Best Selling Wetsuits of 2012

Best Selling Wetsuits of 2012

Another year has passed and the numbers are in.  Curious what wetsuits were most popular in 2012?  We’ve ran the numbers, and broke them down by wetsuit thickness.  Don’t be upset if your favorite wetsuit didn’t make it.  Some wetsuits that came in late 2012 may not be on the list simply because they didn’t get enough time to sell.

We did run the list for all wetsuits combined and of course the 3/2 wetsuits where there are more surfers and therefore higher demand outsold the 4/3 wetsuits, and the 5mm and 6mm wetsuits came in last, simply because there are less surfers braving the cold waters of the north that need such a thick suit.

Top Selling 3/2 Wetsuits of 2012

  1. Rip Curl E-Bomb Pro 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
  2. Rip Curl Flash Bomb 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
  3. Rip Curl E-Bomb 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
  4. O’Neill Epic II 3/2 CT Wetsuit
  5. Quiksilver Cypher 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit
  6. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 3/2 Back Zip Flatlock Wetsuit
  7. O’Neill Psycho III 3/2 Wetsuit
  8. O’neill Psycho RG8 3/2 Wetsuit
  9. Rip Curl E-Bomb 3/2 Back Zip Wetsuit
  10. Billabong SG5 3/2 Chest Zip Wetsuit

Top Selling 4/3 Wetsuits or 2012

  1. Rip Curl E-Bomb 4/3 Chest Zip Wetsuit
  2. Patagonia Wetsuit – R3 Chest-Zip Full Suit
  3. Rip Curl E-Bomb Pro 4/3 Chest Zip Wetsuit
  4. Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 Chest Zip Wetsuit 
  5. O’neill Mutant 4/3 Hooded Wetsuit
  6. O’Neill Epic II 4/3 CT Wetsuit
  7. Rip Curl E-Bomb 4/3 Back Zip Wetsuit
  8. O’Neill SuperFreak 4/3 Wetsuit
  9. O’neill Heat 3Q Zip FSW 4/3 Wetsuit
  10. O’neill Psycho RG8 4/3 Wetsuit
  11. Billabong Foil 4/3 GBS Back Zip Wetsuit

Top Selling 5mm and up Wetsuits of 2012

  1. Patagonia R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
  2. O’neill Mutant 5/4 w Hood Wetsuit
  3. Quiksilver Syncro 5/4/3 Back Zip Wetsuit
  4. Billabong Foil Back Zip 5/4/3 Wetsuit w/Hood
  5. Billabong Women’s Synergy 5/4/3 with Hood
  6. Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
  7. O’neill Psycho RG8 5.5/4 Hooded Wetsuit
  8. Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit 
  9. O’neill Women’s D-Lux Mod 5/4 W/Hood Wetsuit
  10. Rip Curl Flash Bomb 6/5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit 
  11. O’neill Heat Hooded 6/5/4 Wetsuit

 Honorable Mentions: Wetsuits that had a late start in 2012 and didn’t get a chance to make the list, and suits that just didn’t get the attention we think they deserved.

What do you think?  Did a wetsuit not make the list that you think should have?

Tell us your thoughts using the comments section below.


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Matt is our chief blogger here at Cleanline Surf. He has an extensive knowledge of wetsuits, surfboards, and other surf gear and rides the products he writes about. When he isn't blogging he's answering your questions on the phone, packing up your brand new suit, or out in the water testing new gear.