Top Picks: 4 Quality & Affordable Wetsuits Under $200

Today, wetsuit manufacturers have been endlessly experimenting with new materials in order to make their suits the warmest, most flexible, and/or fastest drying on the market. Whether it is Patagonia lining their wetsuits with merino wool, Rip Curl adding a quick-drying “flash” lining, or the exceptional elasticity of O’Neill’s new Technobutter neoprene; it seems every brand has developed some unique trait to distinguish themselves from their competitors. However, with these technical advancements comes a steady increase in price. It is to the point that if you’re looking at purchasing a company’s high end 5/4mm wetsuit you should be prepared to shell out $450-$600.

We realize that not everyone is looking for these top tier wetsuits. In fact, more times than not, we are on a budget and looking for an inexpensive suit that will get the job done without breaking the bank. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a flat-water SUP user, a novice surfer who is tired of renting/borrowing, or you’re just trying to save a little money; these are our picks for the best wetsuits you can buy for under $200.

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Ozone REO 2015 Surf Kite Review

Ozone Reo Kite Reviews for the 2015 REO on the internet and in kite mags provideaccurate information highlighting this wave kite’s attributes; fast, direct handling generating consistent power with a sweet low aspect shape that will drift with you down the line. All true. This year I chose the REO after a four year stint on wave-specific delta kite which I selected purely for the purpose of wave riding. I liked the deltas, they go upwind like crazy and stay connected to the wave. If you’re into boosting, they do that well too. What was missing was turning performance so rather than re-hash available reviews, I wanted to write one that highlighted my reasons for switching.

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The Puddle Jumper – Lib Tech and Lost Surfboards

Matt “Mayhem” Biolos, shaper for Lost Surfboards, and our friends at Lib Tech have teamed up and we couldn’t be more excited. Announced at this year’s Sima Surf Expo, Lib Tech will release one of Matt’s newer shapes, the Puddle Jumper, in their revolutionary waterboard construction for Spring.  Also part of the collab are two retro fish snowboards.

Shown here is Marshall Alberga on the new Lost Collab.

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Best Selling Wetsuits of 2014

Best Selling Wetsuits 2014

It was a good year for surfing wetsuits.  Manufactures trimmed some suits down and made major improvements in flexibility, especially in cold water suits.  In the hunt for your next wetsuit, this information should be a great starting point and reference to what the masses have chosen.  Below is a list of the best selling Men’s and Women’s wetsuits for Cleanline in 2014.

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Patagonia Women’s R4 Wetsuit – Exclusively at Cleanline Surf

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PatagoniaCleanlineWmnsR4It was not long ago that wetsuits weren’t tailored to be gender specific.  Women had to choose the best wetsuit from companies that didn’t even consider the female anatomy when designing their suits. While this is still an issue today, we here at Cleanline Surf support women’s cold water surfing, especially considering a wetsuit at least 5/4mm thick is vital for winters here on Oregon’s northern coast. This is why we have partnered up with Patagonia to exclusively offer the new 2014 Women’s R4 Hooded Chest Zip wetsuit.

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