Ride anywhere, from Santa Cruz to Cape Hatteras.
When it comes time to paddle in at any cool-water spot from California to the Carolinas, the Rip Curl Omega Back Zip 3/2 Full Wetsuit is essential gear at an affordable price. Constructed from Ultralight 3mm neoprene overall, with supple stretch 2mm Freeflex neoprene in performance panels on the arms, legs, and back, it’s a warm, flexible full-function performer. The internal seams are triple-glued and double-blindstitched to minimize water penetration, and the back zipper’s batwing panel closure combines with the suit’s Hydro-Loc collar to keep the suit from flushing, keeping the warm water in and the cold out. And the included stash pocket keeps your car keys close, letting you focus on the surf instead of on the security of your stuff. For any entry-level watersport woman, the Omega is a rugged and warm piece of waveriding gear to get you out into the lineup.
- Ultralight 3mm neoprene overall
- Freeflex 2mm neoprene performance panels
- Hydro-loc Collar
- Stash pocket
- Item #RIP00BS
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
This was unbelievably comfortable and I was sorely tempted to keep this just because! I had however purchased two options and ended up sticking with the sleeveless suit by O'Neill instead. When I do need a full sleeved suit I will definitely be back! I will probably not go with the black again, but I'd definitely go with Rip Curl!
p.s. I also learned why having that 3 mm chest plate is such a good idea too. Without it I had sore ribs the next day. This was definitely an in your face