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Surfersvillage 2013 Wetsuit Preview

 

Industry Updates

Check out this year's suits from Body Glove, Matuse, O'Neill, Patagonia, Rip Curl and Xcel

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 September, 2013 : - - Yes, it's that time of year again. The days get shorter. The water gets colder. And, in most cases, the surf gets better. To help you decide what rubber to wear this year, Surfersvillage has compiled a gear listing of wetsuits from the top brands. So go ahead, brew a cup of tea, sit back and check out out this year's line of suits from Body Glove, Matuse, O'Neill, Patagonia, Rip Curl and Xcel

Body Glove Vapor X, Pr1me, Voodoo & Stellar

Vapor X
Ten Years of the warmest suit in the water has inspired Body Glove to build the most technologically advanced suit ever dreamt about. The Vapor X introduces a revolutionary advancement in seem sealing with the LIQUID WELD inside and MICROBEAD outside. Keeping the tradition of warmth, we’ve added a new THERMOPLUSH and the quick drying X-DRY throughout. Carrying on the tradition of WARMER, DRIER, LIGHTER, The Vapor X crams more technology into this suit than anyone thought possible.

Zipper: Chest and Back
Size: XS, S, MS, M, MT, ML, LS, L, LT, XLS, XL, 2XL
Color: Black, Ink Blue, Ivy
Prices for each Thickness:
3/2: $409.99
4/3: $459.99
5/4/3 Hooded:$499.99

PR1ME
In a world of wetsuits, most pony up a laundry of tech features in attempt to have bullet point’s equal performance. The PR1ME takes a different approach, sometimes less is more… The PR1ME is a beast that’s built with this in mind. It was designed to be the most flexible and comfortable suit ever. From the EZ ENTRY slant zip that makes getting into the PR1ME a breeze, to the pairing of EVOFLEX and MICROBEAD on the outside keeps water out, The PR1ME becomes an outer skin that is a force field of warmth and flexibility. PYROSTRETCH thermal fiber on the inside balances warmth and stretch to meet the goal of maximizing performance.

Zipper: Chest
Size: XS, S, MS, M, MT, ML, LS, L, LT, XLS, XL, 2XL
Colors: Black Lime, Black, Black Red
Prices for each Thickness:
3/2:  $359.99 
4/3:  $379.99

 

VOODOO
Rising from the depths is a creature of groundbreaking strengths. This fullsuit is an evolutionary marvel, only dreamt up by our mad scientist to offer extraordinary performance in a mid-level suit. By extrapolating the DNA of our Vapor X and cross-pollinating it with the exceptional Siroko, our lab has created a mystic beast that is the VOODOO. Full Magna Flex lined with hollow fiber Thermoplush insulation o the chest and back maintains warmth without restricting movement in the darkest of waters. Sealing out the water with Fluidseal on the seams creates a coldwater suit that can move with the ease of any suit out there.

Zipper Chest
Size: XS, S, MS, M, MT, ML, LS, L, LT, XLS, XL, 2XL
Colors: Black, Black Ivy, Black Deep Gray, Black Graphite
Price for each Thickness:
3/2:  $279.99
4/3:  $299.99
4/3 Hooded:  $319.99

 

STELLAR
Ascending into the stars, the Stellar offers performance technology in a suit that will get a girl noticed. Magna Flex is used throughout with Glued and Blind Stitched seams allow the Stellar to “Walk the Walk” and “Talk the Talk”..

Zipper: Back
Size: ¾, 5/6, 7/8, 7/8T, 9/10, 9/10T, 11/12
Colors: Black, Jet Black Chatreuse
Price for each Thickness:
3/2:  $199.99
4/3:  $229.99

www.bodyglove.com

Matuse Hoplite & Tumo

HOPLITE

Named after the Hoplite foot soldiers of ancient Greece who had the most advanced armor of their era. They were fast, fierce and well protected. Modern day surfers can now own these same qualities by wearing a Matuse Hoplite suit. We use premium Geoprene rubber that is 98% water impermeable, which means you stay lighter in the water and your suit dries faster.

Our Hydrasilk nylon is butter soft and silky smooth, which means increased water impermeability and reduces chafing. Strategic paneling enhances your natural movement in and out of the water. The back-zip entry makes it easy to get on and off. All seams are glued, blind stitched and taped for maximum durability and flexibility. Includes a key pocket above the left knee so you don’t have to peel your wetsuit off to get into your car.

Suggested water temp ranges: 2mm = 14-19 C (58-66 F), 3/2mm = 13-18 C (55-64 F), 4/3mm = 10-16 C (50-60 F).
Prices:
2mm: $349.00
3/2mm: $499.00
4/3mm: $529.00

 

TUMO

The Tumo is named after the Buddhist meditation Technique where naked Monks sit in the snow, underneath a wet blanket, and dry-it-out with their own body heat. So jump into the coldest environments. The Tumo's got you covered even if you don't meditate. We use premium Geoprene rubber that is 98% water impermeable, which means you stay lighter in the water and your suit dries faster. Our Hydrasilk nylon is butter soft and silky smooth, which means increased water impermeability and reduces chafing. Strategic paneling enhances your natural movement in and out of the water. The front-zip entry increases stretch across your back while making you look sleek in the water. All seams are glued, blind stitched and taped for maximum durability and flexibility. Includes a key pocket above the left knee so you don’t have to peel your wetsuit off to get into your car.

