Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit 5 5 7
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Filling the gap between cold spells and deep currents Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Wetsuit supplies full coverage without risk of overheating. Offering premium features for paddling into cold, crisp waves, and a proven performance-driven design, this is the ultimate suit for surfing in chilly conditions. Delivering more stretch and a faster drying time, the improved Flash Bomb Wetsuit has a lighter weight and lower profile for a snug fit and incredible comfort. Rip Curl's E5 Neoprene, combined with their award-winning Flash Dry Lining, provides a soft and cozy interior and creates a flexible suit that moves and stretches comfortably with your body. Offering a warm, cozy hood, a secure chest zip entry and a watertight, slimline bead of Aquaban + seam seal on the lower three-quarters of the suit, the Rip Curl Hooded Flash Bomb Wetsuit ensures warmth for your entire session.


  • Thickness: 4/3mm
  • Neoprene: E5
  • Internal Lining: E5 Flash
  • Seams: Sealed/Taped
  • Zipper: Chest Zip
  • Hood: Attached
  • Model Year: 2019/2020
  • Manufacturers Part Number: WSU7BF

Product Features

  • Premium E5 high stretch, lightweight neoprene
  • Fast Drying E5 Flash lining also provides comfort and warmth
  • Attached hood with Flash lining
  • 3/4 external Aquaban + seam seal
  • Glued and blindstitched seams
  • Internal E5 Flash lining tape in stress points
  • Easy chest zip entry system with a lightweight zipper that's low profile
  • Chest and back mesh skin panels that absorb solar heat and reduce wind chill
  • Durable S-Flex knee pads
  • Magnetic key pocket
  • Made in Rip Curl's very own wetsuit factory


Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit This suit kicks assReview by Fast Big Dog Fast Big Dog
The warmest, most flexible suit I have ever owned. I just spent a week in 50 degree water with absolutely no problem and unlike previous 5/4s or 4/3's, this suit is so soft and flexible that you forget you are wearing it almost immediately. I'm 6'3", 185 with fairly broad shoulders that the LT fits like a glove. It is a bit spendy, but worth every penny. Nothing is more important than being comfortable in cold water and being able to paddle for waves like you're just in trunks, so have one less beer every night necessary to make up the difference between this and some cheap POS suit. You'll be glad you did.
(Posted on 6/16/2019) 2019-06-16
Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Amazeballs Review by Mikey Mikey
This wetsuit is toasty warm and super stretchy. Works in the ice cold deschutes as well as the ocean. Clean line is badass and hooked me up with schwag in my online order, I’ve been recommending them to everyone who is in the market for a new suit!
(Posted on 4/22/2019) 2019-04-22
Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Best hooded wetsuit for Oregon Review by amoose amoose
This is the best wetsuit and I’ve tried pretty much all the brands. It’s warmer than my xcel 5/4 hooded and wayyyy more flexible. I also have this suit in 5.5/4 and it’s honeslty too warm for Oregon. I haven’t been cold in this thing yet and have surfed all winter. It also dries 5x as fast as any suit I’ve ever tried. It’s not bs. I think the fluffy lining makes it more like a 4.5/3.5 in terms of warmth.
(Posted on 4/1/2019) 2019-04-01
Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit It really is niceReview by famousface famousface
First of all, I didn't know if I should do a 5/4 or a 4/3. My last wetsuit was a 5mm from about 20 years ago. At first I tried a 5/4 and it was really warm - too warm. I did the 4/3 and it was about like my old 5mm. So, for most people in 50 degree water, it really is just fine. Secondly, it is very flexible and dries really quickly. So, I like it and am happy with it.
(Posted on 5/16/2018) 2018-05-16
Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Great WetsuitReview by RV RV
I use Rip Curl wetsuits exclusively and have not been disappointed. The new Flashbomb lining is very warm and dries quickly. I've used it twice now and very happy with the fit, warmth and performance.
(Posted on 12/19/2017) 2017-12-19
Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Quick dry & cozyReview by Mac Mac
The carpet-like fleece is comfortable and warm.

What I’m most stoked about and a main reason for buying my 3 flash bomb wetsuits is the drying quickly. In winter it’s nice to know that I don’t need to put some heat on it to be ready for the next day. Putting suits in the sun for drying does degrade the neoprene - I’m hoping to get good longevity out of these to make up the difference in price.

One thing to remember is that these flashbombs do run short. I’m a solid medium, 5’9” 150 and with a medium the arms and legs are quite short - a medium tall is what Inneed so that I don’t stretch out the seams in the crotch and cause a leak. I’ve seen this size issue on 4 different flash bombs. I don’t know if this size issue is generalized to all rip curls, but I may have heard that it does. Once you know this, no problem.

So, yeah, stoked.
(Posted on 12/15/2017) 2017-12-15
Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit HOT!Review by Stijn Stijn
This wetsuit is super warm and feels high quality. I went from being cold in an Excel 4/3 w/ booties to almost being too hot in this wetsuit without booties. I use it at Ocean Beach SF.

I've only used it 4 times but so far so good. The fit is a little shorter than Excel/ O'neill (MT) but still fits well.

I do wonder how much extra weight the fluffy inside is adding... Haven't seen any stats on it but it feels a little heavier.
(Posted on 11/20/2017) 2017-11-20

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Size Chart

Rip Curl Men's Wetsuits — 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″
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″22.5″29″
LS5′9″-5′11″170 -190 lbs40 - 42″32 - 34″22″28″
L5′11″-6′1″170 -190 lbs40 - 42″32 - 34″22.5″29″
LT6′1″-6′3″180 -200 lbs40 - 42″32 - 34″23″30.25″
XLS5′11″-6′1″190 -210 lbs42 - 44″34 - 36″22.5″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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Rip Curl Wetsuits repair service

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).


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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.

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