The Psycho RG8 Wetsuit series takes the best aspects of O'Neill's incredible Zen-Zip closure found in their Psycho wetsuits and uses this same technology in a front-zip entry. The 2012 F.U.Z.E. closure system is an easier entry and exit, along with added warmth using RG8 Air Firewall. Tested by O'Neill's most intense team riders in the most frigid waters accross the globe.
Neoprene: 100% UltraFlex RG8
Seams: 1x Fluid Seam Weld
Zipper: Chest Zip
Model Year: 2012
Manufactures Part Number: 3850
F.U.Z.E. Closure System
Front Upper Zip Entry uses the same zipper technology as our Z.E.N. Zip closure keeping you dry withouth restricting flexibility.
100% Ultra Flex RG8 Neoprene
Super gooey, gumballistic material in an environmentally friendly option.
Krypto Knee Padz
Abrasion resistant, high stretch neoprene panel with ergonomic shaping designed to extend the life of the wetsuit and protect the knee while punching through waves.
Minimal Seam Design
Minimal seams for maximum flexibility.
1x Fluid Seam Weld
O'Neill first began incorporating recycled plastics and bottles into their RG8 Wetsuits in 2009. By working closely with their factories, and a handful of outside partners, O'Neill continues to find real solutions to the ecological waste issues facing the surf industry today. They work tirelessly with their global partners to find better ways to recycle scrap neoprene at the end of the wesuit lifecycle, and are discovering new ways to refine scrap neoprene and re-introduce it into other materials to build a variety of components and products typically made with first generation neoprene. O'Neill is excited to be at the forefront with this program and its efforts to reduce, re-use, and re-generate the products that keep you in the water longer.
Posted by Tom Wynne – 3rd Sep 2013
I wrote a negative review regarding this suit and would like to update it. After the 2nd time returning the suit it started to tear again, right at the seam. This time I bypassed the O'neill shop in Santa Cruz and sent the suit directly to the repair center with a letter explaining my disappointment along with copies of the previous repair tags. I was contacted by someone who said they were going to replace the suit with the new Techo-butter model but I would have to wait a few weeks to get my size. No problem. I've worn the suit 4 times now with no signs of tearing or separation. The cuffs seem to be have more of a finished look to them and the rubber seems a bit stretchier. A super warm suit and the chest zip makes paddling feel easier, just what my aging bones need. I'm glad O'neill finally replaced the suit, too bad it took 3 failures to do it. Will update if needed.
Posted by Tom Wynne – 15th May 2013
1st, let me say that there is no problem with Cleanline. Fast efficient service has made me a customer for life. Now for the product review: Very disappointed in my new O'neill wetsuit. Bought it end of February, received it 1st week of March, left sleeve started tearing and brought it in April 7 for repair, picked it up April 20th, now it has a tear starting in the right sleeve. So I will lose the suit for another 3 weeks to a month. And it's only May. They will have had the suit more than I have. Unfortunately they don't have a customer service e-mail so I can let them know how disappointed I am with their product before I make the trip to Santa Cruz, so I am posting this publicly in the hopes that someone who matters will see this. This is a top of the line RG8. I have owned O'neill wetsuits since the Animal Skins of the 70's and have never had to return one until now. I will be stuck wearing my 6 year old Patagonia back-up (that has some leakage but is otherwise intact with no repairs, ever) until the new suit comes back.
Posted by Matt G. - Cleanline Employee – 26th Apr 2012
I have been surfing in the Northwest for about 20 years. I am 25 years old now. I started young! In the past I have used Rip Curl wetsuits, but this time around I gave the O'Neill 5.5/4 RG8 a try. I did try on a Flash Bomb 5/4, but found the O'Neill fit better for me, and it was more flexible at the same time. I am 5'11" 150lbs, and I fit a size small perfect. In a Rip Curl I would wear a medium, but it was a bit big in the chest, and even short in the legs and arms. The O'Neill fit was just right for me, so I went with it in the end, even though I know I would have been stoked on either suit. The thing I really noticed about the RG8 right away was its flexibility. This thing is so stretchy for a 5.5 millimeter suit it's ridiculous! By far the most flexible suit I've worn to date. Getting in and out of the suit is a breeze. The zipper always stays connected so you can grab it with one hand and pull to close up the chest zip easily. The cinch on the chest and the hood are also easy to use, and let you decide how tight you want the hood to fit. I found the hood to be comfortable and as long as you cinch it down it doesn't flush. I have worn this suit about 10 times now, in March/April, in Oregon...the water temps are around 50 Deg Fahrenheit. I get cold easily, and this suit, paired with some 7mm booties is as toasty as I could ever need. I can see this suit getting a little warm in the summer when the water here can get up to 10 degrees warmer, but that's alright because then I can pop the hood back, which I don't find uncomfortable at all. If you are looking for a hooded full suit for cold winter days, that is comfortable, and doesn't sacrifice flexibility, then look no further. I am extremely satisfied with my RG8.
Matt G - Cleanline Employee
The staff at Cleanline Surf specialize in sizing O'Neill Wetsuits. If you have never tried an O'Neill suit before, we strongly urge you to call us for expert advice on sizing. We do have a size chart available below, but please take it with a grain of salt. For the perfect fit the first time please call and speak with one of our wetsuit experts.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund, or exchange within 30 days of receiving your order.