Stab Magazine | This Is Without A Doubt The Warmest Wetsuit On The Planet

This Is Without A Doubt The Warmest Wetsuit On The Planet

Clinical trials produced irrefutable evidence.

Words by stab

In last year’s wetsuit test, Rip Curl’s Flashbomb Heat Seeker earned awards as both the warmest and fastest-drying suit. We wanted to know if the recently acquired brand could retain those same quality metrics in 2019.

Hint: They did.

Whether it’s those Tron patches on the arms or the insular lining that looks like it was ripped straight out of drywall (note: our wetsuit tester has showed no signs of mesothelioma), that damn Flashbomb Heat Seeker is warmer than summer asphalt.

Short of those wretched robot suits with built-in electric heaters, we’ve never felt so supremely cocooned by neoprene. It’s like surfing in utero. 

The Heat Seeker 3/2 even prevailed in the ice bath test—our pseudo-scientific foray in the 2019 Best Wetsuits test. 

This is not to neglect Rip Curl’s E-Bomb 4/3, which scored in the upper echelon of our comfort category. Top-2, to be precise.  

Growing up in Torquay, it’s no wonder the folks at Rip Curl have produced a quality product. Their surfing life depends on it. 

Watch the full review of both Rip Curl suits above, then check their aesthetic appeal below. 




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