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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.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:53 am
by swvic
Yeah I know. Might mean very short surfs. I'll also have a hooded vest and booties. Trying to find a smooth skin hooded vest is proving extremely difficult. I know they're meant for under your wettie, but I reckon over is better. Any water leaking through the face doesn't then run straight down your neck. No need to explain why I desire the smooth skin

Thinking of lashing out on a top of the range Oneill zen zip. Can't seem to find cheap prices for them though. Maybe worth a run over to Torquay after the summer hordes leave in a few weeks. Never had an Oneill so need to try on for sizing

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:54 am
by swvic
buddy wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:19 am
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.
Yeah I know. Might mean very short surfs. I'll also have a hooded vest and booties. Trying to find a smooth skin hooded vest is proving extremely difficult. I know they're meant for under your wettie, but I reckon over is better. Any water leaking through the face doesn't then run straight down your neck. No need to explain why I desire the smooth skin

Thinking of lashing out on a top of the range Oneill zen zip. Can't seem to find cheap prices for them though. Maybe worth a run over to Torquay after the summer hordes leave in a few weeks. Never had an Oneill so need to try on for sizing

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:14 pm
by alakaboo
Zen zip> all other back zips.

Radiator is selling some wetsuits cheaply. $79 for the 1.5mm titanium lined steamers.