O’Neill, Roxy, Rip Curl Womens Wetsuit Review Fall / Winter 2014

Roxy Syncro Back-zip

Some of the features that make Roxy’s Syncro Back Zip the top selling women’s wetsuit are the 100% Hyperstretch 3.0 neoprene, glued and blindstitched seams, a hydro wrap adjustable neck closure and ecto flex knee pads.

Surfing Level: Beginner-Moderate
Flexibility: 3 o u t o f 5
Warmth: 3 o u t o f 5
Price: $
Number of Waves you’ll miss
getting into the suit:
2 o u t o f 5

O’Neill Epic Back-zip

The Women’s Epic Back Zip now has many of the same advanced features as O’Neill’s high-end wetsuits, including 100% Ultraflex neoprene, double seal neck closure, a lumbar seamless design and reengineered covert blackout zip. Clean graphics and sharp style lines make the Epic a great value for beginners.

Surfing Level: Beginner
Flexibility: 3 o u t o f 5
Warmth: 3 o u t o f 5
Price: $
Number of Waves you’ll miss
getting into the suit:
2 o u t o f 5

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Back-zip

The Dawn Patrol offers performance, durability and a great value. Rip Curl has updated this series with E4 Neoprene in critical flex zones and this suit is 100% Superstretch.

Surfing Level: Beginner
Flexibility: 3 o u t o f 5
Warmth: 3 o u t o f 5
Price: $
Number of Waves you’ll miss
getting into the suit:
2 o u t o f 5

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Xcel Wetsuit Review Fall / Winter 2014

Xcel Drylock

Xcel’s most advanced fullsuit gets a major upgrade for Fall 2014, with all new TDC Thermo Dry Celliant, a revolutionary inner lining with smart fibers that recycle your body heat into infrared energy for greater warmth. The Drylock is the only fullsuit series with a 100% waterproof zipper, and Xcel’s FusionWeld technology, the most durable, stitch-free, maximum all-way stretch seam construction available. A full water-repellent Quick Dry Fiber exterior and Xcel’s exclusive Drylock Wrist Seals are just a few more of the many features that make the Drylock Xcel’s most high performance fullsuit.

Surfing Level: Moderate-Advanced
Flexibility: 4 o u t o f 5
Warmth: 5 o u t o f 5
Price: $ $
Number of Waves you’ll miss
getting into the suit:
4 o u t o f 5

Xcel Infinity X1

The Infiniti X1 features Xcel’s all new TDC Thermo Dry Celliant in the torso. TDC is a revolutionary inner lining with smart fibers that recycle your body heat into infrared energy for greater warmth, increased endurance, faster recovery, and enhanced overall performance. Premium seam and fit innovations make the Infiniti X1 a leader in keeping you warm and comfortable. To learn more about Xcel’s TDC technology check out the video below.

Surfing Level: Moderate-Advanced
Flexibility: 5 o u t o f 5
Warmth: 4 o u t o f 5
Price: $$$
Number of Waves you’ll miss
getting into the suit:
3 o u t o f 5

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Rip Curl Wetsuit Review Fall / Winter 2014

Rip Curl Flashbomb Zip Free

Rip Curl’s three time SIMA Award Winning Flash Bomb has been updated with E4 Neoprene to make this suit 30% more flexible and 20% lighter than E3 versions. The E4 Neoprene in key performance panels makes it warmer and more flexible. The E4 Flash Lining is two engineered layers that funnel water rapidly out of the suit once it is hung up. Lastly, internal seams are taped with E4+ super stretch tape, allowing for maximum seam stretch while giving ultimate seam sealing and comfort.

Surfing Level:
Moderate-Advanced
Flexibility: 5 o u t o f 5
Warmth: 5 o u t o f 5
Price: $$$
Number of Waves you’ll miss
getting into the suit:
5 o u t o f 5

Rip Curl Flash Bomb Plus

The Flash Bomb Plus is the absolute ultimate in cold water performance wetsuits from Rip Curl. Like the Flash Bomb, new E4 Neoprene makes this suit 30% more flexibile and 20% lighter than E3 versions utilizing the same technology that keeps you warm, dry and ultimately more comfortable. This suit has every high end feature you can imagine including Titanium Airlock E4.

Surfing Level: Moderate-Advanced
Flexibility: 4 o u t o f 5
Warmth: 5 o u t o f 5
Price: $$$
Number of Waves you’ll miss
getting into the suit:
4 o u t o f 5

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