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Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby dyyylan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:59 pm

I live in Florida, so I generally only have two suits, a "cold weather" (3/2 full) and just a 1.5mm longsleeve wetsuit top for when it's just a little chilly to go with nothing.

Unfortunately the top is falling apart after only a year, so I need to decide to replace it or if I want something else. I was thinking about getting a 2mm shortsleeve shorty, but I've never worn one and am not sure exactly how warm it would be compared to the top.

would that be a good replacement?

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Re: Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby hudstur » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:02 am

ProMotion, Hood River, OR, da best warm suit, made superb.

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Re: Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby meerkite » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:15 am

Have a look at the Mystic metalite top, it's a 1.5m top but is rediculously warm.
I wear one with board shorts. If its cold I have a mystic long sleeve short leg wetsuit.
King of water sports usually has good prices, also the new oneil gear looks good.

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Re: Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby tony montana » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:06 am

The most important thing,is suit fits,that why buy local and try for size,with a wet suit fit is everything,TONY

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Re: Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby Bille » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:44 pm

dyyylan wrote:...

Unfortunately the top is falling apart after only a year, so I need
...


Was that Top a cheaply-made product , or do you think it was the way
you put it on ; if Ya think it was just a cheap brand, then what was the
name so the rest of us can stay away.

Those spandex biking shirts work Really well as an under garment to
stay Way warmer, even with a shorty , then Ya got the option to not use
it if it's too warm; also keeps the long-sleeve tops from stretching out when
you put it on. I was Good at destroying tops till someone told me about spandex.

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Re: Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby dyyylan » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:31 pm

Bille wrote:
dyyylan wrote:...

Unfortunately the top is falling apart after only a year, so I need
...


Was that Top a cheaply-made product , or do you think it was the way
you put it on ; if Ya think it was just a cheap brand, then what was the
name so the rest of us can stay away.


I'm not sure, it seems like it is really good quality, it's an o'neill hyperflex
http://www.oneill.com/#/men/americacana ... rew/black/

After about 8 months or so, I noticed the back would stick together, and as I stretched it to put it on the neoprene would stick together and tear. I didn't realize what was happening until it was pretty bad. It's all across the back and on the arms as well. Two of my friends haven't had issues with theirs but have only had them a few months ... I may have gotten unlucky with leaving it in the sun or something. Other than that I really liked it, super warm for what it is.

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Re: Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby hudstur » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:19 am

ProMotion in Hood River, OR. Unbeatable comfort and warmth. Ask for Will.

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Re: Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby pixelpedro » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:37 pm

Dude, check it:

http://kiteboarding.com/proddetail.asp?prod=npx2012_cult_spring_ls&cat=317

Kiteboarding dot com has a deal on NPX LS shortys, I got a similar deal about a year-half ago, and still holding, some small tiny tears in the front around the harness area, but nothing serious.
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Re: Need to replace a wetsuit

Postby Silver Fox » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:07 am

I live in FL and my Hyperflex has lasted 4 yrs now with just a little wear to the middle. it is reinforced for harnesses. think they are onto the AMP for kiting now


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