Hang 10... or as they now say...hit the lip!

2nd Light Forums
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Whats the best and cheapest wet suit out there these days?
Topic Summary:
Created On: 02/01/2019 04:33 AM
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
1 2 Next Last unread
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 02/01/2019 04:33 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Waverider969

Posts: 320
Joined Forum: 11/20/2011

Been out of the wet suit buying game for a bit, but finally realized its perhaps time to retire my 6 year old suit (that still looks brand new since I don't wear it much living in SFL) for something newer and lighter. I hear the suits are getting lighter and better these days so maybe its time to upgrade. Just want to know whats a good full suit for under $200 preferably near $100.
 02/01/2019 04:36 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Sector9surf

Posts: 1942
Joined Forum: 01/14/2010

I like the 2/2mm billabong suits. It's keeps me plenty warm even on the cold days down here.
 02/01/2019 05:01 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Cole

Posts: 37180
Joined Forum: 07/22/2003

Most of them are pretty good these days, you just have to skip the basement versions with the non sealed back zipper.

-------------------------
Dave doesn't like me.
 02/01/2019 05:44 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Julianuribe23

Posts: 644
Joined Forum: 05/21/2012

I highly recommend getting suits from online outlets; You can often find last year's suits for 30-50% off. I just ordered a 2017 Xcel Comp X for $150 and they retail for $300ish.

Edited: 02/01/2019 at 05:44 AM by Julianuribe23
 02/01/2019 05:47 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Plan B

Posts: 1869
Joined Forum: 03/08/2004

I'll say you get what you pay for.... $100, save your $. But since you live down down and COLD isnt really a priority, you can get something mid-tier and not pay extra for the rubber sealed seams and thermal lining. Check out the Oneill psychofreak. It's like being naked with snug nads.
 02/01/2019 06:09 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


dingpatch

Posts: 13081
Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

The WetSuit Wearhouse is always a good place to start.

https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.c..._content=1A%20-%20Core
 02/01/2019 07:19 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


KP

Posts: 3522
Joined Forum: 07/28/2006

Originally posted by: Julianuribe23

I highly recommend getting suits from online outlets; You can often find last year's suits for 30-50% off. I just ordered a 2017 Xcel Comp X for $150 and they retail for $300ish.


Evo is good place to check also. They sometimes have good deals on previous higher end model Xcel suits..

Definitely go for a top tier suit. And clip you nails!


-------------------------
Time and tide wait for no one.....
 02/01/2019 07:26 AM
User is online View Users Profile Print this message


wtf

Posts: 3060
Joined Forum: 11/23/2005

This might be exactly what you are looking for, I mean it's literally the name of the company - Cheapo Wetsuits

-------------------------
trump - putting the 'con' in conservative
 02/01/2019 07:42 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Julianuribe23

Posts: 644
Joined Forum: 05/21/2012

Originally posted by: KP
Originally posted by: Julianuribe23 I highly recommend getting suits from online outlets; You can often find last year's suits for 30-50% off. I just ordered a 2017 Xcel Comp X for $150 and they retail for $300ish.
Evo is good place to check also. They sometimes have good deals on previous higher end model Xcel suits.. Definitely go for a top tier suit. And clip you nails!
I actually bought my suit from them lol
 02/01/2019 07:46 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Marco Polo

Posts: 646
Joined Forum: 11/10/2006

Or you could go to your local shop and support your neighbors
 02/01/2019 08:19 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


spindrift

Posts: 146
Joined Forum: 10/28/2016

Wetsuit wearhouse is great! They have a huge selection, full range of styles, and periodic great sales (25% off!). The quiksilver synchro and hyperflex vyrl are both fully sealed backzips with a flush guard inside the the zipper. And hyperflex is really soft and stretchy neoprene
But you can find get some great deals on entry level suits too. Free shipping, free returns, great customer service

-------------------------

spindrift

 02/01/2019 09:59 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Julianuribe23

Posts: 644
Joined Forum: 05/21/2012

.

Edited: 02/01/2019 at 10:01 AM by Julianuribe23
 02/01/2019 10:00 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Julianuribe23

Posts: 644
Joined Forum: 05/21/2012

Originally posted by: Marco Polo Or you could go to your local shop and support your neighbors
or you could use the money you saved from shopping online to buy things at your local surf shop (especially things normally costs full price or cant buy online). I shop both online and at Catalyst and I believe any sensible person would use both.

Edited: 02/01/2019 at 10:01 AM by Julianuribe23
 02/01/2019 10:33 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


monsoon

Posts: 43
Joined Forum: 09/17/2017

Vissla wetsuits. Clean design. Functional.
 02/01/2019 01:29 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Kimo63

Posts: 354
Joined Forum: 04/22/2012

I've gotten a few from Wetsuitwearhouse.com never had a problem
 02/01/2019 03:46 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Surfanything

Posts: 8
Joined Forum: 08/14/2012

There are a lot of good options out there. From my experience, the fit is noticeably different depending on the brand. Given that, I would advise to try something on in person. You may end spending just a few more dollars, but it will pay dividends in the end. A poor fitting suit can make surfing rough. Just my two cents.
 02/01/2019 03:51 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


K07

Posts: 38
Joined Forum: 09/02/2012

Well I'm pretty sure Ron Jon will have some el cheapos but I wouldn't recommend that. I just updated my rubber this past fall, they're all pretty competitive with one exception... Hurley... Stay away from Hurley if you don't want to spend more than you have to. Also get a chest zip rather than back zip, it's worth it. The entry level Billabong Furnace is a good bang for your buck imo. Rip Curl has some nice options too as always.
 02/02/2019 12:36 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


ofdphildo

Posts: 73
Joined Forum: 09/17/2005

Needessentialsusa.com
 02/02/2019 02:59 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


foam ball

Posts: 1802
Joined Forum: 06/01/2005

The Oniell hyperfreak comp zipperless is crazy stretchy. Feels like a rashguard.
 02/02/2019 04:41 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


spindrift

Posts: 146
Joined Forum: 10/28/2016

Originally posted by: Surfanything

There are a lot of good options out there. From my experience, the fit is noticeably different depending on the brand. Given that, I would advise to try something on in person. You may end spending just a few more dollars, but it will pay dividends in the end. A poor fitting suit can make surfing rough. Just my two cents.

Get your self measured at any laundry/tailor. Talk to wetsuit wearhouse folks. They ship free. Doesnt fit? Send it back. Free.
No local shop has anything close to what they offer. For half the price....your money....



-------------------------

spindrift

Statistics
145838 users are registered to the 2nd Light Forums forum.
There are currently 9 users logged in to the forum.

FuseTalk Basic Edition - © 1999-2019 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.

Hey Matt B ... How the hell o are you ??? :)