Winter suits..... anticipation

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by michael, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

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    Another option is to only surf June,July and Aug. :cool:
     
  2. Planktom

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    Coming into 5mm season in SW UK now (depending on the person)

    I picked up a suit by the Aussie brand Adelio last year and used it for the last half of the winter. Its very warm, pretty flexy and not too heavy... Think of a cross up between a Patagonia and an Xcel Infiniti and that sums it up in many ways.

    If you guys spot one at a good price stateside, then I would recommend it. Mine is the 'Connor' 543 hooded version.
     
  3. aussie-surfer

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    Have had a 5/4 for a couple of seasons and just switched to a 6/5 Bong carbon furnace ultra. Have had to wear it already here on the Lakes and is simply the most warm, flexible, sealed suit I have ever worn. Very light for the thickness and easy to get in and out of. Being in freshwater, I replace my 6mm every two years and this suit is well worth looking out. Have spent the past several seasons running xcel suits.

    https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/PROD/MWFUVBH6.html#.XeO_UaRMGEc
     
  4. dingpatch

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  5. Spritzer

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    Looking at buying a new suit this summer when they hit the sale rack, any thoughts/feedback/experience on zipless?
     
  6. aussie-surfer

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    Billabong’s suit is insanely good. Road test today in 12f/-10c air, water freezingish, 15-18mph Offshore. Was out for an hour and half before getting out for parent/teach conference. Insanely warm the whole time! C855ABB1-C35D-4A78-9176-0BAE6A221B9F.jpeg
     
  7. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

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    Your review means nothing, as it’s obvious your freaking crazy. Lol.
    Awesome dedication to the sport!!
     
  8. Planktom

    Planktom Well-Known Member

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    Well, you have convinced me, that's for sure!
     
  9. Planktom

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    6/5/4 version, right?
     
  10. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Is that the Furnace Carbon Ultra, or whatever? The higher end suit really does make a difference over their cheaper models. I'll never forget: I was paddling out alongside a buddy -- both of us had brand new Billabong suits on that we had gotten during a blowout sale. Mine was the top shelf Furnace Carbon, and his was the lower tier Furnace Absolute. Same thicknesses. We had both had a few waves and were paddling back out side by side. He said, "I'm cold." I said, "I'm warm." That's enough of a test for me to know that it's worth the extra bucks for the better suit.
     

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