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Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit - 2017

Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit - 2017 4.8 5 5
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Cleanline Staff Member Stefan Cleanline Staff

Stefan Says:

"For just over $200, I think the Absolute X is the best value in a Hooded 5/4 Wetsuit. With an easy, dependable chest zip entry, ample warmth and surprisingly flexible neoprene, the Absolute X is solid on all fronts. What really separates this suit from its peers is the exterior fluid seam weld over the stitching for added durability and warmth. Something you won't see on any other suit under $300. Save some cash!"


Fully sealed seams equal superior warmth in the Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Wetsuit. Starting with top quality AX2 Superflex Neoprene and not skimping on essential cold water features, this value packed wetsuit is one of the best deals on the market. The Absolute X is insulated with soft, water-shedding hollow fiber thermal panels in the torso that are lined with a wind blocking smooth skin outer. Durable glued and blind-stitched seams are taped internally and then sealed on the outside with a liquid seam seal keeping water out and locking in warmth. Fulfill all your cold water surf needs and enjoy your time in the water in the extremely affordable Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Wetsuit.


  • Thickness: 5/4mm
  • Neoprene: AX2 Superflex Neoprene
  • Seams: Sealed and Taped Seams
  • Zipper: Chest Zip
  • Hood: Attached
  • Model Year: 2017
  • Manufacturers Part Number: MWFULXH5

Product Features

  • Premium AX2 Superflex Neoprene
  • Chest Zip Entry System
  • External Liquid Sealed Seams
  • Internal Pressure Bonded Neo Taped Seams
  • Glued and Blind-Stitched Construction
  • Internal Hollow Fiber Thermal Lining in the Chest and Back
  • External Wind Resistant Mesh Chest and Back Panels
  • Attached Hood with Adjustable Cinch Lock
  • Durable Supratex Knee Pads
  • Key Stash


Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit - 2017 Great value and serviceReview by Ed Ed
Fits perfect. The price is right and Cleanline's service is excellent as always. Fast shipping and even comes with a handful of complementary Starbursts!
(Posted on 7/20/2018) 2018-07-20
Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit - 2017 Great Suit!Review by Carso Carso
I have bought this same suit twice. Its a fantastic suit for the price. In the past I would buy the top of the line Ripcurl 5/4 hooded suit and I have found that its just too heavy of material. It took me about 5 purchases of these Ripcurls to figure it out. When I bought the Billabong Absolute I found that it keeps me just as warm and I feel much more lightweight/flexible in turns/paddling and is really all I need.
Note of advice of any wetsuit brand: Even if you wash your suit every time you still need to spray a little corrosion oil spray or black corrosion waterproof paint on the zipper. (Once a month or so) Almost all zippers from every brand break if you don’t baby them.

P.S. Yes! Cleanline does have the best customer service I have encountered. Thanks Cleanline!
(Posted on 5/30/2018) 2018-05-30
Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit - 2017 Perfect for the winterReview by Al Al
Can't believe the price on this. Surfing the river every other day in this thing and haven't felt cold once. Great suit. Shipping was fast and painless thanks to Cleanline.
(Posted on 3/27/2018) 2018-03-27
Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit - 2017 Great Winter Suit!Review by Silas Silas
I was looking for a suit that would fit my body size, that was warm, well-made, and inexpensive. I settled on this suit because of the great price and quality.

I wasn't sure how the suit would fit me, but I decided to go with the LT. I am 6'3" and 170 lbs. The suit is still a little bit tall on me which is nice so I can grow a little bit more into the suit. Even though I am below the weight recommendation for this suit, it still fits well.

For a suit that is $220 dollars retail and $193 right now on CleanLine, it doesn't get better than this. All the seams are even taped on the outside to prevent water from entering! The neoprene is very soft and stretches well, not restricting at all. High-Quality knee pads as well. The hood is also very nice.

The design of this suit is very nice! High-quality features on a low priced suit. Chest and back panels keep you nice a warm. Inside lining is quick drying and feels very nice! Only minor complaints are that I wish the zipper worked the other way, so you don't have to attach the two sides every time you wish to zip up the suit, (not a big problem, just a preference). Also, the piece at the bottom of the hood that is supposed to rest on your chin doesn't usually stay there, it usually slides off my chin (but not a huge inconvenience)

This is a warm suit! Although it is only a 5/4 I surfed it in New England in February (41-degree Fahrenheit water). Most sites say you should get a 6/5, but I managed with this 5/4.

Overall - Great Suit, Great Price, Great Surfing!
(Posted on 3/22/2018) 2018-03-22
Billabong Absolute X 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit - 2017 Happy and toastyReview by SciGuy SciGuy
Great suit for the price, keeping me toasty warm in the Gulf of Maine. Great stretch and feel to the suit, easy paddling and low water exchange. The windproof chest/back are a plus on cold windy days, but the lack of stretch from those sections is noticeable when I'm on my SUP. Still, I'd rather have the extra warmth than a fraction of extra movement. Durability of the suit remains to be seen but so far I'm digging it.

Also, Cleanline's attention to customer satisfaction is fantastic and appreciated!
(Posted on 11/26/2017) 2017-11-26

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Size Chart

At Cleanline Surf we specialize in sizing Billabong Wetsuits. We do have size charts available below, however if you have never tried on a Billabong suit before we strongly urge you to call and speak with one of our wetsuit experts. When it comes to wetsuits, getting the right size is extremely important and a quick phone call will save you both time and money by avoiding a return.

S5′6″ - 5′8″135 - 150 lbs36"- 38"29"- 31"
MS5′6″ - 5′9″145 - 160 lbs38"- 40"30"- 32"
M5′9″ - 5′11″155 -170 lbs38"- 40"31"- 33"
MT5′11″ - 6′1″165 - 180 lbs39"- 40"31"- 33"
LS5′7″ - 5′9″165 - 180 lbs41"- 43"33"- 35"
L5′11″ - 6′1″175 - 190 lbs41"- 43"33"- 35"
LT6′1″ - 6′5″185 - 200 lbs41"- 43"33"- 35"
XLS5′8″ - 5′10″175 - 190 lbs43"- 44"36"- 38"
XL6′0″ - 6′5″190 - 205 lbs43"- 44"36"- 38"
XXL6′1″ - 6′4″205 - 220 lbs44"- 46"38"- 40"


At Billabong Wetsuits we pride ourselves on the highest quality construction and fit. The following warranties apply per product category, under normal recreational use and proper care, on material and workmanship from the original purchase date.

1 YEAR on all materials and workmanship

Billabong Wetsuits is the only party authorized to determine warranty eligibility. Products under warranty will be evaluated for repair or replacement at Billabong Wetsuits's sole discretion.

The following circumstances will not be covered under warranty:

  • Self repair or alterations to products
  • Warranty request without proof of purchase
  • Wetsuits over 1 year from date of purchase
  • Accessories over 3 months from date of purchase.

NOTE: If your product is no longer under warranty, but you would still like it repaired, we recommend you get a quote from a reliable wetsuit repair shop in your area. Billabong assumes no responsibility for your wetsuit should you decide to do this.


Returns are easy! We understand that in some situations returns or exchanges may be necessary. We also want you to be stoked on your purchase. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund, or exchange within 30 days of receiving your order. Items must be in new condition with original tags and packaging.

Please make sure your wetsuit fits before taking it in the water. We are not able to take returns or exchanges on used wetsuits.

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