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READER POLL 2017
We promise this won’t (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

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Close READER POLL 2017
We promise this won't (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

Is Billabong's New Graphene Rubber Actually Any Good?

For such an established wetsuit brand, Billabong has been taking huge marketing swings in the past year, releasing both a build-your-own wetsuit feature on their site and infusing their 2019 line with a Nobel Prize-winning super-fiber: graphene.

Like you, we'd read the brochure and seen the promotional material, but the question remained: was this graphene stuff actually any good?

The only option was to test it ourselves. Armed with Billabong's Furnace Ultra 3/2 and Furnace Carbon 4/3, we took to the frigid waters of Santa Cruz and sampled this Nobel Prize-winning fiber's warmth and comfort capacities. (Spoiler: the 3/2 even qualified for our ice bath challenge.)

Check out our full review above and see the suits in stunning detail below.  

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