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READER POLL 2017
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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.

Wintermission: Introducing Connor, The Suit You Just Have To Meet

None of our cast grew up wearing Adelio rubber. They couldn’t, because they didn’t exist.

Having limited experience with relatively new entrants, preconceived notions were minimal, apart from Mitch Crews, who’d heard a few positive remarks and so chose to wear the suit on one of the colder days of the trip, at a novel south-facing wedge.

First impressions, as they do, centred around the look of Adelio's Connor Deluxe 3/2. Arguably one of the most attractive and minimally designed of the bunch, it’s all black; no tech call-outs and no abrasive logos. An easy winter wear.

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Can we take a moment to appreciate the eye of our stills lensman, Nick Green?

Speaking with Adelio before the trip, the understated sentiment was mirrored. Adelio cares little for extravagant marketing campaigns, even less on splashing technical buzzwords across their product. Instead, their focus is on fostering their cult following and constructing quality neoprene year after year.

“It looks really solid, really warm,” said Mitch Crews, retrieving it from the boot of the minivan rental. Shortly after, the suited and booted Crews rode out of the Wave Of The Trip, to a cheering audience perched on the adjacent cliff face.

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Everyone wanted to give the Adelio a spin, perhaps because it was their first time testing their suit maker's flagship product, or was it the serious business look of the thing? Stealth black and not a splash of aggressive text to be found.

Laid out to dry later that day, the lining looked thick, the internal colour scheme jumping out against the mostly-black rubber assortment. It had to be one of the more attractive interiors.

With time constraints, our cast couldn’t wear every suit, but the Adelio was worn by all.

“The suit provided everything you’d need to surf in freezing conditions,” recounted Mitch. “Yeah, great suit, good on ‘em.”

You can shop Adelio's Connor Deluxe 3/2 here, or see more suits from our Tasmanian field study here.

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