Suggested water temp ranges: 2mm = 14-19 C (58-66 F), 3/2mm = 13-18 C (55-64 F), 4/3mm = 10-16 C (50-60 F)
Prices:
2mm: $359.00
3/2mm: $519.00
4/3mm: $549.00

 

TUMO HOODED

The Tumo is named after the Buddhist meditation Technique where naked Monks sit in the snow, underneath a wet blanket, and dry-it-out with their own body heat. So jump into the coldest environments. The Tumo's got you covered even if you don't meditate. The integrated hood provides ultimate warmth under the coldest conditions. Cinch cord to keep the face seal tight with a sturdy visor to help shield you from the elements. We use premium Geoprene rubber that is 98% water impermeable, which means you stay lighter in the water and your suit dries faster.

Our Hydrasilk nylon is butter soft and silky smooth, which means increased water impermeability and reduces chafing. Strategic paneling enhances your natural movement in and out of the water. The front-zip entry increases stretch across your back while making you look sleek in the water. All seams are glued, blind stitched and taped for maximum durability and flexibility. Includes a key pocket above the left knee so you don’t have to peel your wetsuit off to get into your car.

Suggested water temp ranges: 4/3mm = 8-13 C (46-56 F), 5/4mm = 6-12 C (42-54 F), 5/6mm = 8 C and below (46 F and below)
Prices:
4/3mm: $469.00
5/4mm: $569.00
6/5mm: $589.00

www.matuse.com 

 

O'Neill Psychofreak, Psycho 3 & Pyrotech

Psychofreak

The 2013 O’Neill Psychofreak features O’Neill’s exclusive TechnoButter Air technology, which is lighter, more insulating and quick drying than ever. With state-of-the-art insulation in the chest, back and in the lower core panels. The all-new TechnoButter in the arms, shoulders and lower leg add flex and durability to the right places.  Psychofreak takes you beyond warm, beyond flexible and beyond your imagination and will make you “Surf Lighter, Surf Longer”. TechnoButter Neoprene is the most advanced super stretch neoprene available on the market: 20% lighter, 30% less water absorption with quick dry properties. SuperSeam Weld, which is 60% Thinner and Lighter than all other fluid seam welds.  The Psychofreak also features Z.E.N. Zip Closure System.  It’s floating zipper design makes this closure the highest performance on the market.

Available in:
4.5/3.5mm $579.95
3.5/2.5mm $549.95
Zipper: Z.E.N Backzip
Sizes: S – 2XL, MS, MT, LS, LT, XLS, XLT

Psycho 3

The totally mental Psycho 3 features exclusive TechnoButter Neoprene, XDS-Air Firewall in the Chest and back, and the Double SuperSeam, which is a perfect combination to keep you warm and loose Weld will keep you warm and loose.  The latest evolution from Area 52 continues to be an industry leader and will keep you performing at the top of your game.

Available in:
4/3 $469.95
3/2 $449.95

Women’s available in 4/3 $469.95.
Zipper: Z.E.N Backzip
Sizes: XS – 2XL, ST, MS, MT, LS, LT, XLS, XLT

Colors:
1. Graphite/Black/Blue SuperSeam
2. Black/Black/Black
3. Black/Clean Green/Black
4. Black/Red/Black
5. Black/Graphite/FathomBlue

Pyrotech (New for 2013)   

O’Neill’s new Pyrotech Series combines our exclusive TechnoButter neoprene with Technobutter-Air Firewall insulation, Single Fluid Seam Weld and a F.U.Z.E Closure System. Lighter, warmer, more insulating and quick drying with improved ease of entry. Pyrotech is the latest advancement in cold-water wetsuit technology from the leaders in innovation for over 60 years. 

Available in:
5.5/4 with hood $439.95
4/3 $399.95
3/2 $379.95
Zipper: F.U.Z.E Frontzip
Sizes: S – 2XL, MS, MT, LS, LT, XLS

Colors:
1. Black/Smoke/Red
2. Black/Black/Black
3. Fathom Blue/Black/Clean Green
4. Black/Smoke/Brite Blue

www.oneill.com

 

Patagonia R2, R3 and R4 suits 


M’s R2® Front-Zip Full Suit
The entire R2 series has 100 percent external seam sealing, internal taping on all critical areas and is made of high quality neoprene that passes Patagonia's standards for long-lasting performance and durability. The R2 Features our proprietary mid-weight merino wool lining in the entire torso and thighs for core warmth and comfort. The sleeves, inner/outer thighs, and lower legs are lined with a lightweight green recycled-polyester grid for warmth and increased flexibility. Our patented grid lining is used throughout to maximize dry times. 

