Sneak Peak at Quiksilver’s Zipper Less Wetsuit

Quiksilver Zipper Less Wetsuit

Quiksilver has announced their soon to be release zipper less wetsuit. It’s not the first by any means, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen them in production. The idea behind a zipper less wetsuit is that it adds flexibility. Zippers are not flexible. The chest zip entry replaced the zipper less wetsuit, but now it’s coming back around. Rip Curl also has a wetsuit without a zipper on the slate for a 2013 release.

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The 6 Best Hooded Wetsuits for 2013

Top 6 Hooded Wetsuits 2013When it comes to hooded wetsuits, the staff here at Cleanline Surf are experts. Most of the year a wetsuit with a hood is a necessity here in Oregon. Here we are, a few months into 2013 and we’ve had a lot of time to think about the Fall 2012 wetsuits. We’ve heard your praise, as well as criticism for the different wetsuits we carry and taken that into mind. Also, we’ve had personal experience with many of these suits while surfing in the cold waters here in the Northwest where it takes a top notch wetsuit to stand up to the coldest elements in mid winter. These are all high end wetsuits. I’m not covering the entry level wetsuits that come with detachable hoods. I’m not going to cover features like key pockets, and drain holes. This is strictly a brief rundown on the major features and benefits of these suits. With that said, here are the top six cold water hooded wetsuits for 2012/2013, in no particular order.

For the updates for 2014 Hooded Wetsuits, check out the post for the Top 6 Hooded Wetsuits of 2014.

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Top 5 Spring Wetsuits of 2013

Let’s get straight to business here. What are the best new spring wetsuits for 2013? Here’s the rundown in no particular order. The main three factors we will be looking for in these wetsuits are warmth, flexibility, and durability. If you have questions about any of these spring suits feel free to call us and speak to one of our wetsuit experts. Click on any of the images below for more details on these spring wetsuits.

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O’Neill PsychoFreak vs Rip Curl Flash Bomb Plus

Flash Bomb Plus vs PsychoFreak

THE BATTLE OF TWO ULTRA HIGH END WETSUITS

We get a lot of questions about the differences between these two wetsuits. Being the top of the line suits from Rip Curl and O’Neill you might want to know what you’re getting when you’re dropping $500 or more. In this review I’ll be comparing the 4/3 Flash Bomb Plus, and the 4.5/3.5 PsychoFreak. I haven’t tried these out in the water, so some of this review is speculation, or based on customer feedback I have recieved, and all of this review is solely my opinion. Everyone has their personal preferences when it comes to wetsuits, so if you want to hear more opinions feel free to give us a call and talk to one of the wetsuit experts here at Cleanline Surf.
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