Best 6 Women's Spring Wetsuits of 2023

Best 6 Women's Spring Wetsuits of 2023

Every year, the time comes when you can strip off the full suit and venture into warmer waters. A 1-2 mm spring suit is the best option to ease out of those chilly winter months and prepare for the warmer weather. We’ve gathered our six best women’s spring wetsuits of 2023 to share with the ladies venturing into warmer waters. Below, we'll review the suits, organized from the most affordable to the most high-performance.

Wetsuits Reviewed

  • Rip Curl - Women’s Dawn Patrol 2mm Spring Wetsuit - $89.95+
  • O’Neill - Women’s Reactor II 2mm Spring Wetsuit - $109.95
  • O’Neill - Women’s Bahia 2/1mm Spring Wetsuit - $109.95
  • Roxy - Women’s Swell Series 2mm Spring Wetsuit - $159.95
  • Patagonia - Women’s R1 Lite Yulex Spring Wetsuit - $138.95+
  • O’Neill - Women’s Hyperfreak 2mm Spring Wetsuit - $199.95

In this guide, we are defining our lady's spring suits as wetsuits in the 1-2mm range

Rip Curl Women’s Dawn Patrol - $89.95+

“Most Popular and Practical”

Rip Curl Women’s Dawn Patrol Spring Wetsuit

Our most popular, the Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Spring Suit, is the perfect combination of comfort and coverage. This suit uses E5 Neoprene that is light against the skin and keeps enough heat where needed. Long sleeves paired with the mesh-lined boy-short cut will make you confident in rough surf. Another great feature of this suit is the back zip design making it an easy entry for anyone to use.

Offered in a short-sleeve and long-sleeve model, it’s a great go-to suit for the spring season as the temperature rises. The Rip Curl Dawn Patrol series has a timeless aesthetic and uses high-quality materials making this an easy addition to any warm water wetsuit quiver.

The Dawn Patrol is an excellent suit for transitioning from spring to warmer, sunny days on the California coast while the water is still chilly. Unsurprisingly, this suit ranks number one on our list because of its cost-effectiveness and excellent quality materials.

Highlights and Features

  • Boy cut legs for the best coverage
  • Easy back zip entry
  • Lightweight neoprene
  • Fits small

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Rip Curl Women’s Dawn Patrol 2mm Short Sleeve Back Zip Spring Wetsuit - $119.95
Rip Curl Women’s Dawn Patrol 2mm Long Sleeve Back Zip Spring Wetsuit - $109.95

O’Neill Women’s Reactor II - $109.95

"Our Budget Pick"

O’Neill Women’s Reactor II Spring Wetsuit


Get the best bang for your buck with Women's Reactor II. This respected neoprene option offers great features at an affordable price. The limestone-based material is both pliable and soft - so you'll feel secure in this lightweight women’s wetsuit. Enjoy more comfort on windy days as well; smooth skin panels block out cold gusts while keeping heat trapped close to your body. Don't miss this unbeatable value from one of the top brands in the surf industry.

The Reactor II is constructed for superior durability and comfort. Made from flexible neoprene, it features a flatlock stitch that flexes easily with the wearer's movements. The back zip entry makes getting in and out of this suit much simpler than any other chest-zip option on the market.

Highlights and Features

  • Affordable price point
  • Available in three different colors
  • Wind-blocking smooth skin
  • Durable neoprene

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O’Neill Women’s Reactor II 2mm Short Sleeve Back Zip Spring Wetsuit - $109.95

O’Neill Women’s Bahia - $109.95

“A Classic & Comfy Spring Suit”

O’Neill Women’s Bahia Spring Wetsuit

One of O’Neill’s tried and true women's specific wetsuit lines, this economical suit with a classic cut is a staple in the women’s surf world. The Bahia 2/1mm spring suit combines comfort and fun, allowing you to show off your style on the waves with confidence.

The UltraFlex neoprene used in the suit, paired with seamless paddle zones around the shoulders, sets you up for ultimate mobility. The Bahia is built with a Double Superseal Neck feature that will protect your skin from rash or chafing. Essentially the Double Superseal Neck is a fully adjustable closure lined with smooth skin in order to maximize the suit's comfortability.

Lastly, the women’s Bahia is cost-friendly and stylish without sacrificing on quality.

