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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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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.

This Is Without A Doubt The Warmest Wetsuit On The Planet

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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