*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:59 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:45 pm
Posts: 1460
Location: The Gorge
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?


{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:02 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:26 am
Posts: 120
Location: Delray Beach, FL
ProMotion, Hood River, OR, da best warm suit, made superb.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:15 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:56 am
Posts: 51
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.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:06 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:58 am
Posts: 334
The most important thing,is suit fits,that why buy local and try for size,with a wet suit fit is everything,TONY


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:44 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:37 pm
Posts: 1758
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.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:31 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:45 pm
Posts: 1460
Location: The Gorge
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.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:19 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:26 am
Posts: 120
Location: Delray Beach, FL
ProMotion in Hood River, OR. Unbeatable comfort and warmth. Ask for Will.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:37 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:01 am
Posts: 362
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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.


Last edited by pixelpedro on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:30 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Need to replace a wetsuit
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:07 am 
Offline
Rare Poster
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:17 pm
Posts: 49
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


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], iblocalsurfer, matt_81a and 40 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group