Rip Curl Flashbomb 3/2mm 2019 Zipperless Mens Wetsuit
- Colour: Black
If the price seems a little vertiginous for a simple 3/2, that’s probably because a) it’s not that simple, and b) you’ve never owned a 3/2 this good – the unrestricted movement, the comfort, the fit, the warmth, the fact that you’re slipping into a 3/2 several weeks before everybody else while they’re still struggling in their winter suits, the sheer feel of it. Despite the understated colourway, despite the effortlessness of the zip-free entry and the hassle-free design, there’s nothing simple about the technology underpinning it all.
So you get what you pay for, and you get an awful lot: Rip Curl’s top-of-the-range E5 neoprene, wonderfully supple and ridiculously warm; E5 Flash lining for unrivalled insulation and lightning-quick drying times; and E5 Flash lining tape covering three quarters of the seams on the inside, plus extra taping on specific stress points. The Flash lining is composed of two engineered layers that wick away water and funnel it rapidly out of the suit, all while insulating body heat.
All potential flush-through zones feature additional defences for watertight seals: water-tension cuffs around wrists and ankles, Hydro Lock smoothskin collar round the neck, the lock-slide closure system sealing the zipperless entry. The zipperless entry, by the way, is a revelation: you’ll never want a wetsuit with a zip again. Meanwhile the ergonomic panelling – contoured seamless underarm panels, to take just one example – maximise comfort and freedom of movement.
This is a high-end suit for surfers after the best wetsuit possible. The excellent warmth makes it a viable option from mid-late spring all the way through to the end of autumn in the UK (and obviously for even longer if you’re based in/travelling through mainland Europe).Features:
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- Colour: Black
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|Size (Unisex)||Chest (Inch)||Waist (Inch)||Inseam (Inch)||Sleeve (Inch)||Height (Inch)||Weight (lbs)|
|X Small||35.5 inch||28-30 inch||26 inch||21 inch||66 - 68 inch||120 - 140 lbs|
|Small||36 - 38 inch||29-31 inch||26.75 inch||21.25 inch||67 - 69 inch||135 - 155 lbs|
|Medium Short||38 - 40 inch||30-32 inch||26.75 inch||21.25 inch||67 - 69 inch||150 - 170 lbs|
|Medium||38 - 40 inch||30-32 inch||28 inch||22 inch||69 - 71 inch||150 - 170 lbs|
|Medium Tall||38 - 40 inch||30-32 inch||29 inch||22.5 inch||71 - 73 inch||160 - 180 lbs|
|Large Short||40 - 42 inch||32-34 inch||28 inch||22 inch||69 - 71 inch||170 - 190 lbs|
|Large||40 - 42 inch||32-34 inch||29 inch||22.5 inch||71 - 73 inch||170 - 190 lbs|
|X Large||41.5 - 43.5 inch||34-36 inch||30 inch||23 Inch||73 - 75 inch||190 - 210 lbs|
|XX Large||43.5 - 46 inch||36-38 inch||23.25 Inch||73 - 76 inch||190 - 215 lbs|