The newest Psycho Tech wetsuit from O’Neill is the pinnacle of wetsuit technology and performance.The days of sacrificing one desirable trait in light of another are long gone. The new Psycho Tech is lightweight andwarm. Durable andFlexible. Easy to get on and itdries fast. Taped and sealed. To top it all off, O’Neill is now offering the exact same 5.5mm Hooded Psycho Tech in a Women’s Version as well. Overall, O’Neill hit an absolute home run with this wetsuit and I cannot wait to tell you why it should replace your current hooded full suit.
The Pro-Lite Smuggler is one of Pro Lite’s most consistently popular bags and probably the most unique travel bag out. Surfers know that traveling with boards gets expensive real quick, as many airlines are now charging a flat rate per board. Now Pro-Lite has engineered a very clever way to pack more boards than what appears to the untrained eye. If you’re looking to travel light and save a few dollars in the process the Smuggler is an excellent choice.
The Rip Curl Dawn Patrol has been a really popular wetsuit here at the shop for years and is one of our most trusted models. Josh, the owner, liked the dependability and warmth so much that he outfitted the entire Cleanline rental fleet with Dawn Patrol back zips a couple years ago.
Now for 2019, Rip Curl redesigned the Dawn Patrol and made some serious improvements. This new Dawn Patrol isn’t just last year’s model with some new logos. If you’re looking for a backup wetsuit or just want to get the most value for your money, the Dawn Patrol is hands down the way to go.
There are a lot of toys out there that Surfers are interested in, and a lot of them are out of the price range for your average gift. Surfboards can run over $1000 and wetsuits can run as much as $600. To make it easier to come up with gift ideas we have procured this short list of Awesome and Affordable Gifts for Surfers.
Christmas Shoppers Look No Further. Everything listed in the below guide is available for sale at our online surf shop as well as our two retail locations.
Today, wetsuit manufacturers have been endlessly experimenting with new materials in order to make their suits the warmest, most flexible, and/or fastest drying on the market. Whether it’s Patagonia switching over to Yulex, a more sustainable alternative to neoprene, Rip Curl using a quick-drying “flash” lining or the exceptional elasticity of O’Neill’s Technobutter neoprene; it seems every brand has developed some unique trait to distinguish themselves from their competitors. However, with these technical advancements comes a steady increase in price. It’s to the point that if you’re looking at purchasing a company’s high-end 5/4mm wetsuit you should be prepared to shell out $450-$600.
We realize that not everyone is looking for these top tier wetsuits. In fact, more times than not, we’re on a budget and looking for an inexpensive suit that will get the job done without breaking the bank. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a flat-water SUP user, a novice surfer who is tired of renting, or you’re just trying to save a little money; these are our picks for the best wetsuits you can buy for under $270.