WINTERMISSION 2.0: RIP CURL
Flashbomb to the future.
After a suit with all the bells and whistles, the latest in anti-freeze tech, regardless of the wellbeing of your bottom line? For years Rip Curl has had this market covered, and after giving their latest Flashbomb Heat Seeker a run, it seems like they will continue to do so.
“I chose the Rip Curl, cos they’ve been in the game for a long time,” said Lewie, who after feeling the crisp air of our first morning, chose to wear this suit first.
“When I’m going into a store, I’m not looking for fashion – I want function! Straight from Torquay, onto your body. Boom!”
While Rip Curl’s Flash Lining has been around for a few seasons now, with rave reviews, they’ve taken this model to higher levels with their Thermo Shield rubber wrapped across the arms and another groovy feature called Flex Energy.
The Thermo Shield panels admittedly give the suit a sci-fi feel. Lewie noticed.
“I was a bit tripped out when I grabbed this. I thought it was the old Raptor, with the… umm… reptile aesthetics!”
Protecting the upper arms from wind chill makes a huge difference in the cold.
We’re told that as you move through water, the Flex Energy tech lining will activate and heat your wetsuit – someone call Spock! While it may be subtle, every little bit counts.
With it’s quick dry, cosy lining and fancy innovative features, a 3×2 in this suit will match up with any 4×3 in painfully brisk conditions. It was a favourite of Lewie’s and will likely join the Stab team down south during this year’s Rip Curl Pro.
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