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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by michael, Jul 31, 2019.
That’s what I’m talking about. It’s a battle before and after each session. And I don’t always win.
the more sealed the seams are, the less stretch they will have. The liquid rubber seams such as Xcel Drylock like straitjackets.
Fan of the Xcel Comp X series, excellent mid price wetsuit with a lotta stretch, very warm, very comfortable. Much easier to put on then other chest zip's I've had. Also like how they 'rubber' them...depending on temps, run either a 4.5/3.5 or 5.5/4.5 unless summertime and in a 3/2..
Look around, can often find them for under $300.
Ummm, , , , ahhhhh, , , , I know that it is perhaps wrong of me to speak up about all this, being that I have not been in the water at all lately but, , , , ,
The last time I put any rubber on was while on a business trip to Southern California, , , , , in 2011!!
Otherwise, I gave all my rubber away back in 2012. I'm over being cold out in the surf, , , ,!
Bought 5mm lobster claws and 7 mm drylock boots today. Ridiculous sales this time of year. I always wear a l/s rashguard and shorts. Suit peels right off even if it’s below 20 degrees. Every season has advantages. I love them all
I used to wear the Xcel drylocks and recently gave the Vissla entry level 5/4 a try and I LOVE it. Two seasons in it. Really stretchy and economical in my opinion. Would recommend. And for reference I surf New York dead of winter, so it gets real cold.
I use the Isurus 4/3 in the winter here, but it doesn't get as cold as on the EC. It's absurdly warm and comfortable, but it is a bitch to get into and out of. One other option to consider is using a warmer rash guard. I use an O'Neill Thermo-X 13 oz. short sleeve rash guard, and it makes it possible for me to use a stage thinner wetsuit for every season.
Xcel comp for the win!
I don't surf in your water so don't ever get into anything heavier than 3/2 ( apparently I seem to have a better cold tolerance than others?), but I learned something many years ago and have a question. Who of you in the great white north has tried polypro inside their suits? My experience is that 1) I can wear a lighter suit than others in the water, 2) keeps flushing under control by slowing water circulation inside the suit, and 3) it makes the in-out ordeal a lot easier. What's your experience?
Getting into 5/4 front zip is relatively easy. Getting out when exhausted and the suit sticking to you is nearly impossible. Definitely does a bit shoulder damage trying to get that first arm past the elbow. I go with back zips for my winter gear and doesn't seem to make a difference in warmth.
I can't touch my toes so I am not too worried about suit flexibility. As long as the shoulder fit well that is all that matter to me.
I wear a rash guard top,bottom (shorts) and socks. Not sure if it keeps me any warmer but it certainly makes for easy on and off.