine the last 2 winters even on the coldest days.
I surf year round Rhody with water temps in the high thirties, wear only Isurus suits, 4/5/4 I-Evade in deep winter, 4/3/4 late fall into April, 3/2 until water temp hits high sixties. Ok, I am a sissy, I get cold in 68 degree water with 80 degree air temp . . . Never had a sizing problem with the M suit at 6' 160 lbs and skinny legs, and no durability issues at all, my 4/5/4 is going into its third season this year. Dang they are pricey tho. They are light, flexible and warm, I found it took a couple of paddles out to get formed to me just right. I dunno, even with this Yamamoto neoprene, I find a 4/5/4 a pain to paddle in. Always look forward to Spring and the 4/3/4.
Does the 4/3/4 really hold up to the Isurus statement of being able to go 1mil less? Despite your sissyness - do you find yourself being able to get by with the 4/3/4 when temps are in 40s?
I can't really say, because I haven't tried. Being a sissy, I use the 4/5/4 until the water temps hit 50. I bet, though, that I could use a heated vest under the 4/3/4 all winter . . . but I bought my 4/3/4 without a hood, and I need a hood when it's cold!