The Best Selling Wetsuits Of 2018

The Best Selling Wetsuits of 2018Another year, another wetsuit roundup, and this time we look back on the best-selling wetsuits of 2018. This year, we saw a lot of welcome upgrades from wetsuit companies, including some important improvements by Billabong and Patagonia. The old favorites still fill out much of this list, however there’s some newcomers like the Furnace Absolute, which despite being out for only a couple months, has held its own here. Now that the new year has passed, we’ve looked back and reviewed the numbers to find the most popular suits of 2018.

*For this list we’re including less common thicknesses like a straight 3mm or a 3.5mm in the most similar category. In this example, the 3/2mm section.



Best Selling 3/2mm Wetsuits

  1. Hurley Advantage Plus Chest Zip ($249.95)
  2. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Back Zip ($179.95)
  3. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Chest Zip ($209.95)
  4. Rip Curl Omega Flatlock Back Zip ($119.95)
  5. O’Neill HyperFreak Comp Zip Free ($289.95)
  6. O’Neill HyperFreak Chest Zip ($279.95)
  7. Rip Curl E-Bomb Chest Zip ($299.95)
  8. Rip Curl E-Bomb Pro Zip Free (279.95)
  9. Rip Curl Flash Bomb Zip Free ($349.95)
  10. O’Neill Psycho Freak ($509.95)

Best Selling 4/3mm Wetsuits

  1. Patagonia R3 Hooded Chest Zip ($519.00)
  2. Hurley Advantage Plus Chest Zip ($279.95)
  3. O’Neill Psycho Tech Hooded ($459.95)
  4. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Back Zip ($199.95)
  5. O’Neill Epic Back Zip ($184.95)
  6. O’Neill HyperFreak Comp Zipless ($299.95)
  7. Quiksilver Syncro Back Zip ($159.95)
  8. O’Neill Psycho Tech Chest Zip ($419.95)
  9. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Chest Zip ($229.95)
  10. O’Neill Psycho Freak Back Zip ($529.95)

Best Selling 5mm Wetsuits

  1. O’Neill Psycho Tech Hooded Chest Zip ($489.95)
  2. Quiksilver Syncro Hooded Chest Zip ($199.95)
  3. Billabong Furnace Absolute X Hooded Chest Zip ($239.95)
  4. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Hooded Chest Zip ($269.95)
  5. Patagonia R4 Yulex Hooded Chest Zip ($549.00)
  6. Rip Curl Flash Bomb Hooded Chest Zip ($469.95)
  7. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Back Zip ($209.95)
  8. Quiksilver Syncro Back Zip ($179.95)
  9. Quiksilver Syncro Plus Hooded Chest Zip ($234.95)
  10. Hotline Ultra Hot Combo ($429.95)

Best Selling Women’s 3/2mm Wetsuits

  1. Rip Curl Flash Bomb Chest Zip ($379.95)
  2. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Back Zip ($169.95)
  3. Roxy Syncro Flatlock Back Zip ($119.95)
  4. Billabong Furnace Synergy Chest Zip ($179.95)
  5. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Chest Zip ($209.95)
  6. Roxy Syncro Back Zip ($149.95)
  7. Billabong Furnace Synergy Back Zip ($149.95)
  8. Rip Curl Omega Flatlock Back Zip ($109.95)
  9. Roxy Syncro Flatlock Back Zip ($119.95)
  10. O’Neill Reactor II Back Zip ($114.95)

Best Selling Women’s 4/3mm Wetsuits

  1. Roxy Syncro Back Zip ($159.95)
  2. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Back Zip ($179.95)
  3. O’Neill Psycho Tech Chest Zip ($419.95)
  4. Rip Curl Flash Bomb Chest Zip ($419.95)
  5. O’Neill Epic Back Zip ($184.95)
  6. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Chest Zip ($229.95)
  7. Billabong Furnace Synergy ($179.95)
  8. O’Neill O’Riginal Chest Zip ($249.95)
  9. O’Neill Psycho I Back Zip ($369.95)
  10. Roxy Performance Chest Zip ($339.95)

Best Selling Women’s 5mm Wetsuits

  1. Roxy Syncro Back Zip ($179.95)
  2. Billabong Furnace Synergy Hooded Chest Zip ($209.95)
  3. O’Neill Psycho Tech Hooded Chest Zip ($489.95)
  4. Roxy Syncro Plus Hooded Chest Zip ($234.95)
  5. Rip Curl Flash Bomb Hooded Chest Zip ($439.95)
  6. Roxy Syncro Hooded Chest Zip ($179.95)
  7. Patagonia Women’s R4 ($549.00)
  8. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Back Zip ($199.95)
  9. Roxy Performance Hooded Chest Zip ($354.95)
  10. Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Chest Zip ($249.95)

Conclusion

Psycho Tech: Undisputed Champ

For the fourth consecutive year, the 5.5mm O’Neill Psycho Tech holds it down as our most popular suit. Super warm, freakishly flexible, and pretty darn comfortable, the Psycho Tech is good as it gets, performance-wise in wetsuits.

Looking at all the results, the Rip Curl Dawn Patrol, Quiksilver Syncro and Billabong Furnace Absolute (And the Women’s version, the Furnace Synergy) make up the large majority of the lists and that doesn’t really come as a huge surprise. All three of those suits are relatively affordable but are spec’d out at a higher quality than most other entry-level suits out there.

The most popular women’s suit overall was the Roxy Syncro Hooded Chest Zip, which makes sense considering how good of a value it is. Finally, the Ultra Hot Combo by Hotline deserves some kind of Cleanline legacy/lifetime achievement award for coming in on this list for what has to be close to three decades now.

So there you have it, our best selling wetsuits of the year.

As always, if you have any questions about wetsuits or any surf gear in general, feel free to shoot us an email via support@cleanlinesurf.com or give us a call at 1-888-546-6176.

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