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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon Mar 06, 2023 6:52 pm

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Geez wetsuits are expensive. Back Zips are nearly half the price of chest zips though. Contemplating going back to the dark side.
My Xcel steamer is getting pretty floppy after three seasons.
Back zips are about £10-£20 cheaper than the same model with a chest zip. Some manufacturers still don’t offer their top end suits with a BZ though. What are you after beans? Plenty of reductions in the big UK discounters. You could ask jim to bring you one back
Back zips are cheap as chips over here. Most midrange steamers by major brands would be at least $100 less.
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Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Mon Mar 06, 2023 7:14 pm

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by marauding mullet » Mon Mar 06, 2023 7:15 pm

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Geez wetsuits are expensive. Back Zips are nearly half the price of chest zips though. Contemplating going back to the dark side.
My Xcel steamer is getting pretty floppy after three seasons.
The O’Neill back zip steamers are really good, Zen Zip, different design to other brands.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by godsavetheking » Mon Mar 06, 2023 7:29 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2023 6:52 pm
godsavetheking wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2023 5:21 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:03 am
Geez wetsuits are expensive. Back Zips are nearly half the price of chest zips though. Contemplating going back to the dark side.
My Xcel steamer is getting pretty floppy after three seasons.
Back zips are about £10-£20 cheaper than the same model with a chest zip. Some manufacturers still don’t offer their top end suits with a BZ though. What are you after beans? Plenty of reductions in the big UK discounters. You could ask jim to bring you one back
Back zips are cheap as chips over here. Most midrange steamers by major brands would be at least $100 less.
Really? Looking briefly on surf stitch at the oneills and xcels, there doesn’t seem to be any difference between the pricing of a particular model with a bz or cz
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Mon Mar 06, 2023 7:40 pm

I haven’t noticed much difference in price when I’ve checked either.
The cheaper back zip’s might be from the lesser range models?

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon Mar 06, 2023 8:10 pm

Yeah, the elite level suits are crazy expensive. The cheapies are on the back pages at Wetsuit Warehouse and Surf Stitch. Still main brands. Suits generally seem more expensive lately.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Wed Mar 08, 2023 5:19 pm

Anyone had much experience with zip free wetsuits?
They look like putting on a giant condom.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Fri Mar 10, 2023 6:52 am

Thanks for the feedback
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:22 am

Well I reckon no feedback says no one knows about them.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:22 am

Or maybe they didn't want to admit to wearing a giant condom.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Fri Mar 10, 2023 9:46 am

Well there’s that. Doesn’t usually stop them though :-D-:
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 18, 2023 12:59 pm

Finally tried out my new wetsuit today. Surf was absolute pus but it performed very well. It’s really thick for a 3/2. Good paddling and not restrictive at all. Way easier to get out of than I imagined.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Thu May 18, 2023 2:30 pm

Ummm?
How can it be "thick for a 3/2?"

Wouldn't it then be a 4/3?
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 18, 2023 2:47 pm

Nah, it’s got a really furry lining and smooth panels on the outside. So it’s heavier. Seemed like it would be stiff but they’ve really targeted the stretchy bits well. ONeill Defender.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Pants » Sat May 20, 2023 1:01 pm

Have the Hyper Freak Fire. Has that wooly feel.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 25, 2023 12:48 pm

New wetsuit starting to feel a bit loose after a few surfs.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Pants » Mon May 29, 2023 8:03 am

Oh no
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon May 29, 2023 4:58 pm

Yeah, doesn’t bode well.
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