Wetsuit Quiver

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by nickzilla720, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. nickzilla720

    nickzilla720 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    Wanted to hear everyone's wetsuit quiver...list your surf state, thickness and quantity of each thickness. Couldn't find a thread directly related to this topic either.

    New York
    (1) 6/5/4 hooded
    (1) 4/3
    (1) 3/2
    (2) spring suits

    Two winter suits would be optimal for dry second sessions. Contemplating on getting a 5/4/3 to complete my arsenal of rubber.
  2. fulltilt720

    fulltilt720 Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2008

    -Xcel Hooded 5/4/3 (x-zip infiniti)
    -Xcel 4/3
    -O'neill 3/2 (with a ripped zipper...suggestions?)
    -xcel 7mm drylock boots and Hyperflex 5mm boots
    -xcel 5mm gloves

  3. MellowMonday

    MellowMonday Active Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    Southern N.E.

    Xcel 6/5 mil
    West 6/5 mil
    Xcel 5/4
    West 4
    7 mil Solution boots and Xcel gloves for winter
    thinner and old ones with holes for fall/spring
    shorty and spring suits with more holes than swiss cheese for summer
  4. fisurf

    fisurf Active Member

    Nov 19, 2009
    Long Island

    Xcel Drylock 5/4
    Oneill 4/3
    Oneill 3/2
    7mm drylock boots
    5mm drylock lobster gloves
  5. somuchsurf

    somuchsurf Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2011

    Billabong 6/5/4 hooded
    XCEL 5mm gloves
    XCEL 7mm boots
    Quiksilver 3/2
  6. travy

    travy Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2010

    1mm axxe top
    patagonia r3
    patagonia r4 hooded
    5mm drylock lobster claws
    7mm drylock booties

    wish i had the r2 instead of the r3 which i used to use year round with an added longsleeve hood underneath.
  7. travy

    travy Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    love these gloves but do you have any tips for putting them on? it's lame, but i can't seem to get the cuff straight when i put on the second glove with my other gloved hand. it's always rolled under and not water tight. anyone?
  8. somuchsurf

    somuchsurf Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    To put my gloves on I do this:

    Before I put my arms through my wetsuit sleeves, I put both of my gloves on. Then you stick your gloved hand in a grocery bag and slide your hand down the sleeve. Then do the same with the other arm. This way you dont have to deal with rolling your sleeves and you get a nice fit with the sleeve over your glove.
  9. travy

    travy Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    thanks, this will help because you do have to roll the suit way up to fit over the longer glove. but i still struggle with the cuff of the second glove. when i put it on it rolls under then my other hand is too bulky to fix it.
  10. swell5

    swell5 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    xcel drylock 5/4.. might get the new powerseam suit next winter
    xcel drylock 4/3
    xcel infinity xzip 3/2
    xcel infinity xzip 2/2 short sleeve
    xcel 2/2 shorty oneil psychofreak 1.5 top
    winter xcel drylock 7mm boots/mittens
    fall/spring xcel drylock 5mm boots, 5finger gloves
    also have a pair of 3mm gloves for late fall
  11. scoobysurf

    scoobysurf Active Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    ri (currently)

    6/5/4 quiksilver old-school cell
    5/4/3 xcel xzip2
    4/3 ripcurl bombs
    3/2 oneil old n ripped
    5 mil body glove gloves
    5 mil oneil boots
    5 mil xcel drylock lobster claws
    5 mil xcel drylock boots
  12. fisurf

    fisurf Active Member

    Nov 19, 2009
    putting on drylock gloves

    if your problem is getting the glove itself on, the best thing is actually to follow the instructions on the box. Roll up the drylock cuff of the glove about an inch or so, so that you are slipping your hand in through neoprene, not the rubber cuff. then just flip it back down when you have your hand fully in the glove. make sure you roll up both cuffs before you start putting the first one on, so you wont have to do it with a gloved hand. flipping the cuff back down can be a little tricky for the second glove, if you just keep on swiping at it with your gloved hand, or try using your teeth, you will get it.
  13. travy

    travy Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    what are these 'instructions' you speak of? :)

    actually, i just tried this and it works perfectly. thanks! funny how it's harder to think clearly while freezing your ass off on the boardwalk.
  14. fisurf

    fisurf Active Member

    Nov 19, 2009
    on the box of the drylock gloves on some side of the box there is a little 3 picture sequence showing you how to put the gloves on the way i just described. Always works pretty well for me.
  15. surfatsixty

    surfatsixty New Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    rubber quiver

    LI and SD Cali -

    Patagonia R4 with 5mil Oneill lobster mitts and 7mm thermolined Oneill boots
    Patagonia R3 with 3 mil Oneill gloves and 5/4 Oneill split toe boots
    Oneill Psycho2 4/3 for SD
    Oneill Psycho2 3/2
  16. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Qucksilver 6/5/4

    Spring suit

    Access 5mm boots and gloves

    it gets me through.. but i can only stay in the water for 2 hours during the winter because my hands and feet feel like there gonna fall off. any tips on warming up your boots at least? with out having to but new stuff haha.
  17. EHBS

    EHBS Active Member

    May 27, 2010
    End of long island

    5/4 mm oneill full wetsuit
    2/1 mm rash guard (over wetsuit)
    quicksilver heat vest (amazing thing keeps you so warm)
    7 mm booties
    7 mm gloves
    3/2 mm spring suit (over 5/4 on really cold days)
    4 mm gloves
    4 mm booties
  18. swell5

    swell5 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    how the hell do yoou get a 3/2 over a 5/4? and how do you paddle for that matter.. thats wearing an 8/6!
  19. EHBS

    EHBS Active Member

    May 27, 2010
    the 3/2 is too big for me so i can get it on, paddling is hard but u sweat its so warm its really nice for those days when the outside temp is in the teens..
  20. Haole1

    Haole1 Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    Your surf