ONeill Winter Image

Fall + Winter Wetsuit Offering

Every year we are impressed with the progress of wetsuit technology, and this year is no different. Water temps in New England are slowly on the decline, and before we know it we’ll be donning a 4/3, boots, and gloves. And unfortunately for us 4/3 season is pretty short, so having a good winter suit is a necessity. Every year we make it a priority to carry the best technology from the best brands in the industry – and we’ve got a pretty good selection on offer this season…

Rip Curl Flashbomb | Avail in 6/4, 5/4 and 4/3

The Flashbomb chest zip offers 100% E5 flash lining throughout the entire wetsuit. Our exclusive E5 Flash lining is as flexible as traditional double lined neoprene allowing unrestricted stretch and warmth on the entire suit. 3/4 external Aquaban Plus tape and internal E5 flashlining tape in the arms provides maximum durability and while maintaining insane flexibility. This suit is lightweight yet extremely warm. This is the go to wetsuit for the surfer who prefers a chest zip closure system and demands the highest quality performance wetsuit available.

WW Bottom Line: Probably the warmest suit on the market for both the 4/3 and the 5/4 with decent flexibility and a comfortable flash lining. Another huge plus is the quick dry material – cause lets face it, there’s nothing worse than putting on a wet suit for dawn patrol after an evening session!

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Chest Zip| Avail in 5/4 and 4/3

The all new Dawn Patrol chest zip redefines performance and value from a leading wetsuit brand. Flexibility and warmth are unparalleled at this price. All new Thermoflex Superstretch Neoprene lines the internal torso and legs for increased stretch and warmth. We added E5 to the arms and 3/4 internal E5 tape to the rest of the body. Subtle refined graphics and colorways add a level of superiority.

WW Bottom Line: Great value suit with decent warmth and flexibility. 

O’Neill Psychotech 5.5/4 Chestzip

The Psycho Tech with Technobutter 3 and added heat-generating Technobutter Firewall includes the hi-tech features you need to stay warm and toasty in any condition.

  • F.U.Z.E. Front Upper Zip Entry (chest) uses the same technology as our Patented Z.E.N. Zip entry with drain holes to keep you dry and feeling loose
  • O’Neill’s exclusive Technobutter 3, maximum strength, hydrophobic neoprene with featherlight ENVY foam rubber core. Ultimate warmth and comfort. Built to last
  • TB-Air Firewall, the most advanced insulate neoprene available. Trapped air technology with quick-dry properties. Psychotically warm
  • Fluid Seam Weld, 8mm silicone-based urethane sealed exterior with a triple glued and blind stitched interior. Watertight, durable and ultra flexible seam
WW Bottom Line: Most flexible and lightest weight winter suit we carry. To help with warmth they added and extra 1/2mm neoprene in the core, and a smooth skin over your core to block the wind. 

O’Neill Psycho-1 4/3 Zen Zip

The minimal seam team rider favorite is designed to flex. Lightweight and loaded with durable features, this wetsuit is the ONE to have for high-performance surfing. Exceeding the rigorous testing standards of the world’s best surfers.

  • Patented Z.E.N. Zip Entry with free floating zipper panel and anti-flush barrier-2 with drain hole, keeps you warm and unrestricted. U.S. Patented #5,898,934
  • O’Neill’s exclusive Technobutter 3, maximum strength, hydrophobic neoprene with featherlight ENVY foam rubber core. Ultimate warmth and comfort. Built to last
  • Fluid Seam Weld, 8mm silicone-based urethane sealed exterior with a triple glued and blind stitched interior. Watertight, durable and ultra flexible seam
  • Minimal Seam Design for insane flexibility, fit and durability using a unique design which utilizes larger panels and less seams
WW Bottom Line: Most flexible and lightest weight 4/3 we carry with moderate warmth. This suit feels like you are wearing a 3/2!

O’Neill Mutant 4/3

The Mutant is constructed of UltraFlex neoprene and TechnoButter Firewall in the chest and back, making it warmer and more flexible.

  • Modular Closure System, dual cinch, interchangeable neck and hood depending upon the conditions
  • UltraFlex, ultra stretch super soft neoprene for superior feel, flexibility, durability and high performance
  • TechnoButter Firewall, the most insulative, lightest neoprene core ever. Water shedding exterior smooth skin with heat retaining thermal interior layer
  • Fluid Seam Weld, 8mm silicone-based urethane sealed exterior with a triple glued and blind stitched interior. Watertight, durable and ultra flexible seam

WW Bottom Line: Most versatile suit on the market, with a detachable hood for those colder days. Also very durable with the outer seam weld – some of our customers have claimed they’ve got 5+ season out of their Mutant!

O’Neill Mutant Legends 4.5/3.5

Same construction as it’s 4/3 cousin, but FULL TechnoButter and 1/2 mm thicker! Only available thru core surf shops in the US.

WW Bottom Line: O’Neill took all the benefits of the durable and versatile Mutant and made it even better by adding technobutter – making it super flexible and lighter weight. This suit looks insane!

O’Neill O’Riginal 5/4

The fully sealed O’Riginal full wetsuit checks all the right boxes. Classic style paired with modern technology and the best fit in the industry.

  • F.U.Z.E. Front Upper Zip Entry (chest) uses the same technology as our patented Z.E.N. Zip entry with train holes to keep you dry and feeling loose.
  • Ultralex Neoprene: Ultra Stretch, super soft for superior feel, flexibility, durability and high performance
  • Smoothskin Carbon Firewall: The interior thermal lining absorbs body heat and retains it. The Smoothskin exterior sheds water and reduces wind chill
  • UltraFlex (Fully Taped Seams): Soft and durable neoprene seam tape. 0.5mm split-neoprene applied to triple-glued seams to seal out water keeping you dry and loose
WW Bottom Line: Overall a great entry level 5/4 at a great value. 

Xcel Drylock 5/4 Hooded

The Drylock offers unmatched warmth and performance. Featuring japanese limestone nanoprene that is lighter, softer and warmer than standard neoprene as well as Celliant Black high pile to help with blood flow and produce more  heat than a normal wetsuit, and retains heat when you need it the most. Fully taped inside and out.

WW Bottom Line: An insanely warm suit with incredible durability. This thing will last you a while..

Xcel Comp X 4.5/3.5 Hooded

Increased blood-flow with ultimate flexibility. Xcel’s Thermo Dry Celliant (TDC) from neck to ankle which increases blood flow to muscle tissue by transfering the body’s naturally produced heat into infrared energy – Vasodilation. Also featuring an engineered fit system and minimal seams.

WW Bottom Line: A great suit to push 4/3 season even longer (potentially thru January) with the integrated hood and TDC lining. Super warm and lightweight. 

 

All of the suits mentioned above are fully in stock at Warm Winds Surf Shop – your New England Wetsuit resource. Feel free to give us a shout with any questions!!

 

 

print