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Need Essential Wetsuits

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Created by Jonopark Saturday, 16 Mar 2019
Jonopark
WA, 389 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 1:26PM
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Has anyone tried one and what are they like?
220 sounds a little too cheap.....

mocha1
WA, 779 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 1:35PM
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They are good mate
soft comfy neoprene, good zips, good fit
no branding just black no advertising to pay.
supposedly from the same rubber as the big boys
220 is better than 600+

DJMWA
WA, 290 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 2:33PM
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I bought the 4/3 thermal for a second wetsuit last year. Waaaaaayyyy to hot for Perth other than for dawnies or for screaming easterlies on an overcast day. Rubber is pretty good but maybe not as good as a $650+ Wetty, I'd say it's more like a $450 wetty so still a good deal really.
(full disclaimer: I am a bit of a wetty snob and haven't had anything other than top line Xcel wetties for the past 8 years)

Nutdip
WA, 46 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 4:02PM
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I've just ordered another from them to take on a NZ trip in April. So good having one drying while using the other. Ymmv but in Perth they last 2 winters and become a nice backup wettie. Zero wait and good communitcation.

Jonopark
WA, 389 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 5:04PM
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cheers for heads up, ordered one and will do a review. only really used ebombs past few years and only last one year max

tightlines
WA, 3139 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 5:08PM
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Hey Jono, I first bought a spring suit of them, I thought it was such good value that I then also bought a 2/3mm Thermal chest zip steamer and a 2mm vest.

Happy as with all of them.

There may be better suits out there but at what price?

Nutdip
WA, 46 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 5:32PM
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Yeah I should mention I'm not even close to using a wettie in Perth right now. I don't feel the cold as much as my mates. 2mm top deals with the wind.

I took the chance on their board shorts too, seem like top quality. A tad small for their sizing which is welcome, I'm in between sizes.

The wetties are sized normal.

Buster fin
WA, 1842 posts
Saturday , 16 Mar 2019 8:21PM
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I use their wetties all year. I don't like the sun. Great value suits.

Razzonater
1801 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 5:53AM
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Volte wetsuits are the best value and quality , maybe 50-100 bucks more than a need and eleventy eight million times better stronger stretchier comfortable and most importantly warm.
Also they are west oz owned and made for west aus.

This is a free public service announcement

IFocus
WA, 362 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 7:28PM
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Buster fin said..
I use their wetties all year. I don't like the sun. Great value suits.


Hey Buster do you use a 3/2 thermal in winter?

Ctngoodvibes
WA, 1220 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:29PM
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I vote quicksilver as winner of worst and most overpriced suit

Buster fin
WA, 1842 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 5:06AM
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IFocus said..

Buster fin said..
I use their wetties all year. I don't like the sun. Great value suits.



Hey Buster do you use a 3/2 thermal in winter?


3/2 steamer till winter then 4/3.

DARTH
WA, 2913 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 7:55AM
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Ctngoodvibes said..
I vote quicksilver as winner of worst and most overpriced suit


Only ever had one and it was sh..

IFocus
WA, 362 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 7:41PM
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Buster fin said..

IFocus said..


Buster fin said..
I use their wetties all year. I don't like the sun. Great value suits.




Hey Buster do you use a 3/2 thermal in winter?



3/2 steamer till winter then 4/3.


Ah cheers Buster is that the thermal model?

Buster fin
WA, 1842 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 4:18AM
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IFocus said..

Buster fin said..


IFocus said..



Buster fin said..
I use their wetties all year. I don't like the sun. Great value suits.





Hey Buster do you use a 3/2 thermal in winter?




3/2 steamer till winter then 4/3.



Ah cheers Buster is that the thermal model?


Ummm I'm gonna say no.

IFocus
WA, 362 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 8:59AM
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So you don't need the thermal woolly stuff?


Is that because of your hairy chest?

Buster fin
WA, 1842 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 2:53PM
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Ummmmmmmmmmmmm....
Nah, I'm just using an older edition still I guess.

Cuttlefish
QLD, 865 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 4:47AM
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mocha1 said..
They are good mate
soft comfy neoprene, good zips, good fit
no branding just black no advertising to pay.
supposedly from the same rubber as the big boys
220 is better than 600+


Used to live in Nth Thailand near the factories that make the big name wetsuits. My best mate ran the one that makes Rip Curl and other brands. He could sell me the previous years wetsuit designs with whatever brand I wanted to put on them for great prices.
This was during the infancy of online sales. I didn't bother as I figured they wouldn't sell well competing against the big names.
Clever stuff with the marketing of these suits.
I have a ls spring and a ls top and both have been good for the price.



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