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Matuse - How are they holding up? #1616916
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I'm currently using wetsuit rubber cement to keep my 2.5yr old RipCurl F-Bomb together ... thinking its time for a new suit for fall/winter. Been looking at posts/reviews on wetsuits - seems there were a number of guys stoked on their newly purchased Matuse wetsuits ... just wondering how well they've been holding up and whether you'd buy another one?

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had my hoplite 4.3.2 ...first generation.....going on 2.5 years and still my favorite wetsuit of all time. aside from a replaced back zipper, still soft, warm and no issues.

there's a wetsuit review thread on here....

win win

Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: flyinraptr] #1616918
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My Hoplite 3.2.2 is closing in on a year old and has held up nicely minus the zipper breaking at about 5 months in. I havent needed it since. Overall durability seems average. No complaints.


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Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: singlFIN] #1616919
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2nd gen went in the trash can when the zipper broke at 12 months and 2 weeks.
leaked like a old trannie, most of the chest seams split after the 1st month, been keeping it together with with neo cement after it came back from repair.

piece of junk, in my experience. glad it is gone.


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Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: winwin] #1616920
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had my hoplite 4.3.2 ...first generation.....going on 2.5 years and still my favorite wetsuit of all time. aside from a replaced back zipper, still soft, warm and no issues.

there's a wetsuit review thread on here....


I saw the review and some on other sites as well but most of them were first impressions which peaked my interest but the cost is something to consider. I'm debating whether to shell out the $$$ for a Matuse or trying to find a RipCurl in my size at the Trestles Surf Outlet.
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Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: flyinraptr] #1616921
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Wow - that reply got messed up - I should add that i was trying to find a dealer to try one on - their site listed Jack's - but when i talked to Jack's they said they no longer carry the Matuse suits. Called Matuse directly and found out the new '2010 models will be out in a couple weeks - asked about differences between the '10 model vs previous - was told a lot of improvements - but no specifics other than there will be a front zip version.

Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: heelnipstr] #1616922
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2007 3/2/2 - one pinhole leak under arm. fixed myself. still in the rotation

2008 3/2/2 - same deal. fixed myself. ditto

2008 2m short arm full - perfect. no issues


no complaints with these. would i buy again? no but only because the newer ones are tighter. i wear xls and there is nowhere to go from there.

but i do like their suits

Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: flyinraptr] #1616923
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Mine ripped in the smooth skin and I sent back and had it repaired after about a year and a half. I've basically phased it out though and bought 3/2 and 4/3 Xcel Drylocks in the off season for the price of a single Matuse because they are so much warmer.

The 3/2 Xcel is about the same as the 4/3 Matuse and the 4/3 blows it away in warmth. I wore the 4/3 Xcel with water temps in the high 40s. The Matuse 4/3 is pretty much done if it's mid 50's water temp and any sort of wind. Will probably sell the Matuse or leave it at my in-laws in California for when I'm out there over X-Mas.

Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: nightfly] #1616924
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Mine ripped in the smooth skin and I sent back and had it repaired after about a year and a half. I've basically phased it out though and bought 3/2 and 4/3 Xcel Drylocks in the off season for the price of a single Matuse because they are so much warmer.

The 3/2 Xcel is about the same as the 4/3 Matuse and the 4/3 blows it away in warmth. I wore the 4/3 Xcel with water temps in the high 40s. The Matuse 4/3 is pretty much done if it's mid 50's water temp and any sort of wind. Will probably sell the Matuse or leave it at my in-laws in California for when I'm out there over X-Mas.




How do you like the Drylocks - flexibility/weight? I had a 3/2 Xcel Infinity and literally wore through both elbows requiring them to be patched within 2 yrs.

Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: flyinraptr] #1616925
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I dug my 1st generation Matuse.
bought an excel 4/3 infinity drylock to replace it after
reading all the bad reviews of the newer Matuses.
the excel might be a hair warmer, but the Matuse was
much more flexible/easier to paddle in, and dried out
much faster.


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Mine ripped in the smooth skin and I sent back and had it repaired after about a year and a half. I've basically phased it out though and bought 3/2 and 4/3 Xcel Drylocks in the off season for the price of a single Matuse because they are so much warmer.

The 3/2 Xcel is about the same as the 4/3 Matuse and the 4/3 blows it away in warmth. I wore the 4/3 Xcel with water temps in the high 40s. The Matuse 4/3 is pretty much done if it's mid 50's water temp and any sort of wind. Will probably sell the Matuse or leave it at my in-laws in California for when I'm out there over X-Mas.




How do you like the Drylocks - flexibility/weight? I had a 3/2 Xcel Infinity and literally wore through both elbows requiring them to be patched within 2 yrs.




How the hell do you wear through the elbows? Are you a sponger?


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Re: Matuse - How are they holding up? [Re: geedee] #1616927
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How the hell do you wear through the elbows? Are you a sponger?




LOL - H3ll No! At work I'm on a computer so i guess from rubbing on the desk - the skin gets rough and i've got kinda thick arms to begin with - one spot on each arm wore the rubber almost all the way through.

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How the hell do you wear through the elbows? Are you a sponger?




LOL - H3ll No! At work I'm on a computer so i guess from rubbing on the desk - the skin gets rough and i've got kinda thick arms to begin with - one spot on each arm wore the rubber almost all the way through.




Why are you wearing your wetsuit at work?

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How the hell do you wear through the elbows? Are you a sponger?




LOL - H3ll No! At work I'm on a computer so i guess from rubbing on the desk - the skin gets rough and i've got kinda thick arms to begin with - one spot on each arm wore the rubber almost all the way through.




Why are you wearing your wetsuit at work?




To tell you the truth i would if i could - would save time sneaking out at lunch for a quick session!

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Mine ripped in the smooth skin and I sent back and had it repaired after about a year and a half. I've basically phased it out though and bought 3/2 and 4/3 Xcel Drylocks in the off season for the price of a single Matuse because they are so much warmer.

The 3/2 Xcel is about the same as the 4/3 Matuse and the 4/3 blows it away in warmth. I wore the 4/3 Xcel with water temps in the high 40s. The Matuse 4/3 is pretty much done if it's mid 50's water temp and any sort of wind. Will probably sell the Matuse or leave it at my in-laws in California for when I'm out there over X-Mas.




How do you like the Drylocks - flexibility/weight? I had a 3/2 Xcel Infinity and literally wore through both elbows requiring them to be patched within 2 yrs.




How the hell do you wear through the elbows? Are you a sponger?




my son is on his second xcel, the same thing happened with both suits after about a year of using it heavily.......we pretty much wear fullsuits year round in these parts........he's skinny so i think it's due to his boney elbows. great suit even with the elbow issue, wouldn't hesitate to get another for him, my younger son has one as well, and maybe i'll get one. the only thing holding me back is the fact that i've had great luck with o'niel.......no need to fix something that's not broken.

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