12 Misconceptions About Wetsuits

12 Misconceptions About Wetsuits

Every year we ship thousands of wetsuits to people all over the world.  We sell hundreds of wetsuits to people through our local brick and mortar shops.  Combine those two numbers, and that still doesn’t come close to the number of wetsuits we rent out every year.  We know wetsuits, and in our 30+ years of business we’ve seen and heard it all.  Here is a list of the top 12 misconceptions in our experience when it comes to wetsuits. Continue reading

Limited Edition Mutant 4.5/3.5 with Techno Butter

O'Neill Mutant 4.5/3.5 Limited Edition 52-12 Wetsuit

O’Neill has been hard at work in their area 52 labs coming up with the latest wetsuit tech, and this time around they have come up with something truly awesome.  The new Mutant 4.5/3.5 with Techno Butter Neoprene and Super Seam Weld Technology is about as versatile a wetsuit as you can get.  Basically they took the Mutant, which was already a great wetsuit, and made it lighter, warmer, and more flexible.

The Techno Butter is boasted to be a 17% lighter formula with 30% less water absorption, and it dries quicker than any previous O’Neill Neoprene.  The Super Seam Weld Tech is an all new narrower silicone-based urethane seal applied to the outside of a triple glued stitchless seam.  60% Thinner, and Lighter.  Thinner = More Stretch.  Bam!  The detachable hood on this suit extends its temperature range to get you through those icy duck dives without the icy headache, all the while giving you the option to completely shed the hood on warmer days.

This suit retails for $449.95 and is worth every penny.

Stock is limited on this Limited Edition Series.  Get’em while their hot!

O'Neill Mutant 4.5/3.5 Limited Edition 5212 Wetsuit


New Rip Curl E-Bomb Hooded 4.5mm/3.5mm Wetsuit In Stock Now

Rip Curl E-Bomb Wetsuits

Rip Curl has just released their Hooded E-Bomb Wetsuit in a 4.5/3.5 thickness and we’ve got it!  This new wetsuit fills a gap for those people who like to brave colder waters in a more flexible 4/3 suit, but still want the hood to stave off the ice cream headaches, and flushing that can happen sometimes when not wearing a hooded wetsuit.

Rip Curl E-Bomb 4.4/3.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit

Rip Curl E-Bomb 4.4/3.5 Hooded Wetsuit


Basically this wetsuit is the exact same as its 5.5/4.5mm counterpart, so here’s what Caleb (A Cleanline Employee who wears the Hooded E-Bomb) has to say about it.

I have been surfing in the Northwest since I was 8 years old, all the while struggling to find the right cold water wetsuit with a hood that fits. I have finally found it with the E-Bomb 5.5/4.5. It is the most flexible and warm suit, and the hood is the most comfortable on the market. I highly recommend this wetsuit for anyone surfing cold water anywhere!

Caleb H. – Cleanline Employee