Surf Booties are one of the most important pieces of gear a surfer wears. To and from the beach your feet need to be protected against rocks, barnacles, and anything nature can throw at you. When you’re out in the water, your feet being the part of your body that is in the water the most, need to be protected from the cold. In the end you need something that will hold up to a beating, keep you warm in the coldest conditions, and feel comfortable when you wear it. Here is a list of our top selling best surf booties along with a brief run down on the features each boot has. If you are looking for sizing information check out our custom made wetsuit boot size chart. In the end if would like to talk to us about the best surf bootie for you, please don’t hesitate to call us and one of our expert staff can help you find what will work best for you.
When 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.
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.
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.
Another year has passed and the numbers are in. Curious what wetsuits were most popular in 2012? We’ve ran the numbers, and broke them down by wetsuit thickness. Don’t be upset if your favorite wetsuit didn’t make it. Some wetsuits that came in late 2012 may not be on the list simply because they didn’t get enough time to sell.
We did run the list for all wetsuits combined and of course the 3/2 wetsuits where there are more surfers and therefore higher demand outsold the 4/3 wetsuits, and the 5mm and 6mm wetsuits came in last, simply because there are less surfers braving the cold waters of the north that need such a thick suit.
Top Selling 3/2 Wetsuits of 2012
- Rip Curl E-Bomb Pro 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
- Rip Curl Flash Bomb 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
- Rip Curl E-Bomb 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
- O’Neill Epic II 3/2 CT Wetsuit
- Quiksilver Cypher 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
- Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 3/2 Back Zip Flatlock Wetsuit
- O’Neill Psycho III 3/2 Wetsuit
- O’neill Psycho RG8 3/2 Wetsuit
- Rip Curl E-Bomb 3/2 Back Zip Wetsuit
- Billabong SG5 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
Top Selling 4/3 Wetsuits or 2012
- Rip Curl E-Bomb 4/3 Chest Zip Wetsuit
- Patagonia Wetsuit – R3 Chest-Zip Full Suit
- Rip Curl E-Bomb Pro 4/3 Chest Zip Wetsuit
- Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Chest Zip Wetsuit
- O’neill Mutant 4/3 Hooded Wetsuit
- O’Neill Epic II 4/3 CT Wetsuit
- Rip Curl E-Bomb 4/3 Back Zip Wetsuit
- O’Neill SuperFreak 4/3 Wetsuit
- O’neill Heat 3Q Zip FSW 4/3 Wetsuit
- O’neill Psycho RG8 4/3 Wetsuit
- Billabong Foil 4/3 GBS Back Zip Wetsuit
Top Selling 5mm and up Wetsuits of 2012
- Patagonia R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
- O’neill Mutant 5/4 w Hood Wetsuit
- Quiksilver Syncro 5/4/3 Back Zip Wetsuit
- Billabong Foil Back Zip 5/4/3 Wetsuit w/Hood
- Billabong Women’s Synergy 5/4/3 with Hood
- Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
- O’neill Psycho RG8 5.5/4 Hooded Wetsuit
- Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
- O’neill Women’s D-Lux Mod 5/4 W/Hood Wetsuit
- Rip Curl Flash Bomb 6/5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
- O’neill Heat Hooded 6/5/4 Wetsuit
Honorable Mentions: Wetsuits that had a late start in 2012 and didn’t get a chance to make the list, and suits that just didn’t get the attention we think they deserved.
- O’Neill Psycho III 3/2 Wetsuit
- O’Neill Psycho III 4/3 Wetsuit
- Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit
- Patagonia R1 Wetsuit
- Patagonia R2 Wetsuit
What do you think? Did a wetsuit not make the list that you think should have?
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