Just wondering what I should have to get through the winter...considering what you said my guess is a fullsuit 4/3 but maybe 3/2 is enough for HB?The big brands are garbage.
That's why so many people are now wearing 4/3s in 62 degree water....the 3/2s of today are a joke.
I had not worn one of the big brands for some years until this summer - tried on all the big brands. They are worse than ever in temrs of material and quality control. See my XCEL springsuit thread.
Cyber, hands down. Once you've worn one you'll see how much of a joke the big brands are.
3/2 with smoothie back and front is all you need for SD. No leaks - even my old suits that have bit the dust do not leak.
The 4/3 is so goddam warm. Was cooking in 52 degree temps on the Central Coast. Just be careful if you opt for the full smoothie arms and lower legs - the smoothie is very easy to tear with your fingernails or sharp rocks. I was warned to keep my fingernails trimmed and ended up with a bunch of little moonshaped cuts in the shoulder from pulling off the suit.
Do you have a mustache?Just wondering what I should have to get through the winter...considering what you said my guess is a fullsuit 4/3 but maybe 3/2 is enough for HB?
Want to be warm but obviously flexibility is important too. .... Is "O'Neill" a decent brand to go for? I'm ready to invest so looking for the best option.
Thanks in advance
I'm looking at Isurus. Best suit you ever owned?I have two Isurus suits that are 3 years old and are still good.
Bought a hooded 4/3 in june (for up north) at 35% off (last year’s model).
Plus, fook being cold and/or uncomfortable. I started surfing in 1980. I’ve had enough cold and uncomfortable suits.
Also, take care your suits. They’ll last.
I think if you look at the whole picture, yes. I’ve had suits that were more flexible but didn’t last very long.I'm looking at Isurus. Best suit you ever owned?
The only people I know who say they like those suits are people who get them for free, either through sponsorship, employed by them or some sort bro deal.Patagonia suit I had was the weirdest cut I’ve ever had. At 6’1, the MT had a low cut neck, short sleeves and short legs.
fit just fine nuts to shoulders. Figured it was a hipster thing. Flushed like mad. Rarely wore it and really a waste of money.
Because keeping your kidneys warm is really important for keeping the body warm, makes a massive differenceFor $550 for a 4/3, I would want smoothie on the front as well as on the back. Does Isurus think we're never going to surf unless it's offshore? I don't get why they'd only put it on the back panel.