O’Neill Wetsuit Review Fall / Winter 2014

O’Neill Psycho 3

The Psycho 3 features O’Neill’s exclusive TechnoButter 2 which is the most durable, lightweight, quick drying neoprene on the market and now with added velcro resistance. Technobutter 2-Air Firewall in the chest and back and Double Super Seam Weld will keep you warm and loose in the water. The Psycho 3 evolution from Area 52 continues to be an industry leader and keeps you performing at the top of your game.

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:
3 o u t o f 5

O’Neill Pyrotech

O’Neill’s Pyrotech Series combines their exclusive TechnoButter neoprene with Technobutter-Air Firewall insulation, Single Fluid Seam Weld and a F.U.Z.E Closure System. This wetsuit is lighter, warmer, more insulating and quick drying with improved ease of entry than previous versions. Pyrotech is the latest advancement in cold water wetsuit technology from O’Neill, the leaders in innovation for over 60 years.

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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