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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:45 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
It’s a jungle out there

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:24 pm
by petulance
Nick Carroll wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:35 am
I love it when people from places like the UK try to do surf instruction videos! It's like listening to Americans trying to swear, or Malcolm Roberts trying to explain the word "empirical" -- unconvincing and ultimately doomed, but kind of cute at the same time
Check out the accent in this instructional video ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLfBlSzyrAk

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:29 pm
by Beanpole
The Dutch are brilliant at this.....plus they make a few bucks.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:18 am
by Beanpole
So preferences for 1-2mm long sleeved vests and thermal rashies?
* note I love my Oneil thermal. It fits perfectly. However bought it as a small.
Usually take a large at least. Obviously mis sized.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:56 am
by Rustt
being a long time O'neill user, I have to say the quality has improved tenfold, the only complaint I have now is my wettie lasts past the warranty period and I have to pay for new wetsuits now. My two current winter suits have lasted well through 2 seasons and will do me for next year.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:11 pm
by Legion
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:42 pm
by Rustt
Legion wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:11 pm
One season is all I get.
Do they give you a new one?

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:54 pm
by Legion
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:02 pm
by Rustt
They have a one year warranty, take it back and you'll get a new one, and that will have a years warranty also. I liked them better when they didn't last, new wettie every winter, then they gave me one that lasted 3 years :-(

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:10 pm
by Legion
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:13 pm
by channels
Anyone tried a Needs wetsuit?

Looking at Springsuits this morning, tried on a back zip for the 1st time in ages. Back zips suck.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:19 pm
by BA
A few people on here have tried them. Most seemed to like them. I personally didn’t like the fit or quality. The Quikkie springsuit I picked up online for the same price feels way better quality-wise.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:06 pm
by marauding mullet
Have a look at Independent Surf, a bit higher price than Needs. Was going to get a steamer, just haven't got around to it yet.
https://independentsurfco.com/collections/all

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:22 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
I’m loving my aldi 1mm

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:41 am
by Kulharin
I live in Canada and owned a 5mm rip curl flashbomb that lasted me 3 years and kept me warm even in winter... Then I switched to a 5mm xcel revolt and was incredibly disappointed with it's warmth compared to the flashbomb... doesn't even come close.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:04 am
by Grooter
Need to upgrade to a 4.3 for winter, the 3.2 is now 4 years old and is not handling the icy Victorian winter waters like it used to. Goodbye tax return

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:46 am
by swvic
Lost some weight, Grooter?

I'm the opposite, tempted to try getting through with a 3/2. Shoulder struggles to move 3 mm. Gotta be a back zip too. Exceedingly difficult to get out of a chest zip without help

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:19 am
by buddy
I tried the 3/2 thing in winter through Vic. Went back to get a 4/3 for the following winter. Doesn't get you through the cold days when you sit and wait for extended periods.