O'Neill Hyperfreak Fire Wetsuit Review

O'Neill Hyperfreak Fire Wetsuit Review

Brand new for Fall 2022, the O’Neill Hyperfreak Fire is an exciting development in the already legendary Hyperfreak line. O’Neill combined their most flexible wetsuit with a new thermal element that improves the warmth and performance of the Hyperfreak to a new level. Available in both men's and women's models, read on to learn more about this epic new suit.

Highlights and Features

  • Next-Level stretch TechnoButter 4X
  • Increased Durability and Warmth of TechnoButter 4
  • “Fire Hot Feedback Loop” from TB4 Firewall
  • Added strength with Integration of Graphene into materials

Hyperfreak Fire Wetsuit

Close up of the external seam construction on the O'Neill Hyperfreak Fire wetsuit.

Neoprene and Liners

Constructed out of TechnoButter 4 and TechnoButter 4x, the Hyperfreak Fire is more flexible than ever. TechnoButter 4 and TechnoButter 4x have integrated recycled graphene into the jersey to increase the warmth and strength of the material. Graphene absorbs and retains your body heat to create a “thermal feedback loop” to keep you warmer for longer.

The Hyperfreak Fire is lined with TB4 Firewall similar to what was found in the prior Pyschotech model but with added recycled graphene fibers. The TB4 Firewall makes the Hyperfreak significantly warmer than previous versions resulting in ultimate flexibility and warmth.

Close up the interior lining on the front and back of the O'Neill Hyperfreak Fire wetsuit.

Seams and Stitching

The Hyperfreak Fire utilizes glued and blindstitched seams to keep the suit flexible and durable. New for fall 22’, the Hyperfreak Fire has exterior fluid seam welds complimenting the GBS seams. Exterior fluid seam weld works to increase the seal and durability of the suit. With the seam weld and glued and blindstitched seams working together, you can count on the Hyperfreak Fire to perform in even colder conditions than the standard Hyperfreak model.

When first looking at the Hyperfreak Fire, some would think the suit would be less flexible with the seam weld. The all-new Hyperfreak Fire remains more flexible than the previous models of Hyperfreak with the help of the TB4 and TBX used in the panels. The externally sealed seams are found on all thicknesses of the Hyperfreak Fire and will keep the suit noticeably more watertight throughout your sessions.

Close up the thickness logo on the O'Neill Hyperfreak Fire wetsuit.

Fit and Cut

Like all of the O'Neill wetsuit models, the Hyperfreak Fire fits true to the O’Neill size chart. The materials used in the suit are very stretchy, so if you are in between sizes, we recommend that you size down. O’Neill created the Hyperfreak Fire with larger panels so that the materials could form and fit more effectively. This is good news for those with larger shoulders.

The TB4X and TB4 used in the arms and shoulders of the suit will allow for greater comfort and mobility. The added stretch assists in the entry and exit of the suit as well. The Hyperfreak Fire remains sealed along the wrists and ankles using segmented 3D seals keeping water out and the suit properly fitted.

Entry and Zipper

The O’Neill Hyperfreak fire comes in two variations of entry. The chest zip version is outfitted with O’Neill’s F.U.Z.E. entry which stands for front upper zipper entry. The F.U.Z.E. entry has a free-floating zipper panel over a 360-degree barrier that works to keep water from flushing the suit and has strategically placed drain holes to allow water that does make it through to drain quickly. The F.U.Z.E. entry is zipped together with a durable zipper that doesn’t require threading before zipping it closed.

The back zip version sports O’Neill’s Z.E.N. zip closure. The Z.E.N. zip entry works by placing an anti-flush barrier between the free-floating durable zipper and the wearer, ensuring a comfortable fit. The anti-flush barrier extends up the back and pulls over the wearer’s head to create an effective seal around the neck and zipper. This entry has drain holes to keep you lighter and dryer.

Close up of the key pocket on the right calf of the O'Neill Hyperfreak Fire wetsuit.


The Hyperfreak Fire continues the legacy of the Hyperfreak as being one of the stretchiest suits on the market. The all-new TB4 and TBX have the stretch and buttery feel that surpasses their competitors. During your sessions, you can feel how stretchy and unrestrictive the materials used in the suit are and how much warmth the integrated graphene provides. The Hyperfreak Fire will allow you to forget about what suit you are wearing and focus on catching more waves.

Value and Durability

With great features and exceptional performance, the Hyperfreak Fire is a suit that provides excellent value for the price. With next-level stretch, a toasty warm liner, and watertight seam weld, the Hyperfreak Fire provides competition-level performance. New for this year, the added graphene within the TB4 and TB4X create more durable and resilient materials to make the Hyperfreak Fire last longer than previous renditions.

O'Neill Hyperfreak Fire 4/3 chest zip wetsuit.

Staff Feedback

“If you were a fan of the Hyperfreak like me, then you will be blown away by the new Hyperfreak Fire. This suit has the same unmatched flexibility of years past with the addition of several key features that will keep you warmer and surfing longer. Adding the TB4 Firewall and exterior fluid seam weld means you no longer have to sacrifice performance for warmth. To top it all off, the Hyperfreak Fire has a laundry list of sustainable features. You can be proud wearing this suit knowing that aside from being extremely functional, it also takes steps in bettering our planet!”

- Spencer

Customer Feedback

"Used it for the first time yesterday. Super warm and very easy to get in and out of. No need to tug at the legs for half an hour in a cold parking lot. Dries fast too."

- Nancy

"Wore about 4 times bows here in So Cal. Still breaking it in, but definitely keeps me warm! Worth the money."

- Manny

Final Thoughts

With new technologies being introduced to the Hyperfreak line in Fall 22’, the Hyperfreak Fire is an exciting new addition to O’Neill’s wetsuit lineup that allows extreme flexibility and stretch without compromising warmth. The Hyperfreak Fire is a high-performing suit at a great price that will keep you stoked and in the water for longer.

If you have any other questions about the Hyperfreak Fire or any other products, feel free to contact us at support@cleanlinesurf.com, call us toll-free at 1-888-546-6176, or leave a comment below.