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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:55 pm

Wyre wrote:
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You got reamed rusty.
My 3/2 was $220 from overseas, delivered.
tell me more. Got a link? I'm in the market for a new one. Lace up, if possible. These 'zips' are too complicated
That was 5 years ago, before the clampdown on overseas retailers.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:41 am

My last Need LS Spring lasted 3 years , pretty much destroyed now after heavy use.

Will get another.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by diggerdickson » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:32 am

Suggestions for wetsuit for the West Coast of tas. Intending to move there in April.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by BA » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:53 am

Yep, that. Plus booties, gloves and a hot water bottle for when you get out.

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Post by diggerdickson » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:23 am

Thanks guys, will check this out when I get there
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by batoes » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:49 pm

My needessentials has got a massive hole in the armpit. Have had it since August but started wearing it in October or so. If it wasn't for that, i would have been impressed. Fit was great; very soft, stretchy etc. I will try to repair, but i don't think i will buy again. Shame.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:31 pm

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by batoes » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:32 am

Legion wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Don't be too sad. My rip curl flash bomb from two years ago (that I used for one winter) has a massive hole in the knee from duckdiving. My one from last year wasn't warm enough (the "cheap" non-smoothy model). So you're ahead.
It's a minefield - and often luck of the draw. I've had some suits last four year. Others, less than a season. But you'd expect Rip Curl to have it sorted.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:37 am

batoes wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:49 pm
My needessentials has got a massive hole in the armpit. Have had it since August but started wearing it in October or so. If it wasn't for that, i would have been impressed. Fit was great; very soft, stretchy etc. I will try to repair, but i don't think i will buy again. Shame.
August 2017?

Surely that is a warranty job.

Send it back.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by batoes » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:44 am

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:37 am
batoes wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:49 pm
My needessentials has got a massive hole in the armpit. Have had it since August but started wearing it in October or so. If it wasn't for that, i would have been impressed. Fit was great; very soft, stretchy etc. I will try to repair, but i don't think i will buy again. Shame.
August 2017?

Surely that is a warranty job.

Send it back.
yeah it is 6months. Chasing now.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by batoes » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:36 am

Checked receipt. Missed warranty by a few weeks... >><<
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Drailed » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:59 am

"Sucked In" As Beanpole would say
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:46 pm

Even without warranty you still have rights.
https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consu ... guarantees
Write to them and say it wasn't fit for purpose/didn't meet expectations of quality.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by offshore1 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:10 pm

batoes wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:36 am
Checked receipt. Missed warranty by a few weeks... >><<
Impressive R&D really. I wonder how much time and money went to designing a product that comes apart mere weeks after warranty expiration. Brilliant engineering.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by batoes » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:14 pm

I know. I find it often happens with electrical appliances. I will repair it.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JaM71 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:10 pm

batoes wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:49 pm
My needessentials has got a massive hole in the armpit. Have had it since August but started wearing it in October or so. If it wasn't for that, i would have been impressed. Fit was great; very soft, stretchy etc. I will try to repair, but i don't think i will buy again. Shame.
Oh...... I was gonna get one for this winter....... hmmmm

I ve had my rip curl dawn patrol for two winters & have had two splits in different seams. Always happens in winter when you re wearing it ( obviously) and then you have to send it to Torquay to be fixed which takes 3 weeks..... just make a decent product u fwits. I stopped buying sealed seams etc because they don’t last any longer. The worst wetsuits are the top of the range billabong suits.
Davros: "But it felt a bit long and stiff"

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JaM71 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:12 pm

As I live in Queensland perhaps I should just toughen up & wear a wooly jumper like back in the day
Davros: "But it felt a bit long and stiff"

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