Rip Curl's Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit. Finally the Dawn Patrol is available in a 5mm wetsuit! For the surfer who wants a quality wetsuit from the leading brand, incorporating som ehigh end features, at an economical price, look no further. The Dawn Patrol boasts a complete redesign with additional features giving it the fit and feel of a high end suit at a great price. The suit is now 100% SuperStretch utilizing an E3 and Freeflex combination. We have also added Flash Lining to the chest and a Batwing to provide minimal water entry through the back zip.
Neoprene: E3 Neoprene
Seams: GBS(Glued and Blind Stitched)
Zipper: Back Zip
Model Year: 2012/2013
Manufactures Part Number: WSUXFM
Sizing: Rip Curl Wetsuits Size Chart
E3 NEOPRENE - The third generation of Elastomax Superstretch Neoprene. Lighter, Warmer, and More Flexible.
BATWING SYSTEM - The Batwing provides a barrier from water entry and cold water flushes.
FIRESKIN LINING - (On Chest Panel)New and improved! Now thinner and lighter, but still the warmest available.
MESH SKIN - Smooth mesh panels that assort solar heat and reduce wind chill.
BLUE STEEL SEALED ZIP - Water resistant, steel head zipper with engineered overlapping teeth and a urethane coating.
STITCHLESS UNDERARMS - For unrestriced flexibility and maximum movement.
ULTRALITE - Exceptionally Durrable and Warm Neoprene with a Soft hand feel.
STRESS POINT TAPED - Tape is added to the key stress points and junctions to increase strength and durability.
GBS SEAMS - Glued and Blind Stitched
STASH POCKET - External zip pocket with key loop.
Posted by Tom – 14th Feb 2013
I took this suit out in 38 degree water for a 2 hour session and it kept me warm the whole time. I actually had to take an extended rest because I was getting a bit too warm, which I much prefer to being cold. The flash dry lining keeps you nice and toasty. I have been way colder in the water on summer days than I was in this wetsuit in February surfing in the Mid-Atlantic. I'm really glad Cleanline Surf reviewed this wetsuit and sells it for such a great price.
Posted by The Cleanline Crew – 26th Sep 2012
This year, for the first time Rip Curl has released their entry level Dawn Patrol Wetsuit in a 5/3mm back zip fullsuit. What makes this suit so exciting is the amount of 5mm neoprene in the suit. Unlike many suits the 5mm neoprene extends throughout the entire leg section where flexibility is not as important, along with on the chest panel. In the arms is where the 3mm neoprene comes in, making the suit as flexible as possible with the E3 Neoprene. Being a Rip Curl wetsuit the neoprene is also cut a bit thicker than other 5mm suits making it that much warmer. To top it all off the 5/3mm Dawn Patrol comes with Flash Dry Lining in the chest panel, adding warmth, and allowing the suit to dry that much faster. Being made to the quality standards of Rip Curl, and the fact that this suit is backed by their excellent warranty makes this suit or top pick for cold water wetsuits under $200.