Made for cool water: 55-65° F / 12-18° C
M's R2® Front-Zip | $479  / 429,00 €
Also available in:
M's Back-Zip | $469 / 400,00 €
M's Front-Zip Hooded 450,00 €
W's Front-Zip  | $479  / 429,00 €

 

M’s R3® Front-Zip Full Suit
The entire R3 series has 100 percent external seam sealing, internal taping on all critical areas and is made of high quality neoprene that passes Patagonia's standards for long-lasting performance and durability. The entire torso and thighs are lined with our original heavyweight merino wool for core warmth, and comfort while the sleeves, inner/outer thighs, and lower legs are lined with  our proprietary mid-weight merino wool grid for warmth and increased flexibility.

Made for cold water: 48-55° F / 8-12° C.
M's R3® Front-Zip | $549 / 475,00 €
Also available in: 
M's Front-Zip Hooded  | $569/ 500,00 €
M's Back-Zip | $539 / 450,00 €
W's Front-Zip | $549 / 475,00 €

 

M’s R4® Back-Zip Full Suit
The entire R4 series has 100 percent external seam sealing, internal taping on all critical areas and is made of high quality neoprene that passes Patagonia's standards for long-lasting performance and durability. The entire torso and thighs are lined with our original heavyweight merino wool for core warmth and comfort while the hood/sleeves and lower legs are lined with our proprietary mid-weight merino wool grid for warmth and flexibility.

Made for frigid water: 38-48º F / 3-8º C.
M's R4® Back-Zip | $589 / 520,00 €
Also available in:
M's Front-Zip Hooded | $619  / 550,00 €
W's Front-Zip Hooded | $619  / 550,00 €

www.patagonia.com/eu

 

Rip Curl Flashbomb Plus, EBomb Pro Zipless & Dawn Patrol

Flash Bomb Plus
Thickness options and range of water temps: 4/3 - 3/2 , 48 - 65
The absolute Ultimate in Cold Water Performance. New E4 Neoprene makes this suit 30% more flexible and 20% lighter than E3. This suit has every high end feature you can imagine including Titanium Airlock E4, a unique air chamber construction to lock in body heat for warmth, E4 Plus Action Panels for 30% more stretch in back and arms, E4 Flash Lining for even more warmth and flexibility. Other features include Stitchless Technology, 4-Way Stretch Panels, seamless underarms and shoulders and Hydro-Lock Collar.

Prices for each thickness:  
4/3: $519.99
3/2: $499.99

 

E Bomb Pro Zip Free
The Zip Free Entry is back! Now with E4 Super Stretch Neoprene which allows easy entry and exit with the extra freedom of no zip. 100% E4 Neoprene and GBS Sealed Seams with stress point taping for a sealed seam with maximum stretch.

Prices for each thickness:  
4/3: $319.99
3/2: $299.99

 


 
Dawn Patrol  
The Dawn Patrol offers performance, durability and a great value. We have updated this series with E4 Neoprene in critical flex zones. This suit is 100% Superstretch and includes a Flash Lining back panel for extra warmth and the Batwing System which provides a barrier from water entry and cold water flushes.

Prices for each thickness:   
5/3: $184.99
4/3: $174.99 
3/2: $159.99

www.ripcurl.com

Xcel Drylock, Revolt & Infiniti Comp



Drylock

We've made the best even better. Trusted to deliver the most advanced levels of performance, the all-new Drylock features all-new TD3 Th3rmoDry - the ultimate neoprene, our warmest, lightest, and driest system yet - and FusionWeld seams for a virtually stitch-free, watertight construction. A waterproof zipper plus exclusive warmth, stretch, and fit innovations make the Drylock a must-have for surfers seeking only the best.

Available in 3/2, 4/3, 4/3 Hooded, and 5/4 Hooded.
$469.95 - $549.95

 

Revolt
Introducing our newest fullsuit series, the Revolt. This front-entry Revolt X2 features all-new TD3 Th3rmoDry - the ultimate neoprene, our warmest, lightest, and driest system yet. With exclusive material and seam innovations, the Revolt X2 delivers amazing performance, warmth, and stretch.

Available in 3/2, 4/3, and 5/4 Hooded; also available as an OS Offset back zipper 3mm or 4mm.
$349.95 - $464.95

 

Infiniti Comp
The Infiniti Comp is ideal for surfers looking for the ultimate high performance, second skin fullsuit. The large, seamless body panel maximizes core range of motion and makes this suit even stretchier. With all new Quick Dry Lining for greater warmth and faster dry time, plus the most lightweight, premium V foam available, the Infiniti Comp is there to help you make the most of every session.

Available in 3/2 and 4/3.
$299.95 - $314.95

www.xcelwetsuits.com

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