What Hoodie to buy?

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by boricuasurfer, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. boricuasurfer

    boricuasurfer Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    I come from surfing in warm waters (75 F up all year) and now live in RI because of my job. The thing is I have no idea on what hoodie to buy, I have everything else, but I can't get good information about hoodies on google. Help? I plan to surf all year...

    What to get for now? What to get for later?

  2. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    Buy the one that kelly wears.. I hear its the best.



    Sep 17, 2013
    can these wetsuit threads be knitted together into a sweater that gets put away?

    ah puns, the lowest form of humor
  4. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    from what I've seen, there isn't surf in RI year round. It's wave window is basically due south and relatively sheltered. Gotta be the most inconsistent state on the east coast (other than Connecticut).

    by "hoodie", I guess you mean a separate "squid lid" type hood. I wouldn't trust one of those in RI winter water and air temp...I'd probably invest in an o'neill mutant or something similar that covers my neck and chin.
  5. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    WB - aren't you in NorCal? Maybe I'm wrong. Tough to keep up with all you characters here. Anywayz, I've not been around the scene for years but I'll tell you that in 2013 RI has blown away MA (and NH/ME too) for swell frequency, size and quality. Hasn't even been close since early June. Not even counting that their water's 6-8 degrees warmer than ours any given day.

    If the OP is talking about those hood caps, I got one for a nickel this summer from an XCEL close out sale and tried it in Maine last month. Junk. And you know what I think of that company. If they can't make a good one, that whole product concept may be flawed. The hooded shirts seem to be the next best thing to an intact hood. Even with those you'll get some how's your father during a duck dive up here in February.
  6. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Buy the one that Trevon wore. It'll make you more aware of your surroundings.
  7. Mvsurfer

    Mvsurfer Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    I use a 3/2 with my 7 mil suit and its been working just fine
  8. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Damn you beat me to it! I was going to say get the Trevon hoodie and some skittles but watch out for Chicano's with guns.
  9. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Spot on, or to use the parlance of our times, 'true story'.
  10. Poseidon

    Poseidon Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2013
    patagonia r3 is the best hood on the market.

  11. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Are you talking about a wetsuit???? get a 5/4 with and attached hood. you want an attached one.

    if your talking about sweatshirts- get the old 90's style champion one at kmart- my fav...
  12. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Or something like this...

  13. ioman2

    ioman2 Active Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    how about an alpaca beanie?

  14. Mad Atom

    Mad Atom Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2013
    If you've spent most of your surfing days in bath water, I'm guessing you need the full monte, not just a hood. For winter in RI you'll probably want a 5/4 with attached hood, just like walkingonH20 suggested. If you really hate being cold you might go with a 5.5/4.5 setup like the one Rip Curl offers. That's what I use in ME. For spring and fall a 4/3 with detachable hood is a really nice option. Go with 7mil booties too.

    As far as "hoodies" go, I still love my teal Charlotte Hornets Starter-brand hooded sweatshirt from 6th grade. That sh!t was DOPE.
  15. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Dude I was kinda diggin' the NEsurf beanies.
  16. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    The Rip Curl f bomb hoodie with vest is great. I use it under my 3/2 til its time for the winter suit. it stays warm and dry plus keeps your neck warm.
  17. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Ban me from all forums and breaks if you ever catch me wearing one of these.
  18. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Their t-shirts are the schitt but see my above feelings on all "beanies".
  19. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Brah, I'll smoke you with my Z Cavaricci hoodie. I was flossin in the err 90s.
  20. Mad Atom

    Mad Atom Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2013
    Bullsh!t. There's no way you can compete with this. Stoked I found a picture.

    It was an awkward stage of my life.