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Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit

Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit 4.75 5 4
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The E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit is Rip Curl's ultimate performance wetsuit. Delivering massive stretch, a smooth streamline fit and protection from cold water, the E-Bomb continues to be a team favorite. This season the E-Bomb has been made even better by adding Aquaban Plus external liquid tape for increased warmth and comfort. Having your wetsuit sealed on the outside of the seams adds life to the suit and prevents chilly water from leaking in, keeping you toasty warm for more time in the water.

The E-Bomb is for the surfer who wants incomparable stretch and flexibility. Made with Rip Curl's most advanced E4 neoprene, your paddling and surfing movement will feel more natural, keeping a smile on your face and your wave count up. The combination of quality materials, high tech neoprene and flexible sealed seams creates a super performance suit for coldwater surfing that you can rely on for many sessions to come. Built with a thickness for every water temp, try an E-Bomb today and feel the ultimate super stretch wetsuit.


Thickness: 5.5/4.5mm

Neoprene: 100% E4 NEOPRENE

Seams: Aquaban Plus with Internal E4+ Tape

Zipper: Chest Zip

Hood: Attached

Model Year: 2016/2017

Manufactures Part Number: WSM5DE


Product Features

  • E4 Neoprene - E4 Neoprene - The lightest, most flexible and warmest neoprene ever.
  • Aquaban Plus Liquid Tape - External seams are sealed with improved Aquaban Plus liquid tape with slimline bead and more stretch allowing unrestricted comfort.
  • E4+ Tape - Internal seams are taped in critical areas with E4+ Super Stretch Tape, reinforcing high stress areas and allowing unrestricted stretch.
  • Mesh Skin Back - A heat absorbing thermal panel on the back that provides protection from the wind.
  • Chest Zip Entry - A front closure system that provides the freedom of a zip free suit with the easy access of a back zip.
  • Lock Slide Design - A shock cord closure system built into the chest zip suits allows the user to adjust according to their specific needs.
  • Drainage System - A 3 hole drainage system allows excess water to drain freely.
  • Contour Legs - Pre-bent leg panels with tough and cushy knee pads.
  • Key Pocket - External stash pocket with key loop.


Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Warm in the ArticReview by Hayden Hayden
So I previously wrote a review of this suit before I got to wear it in the water..
Here is how it performed in the water:
I surfed in northern Norway in Lofoten islands at the end of March 2017. The water temp ranged from 38-40 Fahrenheit. I wore 7mil booties and 5mill gloves. There were your occasional blizzards with a wind chill and frost bite from the snow whipping at your skin well into the below zero temperatures.. This suit was absolutely amazing!! I was able to surf for up to 3 hours in these conditions without getting cold! I was constantly paddling but honestly I had to let that bone chilling water into my suit because of how much sweat was building up inside. The suit was more flexible in both the arms and legs then my Oneil 4/3. It dried fairly quick. It did take some time to get on and off but when you have that much rubber on I am pretty sure it should take some time.
Overall I love this suit and stayed plenty warm in those temperatures. The hood was comfy and actually had to take it off at certain points in the surf.
Recommend this suit and getting from this company for sure!
(Posted on 11/16/2017) 2017-11-16
Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit So far perfectReview by Hayden Hayden
Wetsuit: i got the medium tall and fits like a gem. Have not worn it in the water yet but the flexibility in the shoulders is good. IN the legs the flexibility is excellent. The hood fits my face perfectly. It's a very comfortable suit. I am going to surf in it at the end of march 2017 - April 2017 and I'll right another review of how warm it is.

Company: as for a company they deserve 6 out of 5 stars. Cheaper then buying off any other website. No sales tax. And free shipping. My order also came with a few extra goodies in the package (that I did not purchase) that made me feel like a valued customer. I will definitely reccomend this company to all my friends and I will use them for future purchases.
(Posted on 2/22/2017) 2017-02-22
Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit So far soooo goodReview by Gabe Gabe
I am writing to review the hooded chest zip E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 wetsuit.

So far I have used it once in 3-5ft conditions this past week in Rhode Island. It was a nice day; sunny, air and water both in low 40s. So keeping in mind that these were not dead of winter conditions and in waves that size I didn't spend a ton of time underwater, this suit more than did the job. I stayed out for nearly three hours and for most of it I was completely warm. Seriously warm.

Flexibility is great for a thick suit and so is water-tightness. When paddling, some water does pool in the upper chest area, but then drains through some designated holes when you sit up.

I am really happy with the suit and highly recommend it. I gave it four stars instead of five simply because I haven't been out in really cold conditions yet.

Comments on Cleanline:
Not only were the staff members friendly and helpful when I called to exchange for a larger size. The first package arrived with some very useful SWAG and a hand-written thank you note. Very classy folks.

Thank you so much,

(Posted on 1/15/2017) 2017-01-15
Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Rip Curl E Bomb / The BombReview by Cheese Wizz Cheese Wizz
I had bought this same suit 2 years ago thinking it was a 4/3 .... Lol
I looked at sleeve when I was looking for replacement and saw 4.5 / 5.5
I thought dam I am in great paddling shape to do over hour and half most times in winter!

Here in Spring Lake / Belmar area of New Jersey we get some of our best waves from Jan - April

I have used this suit in 34 degree water for over a hour , No Problem!!
The suit is very flexible after a couple uses , It held up great for the abuse I put it through! even put some patches and sealers on it to get through end of season

over all I would highly recommend this suit ! It is a Great suit that I didn't see many places carry it ....I saw it here and bought it in June for next winter !!!!! Hell Yeah

One of the locals I surf with Bought the Rip Curl E Bomb 3.5 / 4.5
He recommended this suit said a little easier to paddle and stayed warm but didn't stay in water as long.
(Posted on 7/22/2016) 2016-07-22

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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″120-140 lbs34-36″28-30″21″26″
S5′7″-5′8″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 lbs40-42″32-34″22″28″
L5′11″-6′1″170-190 lbs40-42″32-34″22.25″29″
LT6′1″-6′3″180-200 lbs40-42″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″
XLT6′3″-6′5″200-220 lbs42-44″34-36″23.25″32″
XXL6′2″-6′4″210-230 lbs44-46″36-38″23.25″31″
XXXL6′2″-6′4″230-250 lbs46-48″38-42″23.25″31″

Full Rip Curl Wetsuit Size Chart



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  • 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.
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We understand that when purchasing gifts, returns and exchanges can be necessary, which is why for the Holidays we are extending our Return Policy so that anything purchased as a gift this Holiday Season is eligible to be returned by the end of January. If you are not 100% satisfied with your product you may return it for a full refund, or exchange by the end of the month of January 2018.

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