**Official wetsuit review thread**

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

  1. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    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

    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

    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.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
  5. Dawn_Patrol

    Dawn_Patrol Well-Known Member

    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

    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?

    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

    Sep 2, 2010
  10. ocmdsponger94

    ocmdsponger94 Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2010
  11. wontonwonton

    wontonwonton Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2007
  12. Willy

    Willy Active Member

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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  18. 1vin

    1vin Well-Known Member

    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.