Highlights and Features

  • Superior comfort and fit
  • Unrestricted paddling
  • Minimizes rubbing and rash
  • Easy entry

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O'Neill Women’s Bahia Short Sleeve Front Zip - $109.95

Roxy Women’s Swell Series - $159.95

“Fun and Functional”

Roxy Women’s Swell Series Spring Wetsuit


Roxy has been designing fun and functional wetsuits for years. The all-new Roxy Swell Series replaces the tried and true Syncro line.

The light and flexible StretchFlight Eco neoprene used in the suit will keep your core toasty without restricting movement. The back zip entry makes it easy to get on and off quickly, keeping you in the water longer. Available in a short sleeve and long sleeve option, the long sleeves and boy-short cut offer more security in the water when navigating through the swell. Another great feature of this suit is the hydro-wrapped, completely adjustable neck closure, making flushing a distant memory.

Keep the Roxy Swell in mind if you have a more narrow build. It could be the perfect option this spring and summer.

Highlights and Features

  • Comfortable liner
  • Eco-friendly neoprene
  • Feminine colorways
  • Slender fit

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Roxy Women’s Swell Series 2mm Long Sleeve Back Zip Spring Wetsuit - $159.95

Patagonia Women’s Lite Yulex - $138.95+

“Our most Eco-Conscious Spring Suit”

Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Long Jane Spring Wetsuit

The Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex model line is a classic design focused on functionality in the water. Known for its eco-conscious products, Patagonia is well-stocked with its array of spring suits. Patagonia uses neoprene-free Yulex natural rubber, making it extra durable and eco-friendly. The suits fit under the Iron Clad warranty program, so you know you will get the most time out of your spring suit.

Offered in sleeveless, short-sleeve, and long-sleeve designs, there’s an option for various conditions. A fun but subtle addition to this suit is the floral design, making the suit's aesthetics timeless.

If you want to invest in a great piece of gear and have a lighter environmental footprint, this suit is the one for you. This suit is an excellent option for the local San Onofre long boarder dawn patrolling before the crowds arrive, keeping you extra warm while the sun rises. To learn more about Yulex, read our Women's Patagonia Yulex Wetsuit Review.

Highlights and Features

  • Most durable option
  • Neoprene free rubber
  • Iron Clad Warranty
  • Assortment of model options

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Patagonia Women’s R1 Lite Yulex 1.5mm Sleeveless Spring Jane Wetsuit - $138.95
Patagonia Women’s R1 Lite Yulex Spring Juanita Wetsuit - $159.00
Patagonia Women’s R1 Lite Yulex 2mm Chest Zip Long Sleeve Spring Jane Wetsuit - $179.00
Patagonia Women’s R1 Lite Yulex 2mm Sleeveless Spring Long Jane Wetsuit - $179.00
Patagonia Women’s R1 Lite Yulex 2mm Chest Zip Long Sleeve Spring Wetsuit - $269.00

O’Neill Women’s Hyperfreak - $199.95

“Unmatched Flexibility”

O’Neill Women’s Hyperfreak Spring Wetsuit


Brand new for spring 2023, the Women’s Hyperfreak is a much-anticipated option for hard-charging ladies. The most notable feature is the Recycled Technobutter 3 neoprene. This stuff has established itself as the most lightweight and flexible neoprene on the market. A jersey-looking TB3X neoprene is used in the shoulders and arms. It’s almost like the suit is barely there with its unrestricted performance.

Typical with spring suits, breathable flatlock seams ensure ultimate mobility from top to bottom. When charging big waves, the boy cut legs stay in place. The large front zip closure allows easy entry and exit from the suit.

Look no further than the new women’s Hyperfreak if you need a high-performance spring suit. With the high-tech features, it won’t let you down when the perfect swell conditions align.

Highlights and Features

  • Constructed from recycled rubber
  • Most lightweight and flexible neoprene offered
  • True to size fit

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O’Neill Women’s Hyperfreak 2mm Long Sleeve Sunshirt Front Zip Spring Wetsuit - $199.95

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Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the featured 6 best women's spring wetsuits offer a wide range of features and benefits for surfers looking to stay warm, dry, and comfortable in the water. From the affordable O'Neill Reactor to the high-performance Hyperfreak, eco-friendly Patagonia Yulex, and stylish Rip Curl Dawn Patrol, you don't have to break the bank.

So do yourself a favor - before you hit the waves, ask yourself, "what wetsuit speaks to you?" Whether you want a sleek design and comfort at an inexpensive price or wish to take your performance up a notch with the latest tech on the market, whatever you decide will surely make riding the waves this spring even more enjoyable!

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