"The best non-hooded 5mm back zip for under $200.00. It's 100% E4 superstretch, glued and blind stitched, and what really separates the Dawn Patrol from other suits in this price range is that it's 90% taped on the inside. In a nutshell it's warm, flexible and durable. We like it so much we use it in our rental fleet."
Rip Curl's Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit. This is the third year this wetsuit has been available in a 5mm thickness, and it's now upgraded with E4 Neoprene! For the surfer who wants a quality wetsuit from the leading brand, incorporating some high 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 E4 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: E4 Neoprene
Seams: GBS(Glued and Blind Stitched)
Zipper: Back Zip
Model Year: 2014/2015
Manufactures Part Number: WSM4FM
E4 NEOPRENE - The fourth 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 unrestricted 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.
- Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit Great Beginner WetsuitReview by Challey Challey
RatingThis suit replaced my old suit, which was a solid 5-4 O'Neil that I had been very happy with for years. I can tell you that I have a lot more mobility in the Dawn Patrol suit, and I am a lot warmer than before! The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that it takes a while to dry while hanging, unlike some of the other technology that Ripcurl has that drys in 15 minutes. Aside from that, this is the best bang for your buck out there.(Posted on 10/16/2014) 2014-10-16
- Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit good warm wettieReview by jae jae
RatingWarm wettie(Posted on 9/2/2014) 2014-09-02
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THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE FOLLOWING :
- Damage caused by anything other than defects in materials or workmanship.
- Use in commercial, rental, teaching or instructional programs or activities.
- Damage caused by extended or excessive exposure to sunlight, improper handling or storage, or failure to follow instruction provided with this product.
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3030 Airway Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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