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Topic Title: Whats the best and cheapest wet suit out there these days?
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 02/03/2019 12:12 AM
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I picked up an O'Neill Psychotech Fuze 4/3 from Pleasure Sports, around half price (a real fluke and a real clearance item) at their fall sale. I didn't get a chance to try it in January and have to keep the surgical wound on my ear dry until at least Feb. 11, but I think O'Neill is onto something with high-end rubber. Thinking of Outer Banks, Whalebone sells Vissla. Yes, the owner thinks highly of the people behind the brand. For online shopping, Wetsuit Wearhouse had a good sale in December. Cleanline in Oregon is not usually lowest-price but does have clearance items and good service, worth checking. I agree that Hurley has gotten out-of-line expensive ($750 for hand made in Japan?), but keep an eye out for sales. I have two from Volte that I like (Western Australia, more or less a revival of West). They are a bit erratic in what's available at their US site but have had great customer service.
 02/03/2019 09:29 AM
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Cole

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Catalyst had some nice mid level suits for a pretty decent price; $150 or so.
 02/04/2019 05:03 PM
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 02/05/2019 02:09 PM
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Jonesey1

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The limestone based neoprene is far superior in my opinion and is used by the higher end xcel wetsuits with the infrared liner. Other brands too probably. You can find these deals anywhere online for less than $200 if you search the like of swimoutlet, backcountry, amazon, wetsuit warehouse, jacks. A local shop may even have on clearance of last years model? But if you go to a local shop you better buy it there and not just try them on. I believe xcel started the limestone based neoprene in 2017 models and later but not 100% on that
 02/05/2019 03:42 PM
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SpinK

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Originally posted by: Cole

Catalyst had some nice mid level suits for a pretty decent price; $150 or so.


Agreed! Catalyst has my vote!!



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 03/01/2019 01:32 PM
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surfthecoochie

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All you need in florida south of the cape in the winter is a long sleeve wetsuit shirt and booties. The booties are the key to staying warm.
 03/04/2019 11:32 AM
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Waverider969

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Thanks for all the great info guys. looks like things warmed up and winter is almost over and I survived with out a new suit. Lol. Wow Oneill psychofreak sounds great but $500 is a bit pricey.
 03/04/2019 05:23 PM
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TRIBULATIONexodus

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The best sale of the year is specifically at the O'Neil Shop on 41st Ave in Capitola CA (santa cruz)- They have a parking lot sale the last Saturday and Sunday of August (weekend before Labor Day), where the wet suits are 45-65% off. Now that I live in the PNW sourth of Vancouver, I just call the shop do a phone transaction and have them ship it up here. I have never found a website that offers a better deal than that particular sale.
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