Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit 4.65 5 3
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A favorite budget option for surfing cold water, the Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit blends the best of user-friendly function and must have performance features. To do this, the Dawn Patrol uses warm, long-lasting E4 Thermoflex Neoprene throughout the body for stretch and warmth, and Rip Curl's super stretchy E5 Neoprene in the arms and shoulders for maximum upper body flexibility. High-stress areas are secured internally with E5 Tape, and a wind-blocking Mesh Skin Chest Panel with internal E5 Flash lining helps retain heat, providing extra warmth to the core. The ultimate offering of quality features at an insanely affordable price, the easy back zip entry and highly durable construction of the Dawn Patrol Wetsuit make it an easy preference no matter what you're paddling into.


  • Thickness: 5/3mm
  • Neoprene: E5/E4 Neoprene
  • Seams: Glued and Blindstitched
  • Zipper: Back Zip
  • Hood: None
  • Model Year: 2018/2019
  • Manufacturers Part Number: WSM8FM

Product Features

  • Premium E5 neoprene in arms
  • E4 3/4 Thermoflex neoprene in body
  • Mesh skin chest panel with E5 Flash Lining
  • Back zip entry
  • Glued and blind-stitched seams
  • Internal E5 7ape in stress points
  • Durable S-Flex knee pads
  • Internal key pocket


Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit Warm and flexibleReview by Dkg Dkg
Really happy with the 5/3. My other dawn patrol 4/3 was great so I figured this would be good too. It's for sure heavier, maybe adds another half pound wet, but not enough to bother me. I guess there's lighter neoprene but I'd rather spend less and get a new one more often since they all last the same time anyway. Cleanline team was really nice too btw.
(Posted on 2/19/2019) 2019-02-19
Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit Warm suit - no over the neck back lining for that extra warmthReview by ToddS ToddS
I recently purchased the 5/3 dawn patrol back zip suit for 2018, RIPWSM8FM. It's a fine suite with a good fit for a back zip. The back zipper has a neoprene cover back lining that goes only up to your shoulders so the water doesn't funnel down your back. I gave 4 stars since the suite didn't have a pull-over neck for the back panel, else I would of given it a 5/5 star rating.
(Posted on 1/18/2019) 2019-01-18
Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 Back Zip Wetsuit Happy CamperReview by Z Z
I bought this wetsuit for some winter diving in Corpus Christi, Texas. With the water temperature at 60 degrees, I wore this wetsuit with booties and a hood and logged 7.5 hours over 3 dives in a single day. It kept me going the whole day and I only became uncomfortably cold after about 3 hours during my first dive; otherwise I stayed nice and warm.

The wetsuit fits comfortably and fits according to the size chart - large for 6'0", 180 lbs.

Unlike with scuba wetsuits, I could move my arms around pretty easily in the Rip Curl. I'm optimistic that it will work well when I wear it sailing, too.

Only one thing made me nervous about it - the wetsuit seemed to complain when I sat on rough concrete. I could feel and hear it sticking as I shifted around. I'll be sure to sit on smoother surfaces next time so I don't nick up the bum.

Overall I'm very happy with the wetsuit. I checked out wetsuits at dive shops before looking at this one, and the Rip Curl is simply a better wetsuit and it's actually affordable. Would recommend to others.
(Posted on 1/16/2019) 2019-01-16

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Size Chart

At Cleanline Surf we specialize in sizing Rip Curl Wetsuits. Every brand fits a bit different so if you have any doubt about what size wetsuit to get, we strongly urge you to call and speak with one of our wetsuit experts. Getting the right size is extremely important and in the end it will save you both time and money by avoiding a return.

XS5′6″-5′8″120-135 lbs34-36″28-30″21″25.5″
S5′7″-5′9″135-155 lbs36-38″29-31″21.25″26.75″
ST5′9″-5′11″140-160 lbs36-38″29-31″22″28″
MS5′7″-5′9″150-170 lbs38-40″30-32″21.25″26.75″
M5′9″-5′11″150-170 lbs38-40″30-32″22″28″
MT5′11″-6′1″160-180 lbs38-40″30-32″22.25″29″
LS5′9″-5′11″170-190 lbs40-41.5″32-34″22″28″
L5′11″-6′1″170-190 lbs39.5-41.5″32-34″22.25″29″
LT6′1″-6′3″180-200 lbs39-41.5″32-34″23″30″
XLS5′11″-6′1″190-210 lbs42-44″34-36″22.25″29″
XL6′1″-6′3″190-210 lbs42-44″34-36″23″30.25″
XLT6′4″-6′6″200-220 lbs42-44″34-36″23″32.5″
XXL6′2″-6′4″210-230 lbs44-46″36-38″24″31.5″
XXXL6′2″-6′4″230-250 lbs46-48″38-42″24″31.5″

Full Rip Curl Wetsuit Size Chart



  • 3 year warranty on all stitching for wetsuits
  • 12 month warranty on materials for wetsuits
  • Wetsuit Accessories (such as boots, gloves, hoods) carry a 3-month warranty from date of purchase


  • Damage caused by anything other than defects in materials or workmanship.
  • Use in commercial, rental, teaching or instructional programs or activities.
  • Damage caused by extended or excessive exposure to sunlight, improper handling or storage, or failure to follow instruction provided with this product.
  • This product when classified as being 2nd hand or it is being sold as a 2nd (it is being sold as a product with existing defects).
  • Normal wear and tear, including scratches and fading.
  • Wetsuits repaired by other repair service.

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Send it back to Rip Curl by certified mail, along with proof of purchase (receipt or invoice). Your wetsuit will be returned to you as soon as possible free of charge (if covered under warranty).


Rip Curl USA
3030 Airway Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ph: 714-422-3600


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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