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’s Patagonia switching over to Yulex, a more sustainable alternative to neoprene, Rip Curl adding a quick-drying “flash” lining or the exceptional elasticity of O’Neill’s 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’s 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.
Looking for a solid women’s wetsuit that will keep you warm on the coldest winter days? We’ve rounded up the 7 Best Women’s Wetsuits for 2014, giving you the run down on the ins and outs of these cold water suits. Over the years women’s wetsuits have come a long way, and now nearly every brand out there offers a wide variety of hooded, and non-hooded options. If you are looking for a new wetsuit to take your mind off the cold and elevate your surfing to the next level this short list will no doubt point you in the right direction.
Roxy Cypher 5/4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
Women’s Cypher Wetsuit
Style, Flexibility, and Warmth
The Roxy Cypher 5/4/3 Wetsuit features a chest zip entry to reduce water entering the suit as well as an external Hydrolock Seam Seal which fully seals and strengthens the seams. Too add to the warmth factor the Cypher is lined with a Bio Fleece Thermal layer that adds extra insulation. Top this off with the Fiberlite Neoprene and you’ve got a really great women’s wetsuit. For the fashion sensible this is also one of the most aesthetically pleasing suits we carry. You can tell Roxy went the extra mile with the design on this one. Coming in a tad bit under the $350 range, this suit has both value and style.
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Girls Ages 18-24 who live in Oregon, Washington, or Canada are eligible to enter.
WIN A SPOT AT THE LISA ANDERSEN ROXY CHAMP CAMP!
4 TIME WORLD SURFING CHAMPION and ROXY ATHLETE, LISA ANDERSEN, MAKES FIRST TRIP TO CANADA TO COACH THE REGIONS BEST AMATEUR GIRLSURFERS
On Saturday October 20th, four time World Surfing Champion, Roxy athlete, and the most influential female surfer of all-time, Lisa Andersen,will bring the Roxy Champ Camp series to Canada for the first time to coachsome of the best amateur girls in the Pacific Northwest. This intimate and one of a kind experience is reserved for 8 lucky girls, 4 invitees and 4 that will be personally chosen by Lisa from a selection of online video entries.
This is ultimately a 2-day experience hosted by Roxy and the remote surf town of Tofino, BC. On Day 1, invitees and winners will spend the day surfing, with one-on-one coaching from Lisa and a second guest Roxy pro surfer. Technical video analysis, competition strategy surf conditioning and insight from one of the most successful female competitors in history makes this anunmatchable experience for girls and women in surfing. Day 2 will consist of a traditional Canadian cold-weather-beach-barbeque open to the public along with the chance to freesurf with Lisa Andersen.
How to Enter!
If you are a female surfer in Oregon, Washington or Canada (excluding Quebec), between the ages of 14-24, we invite you to upload a recent 30-second, or 3-wave, video to YouTube and email the link to RoxyCanada@Quiksilver.com
Complete Rules and Regulations are available on the Roxy.com Blog, by emailing RoxyCanada@Quiksilver.com or attached to this email.
Submit Your Video Between These Dates!
Friday September 21 – Friday October 05
Monday October 08, 2012
Saturday October 20, 2012
The Champ Camp is an unmatchable experience for girls and women, with surfing legend Lisa Andersen as their mentor, who seek to progress the sport of surfing through training and analysis.