**Official wetsuit review thread**

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by mOtion732, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

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    Jan 1, 2010
    Oneill Mutant 5/4/3 - on its 3 year - no problems and very warm. I had Xcels in the past but they didn't hold up - mainly seams opening up.
     
  2. wontonwonton

    wontonwonton Well-Known Member

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    Mar 13, 2007
    Chea. Xcell infinity 543 back panel seams splitting. Repaired at home a few times. Going on 3rd winter. Dont think ill go xcell again. I just want durable! Everything falls apart if u surf alot.

    Psycho 2 4/3 i picked up is sick. Very warm and comfy. Double taped and watertight. Still think a hooded suit is necessary tho for jan feb mar.

    Xcell 7 mm infinity boots and mittens. Last long and very warm. The drylock crap is annoying to put on and so many of them rip after a few sessions.
     

  3. wontonwonton

    wontonwonton Well-Known Member

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    Mar 13, 2007
    Ebomb pro has no tape and is less warm than regular ebomb....It sucks unless you are a pro in warm water. We arent mick fanning so the colder flexier suit isnt necessary. The real ebomb is still flexy as they get and warm.
     
  4. MATT JOHNSON

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
  5. Dawn_Patrol

    Dawn_Patrol Well-Known Member

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    Jan 26, 2007
  6. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    there's no way you'll need a 6/5/4 for jersey in the winter. but i can't praise the f-bomb suits enough! they're just really toasty, almost 100% non-flushable suits. most days, i sweat in my 5/4/3, even in jan. & feb. the only days i don't are the coldest of the cold, but even then i'm not cold & shivering. i'm just comfortable.
     
  7. DJFresh

    DJFresh Well-Known Member

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    Jul 7, 2008
    Hey Matt,
    What's the Lowest temps(Water & Air) that you've been out in and for how long in the HF Flow?
     
  8. MATT JOHNSON

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    I was out the coldest day last year which was New Years Day I was out for about 4 hours before I got out for a drink and some food then paddled back out for a hour til it got dark . when I got out was want cold at all I dont know the water temp but there was snow on the ground and air temp was in the low 20's i think

    Well until I took the suit off I was LOL
     
  9. ocmdsponger94

    ocmdsponger94 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 2, 2010
  10. ocmdsponger94

    ocmdsponger94 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 2, 2010
  11. wontonwonton

    wontonwonton Well-Known Member

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    Mar 13, 2007
  12. Willy

    Willy Active Member

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    Jan 4, 2011
    It's all about keeping out the "flush." Without being flushed constantly, I can stay out at least twice as long.
     
  13. NJSwell

    NJSwell Well-Known Member

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    Aug 26, 2010
    Anyone have any experience with hyperflex wetsuits? I was thinking about getting a 4/3 at the end of winter.

    I was looking at the AMP and AMP K, both chest zip. It says the amp k is more of "wind sport" wetsuit, but does that really matter? will it be fine for surfing
     
  14. PatSayJack

    PatSayJack Well-Known Member

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    Aug 20, 2008
    just ordered a 4/3 amp. I'll let you know how it is once some waves show up....could be a while :(
     
  15. NJSwell

    NJSwell Well-Known Member

    232
    Aug 26, 2010
    thanks jon, I won't be ordering a new suit until march so I'm pretty sure you'll have yours by then haha
     
  16. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    xcel xflex xzip 4/3 review

    Just had a session in a new suit and thought id share a review. This suit was purchased as a replacement for my xcel infinity 4/3 that iv had for about 4 years. GREAT suit so I just wanted a legit replacement. Let me tell you , xcel has done a lot of work since then..

    I decided against the drylock after (attempting to) try one on. I have thicker than average wrists and the dry lock cuffs made my hands turn purple. No Bueno. So I tried on their mid-entry level model and was presently surprised.

    I surfed it on 1/19 in vb for a hellofa swell. Water temp was 38 degrees, air was 41. I also had on an oniell hooded vest (vest part was maybe 1.5 mil thick, tops). Very little flushing and I love the little refinements to the chest zip system. Smaller zipper = less flushing. I surfed for 1.5-2 hours and the limiting factor was my boots. My body was nice and toasty, with thicker boots i could have surfed all day. Really flexible suit and fairly easy to get in and out of.

    I give it 5 stars considering it was under $200 new. It could hang in 38degree water and it seemed flexible and light enough to wear on those 3/2 days. SCORE.

    Oh yeah, i love that thermo-bamboo stuff too. Its no wool lining (patagonia) but it wasnt $600 either...
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  17. Jordy

    Jordy Member

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    Jan 9, 2011
    5/4/3 Pata R4

    I have a MT 5/4/3 Patagonia R4 for sale. $493 (20% OFF, Reg-$625). It has only been worn ONCE! Warmer then my Xcel Drylock by far. Tags are re-attatched because my arms ended up being to long (sleeves to short for my lanky ass). I am 6'1'', but I have super long monkey arms.

    Contact [email protected]
     
  18. 1vin

    1vin Well-Known Member

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    Aug 24, 2009
    Does anyone have a quicksilver syncro 4/3 review? I tried a xcel chest zip at wrv, felt good once you get it on .taking it off is just as hard. can only Imagine how hard when your hands are numb.