Rip Curl Flash Bomb Heat Seeker Review

Rip Curl Flash Bomb Heat Seeker ReviewThe Flash Bomb Heat Seeker is one of the most unique suits we’ve ever carried at the shop and one of our most asked-about pieces of gear. After years of research and development, Rip Curl released the Heat Seeker to a lot of hype. Now that the suit has proven itself in the water, we’re excited to present a full in-depth review.
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The Six Best Women’s Hooded Wetsuits For 2019

A good wetsuit can change your surfing experience, and you really do get what you pay for. If you use your wetsuit regularly or hate being cold, it’s worth investing a little for something high-quality. When you can stay out for longer sessions, your surfing improves, and you can catch more sunsets and not worry about the temperature dropping. No suit is perfect, and most of them (like most of us) are outstanding in some categories and average in others. With that said, here’s our roundup of the Best Women’s Hooded Wetsuits for 2019.

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2019’s Best 4/3 Hooded Wetsuits

2019s Best Hooded 4/3 WetsuitsWith wetsuits getting warmer every year, surfers are looking to the lighter and more flexible 4/3 Hooded Wetsuits to replace their heavier 5/4’s. We now have the luxury to choose from a wide range of 4/3 wetsuits with hoods, so which one should you get? We spend a lot of time in the water testing wetsuits, and a good 4/3 with a hood can work well in the Northwest where water temps often hover around 50 degrees. That said, here’s our rundown on a few staff and customer favorites.
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Rip Curl Wetsuits Overview for 2018

Rip Curl Wetsuits Overview for 2018The new fullsuits for 2018 have landed and we’re stoked to run you through the new suits. Rip Curl has made a lot of changes to their lineup this fall, and introduced some big updates to their material and wetsuit technology. We’ve saved you the time of combing through the spec sheets and compiled a list of the new updates in an overview of the Fall 2018 wetsuits.
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Top Picks: 4 Quality & Affordable Wetsuits Under $200

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 adding 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 are 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/borrowing, or you’re just trying to save a little money; these are our picks for the best wetsuits you can buy for under $200.

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