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Gear Review

This week Surfersvillage Facebook Live examined 5 new wetsuits

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 November, 2016 - On Wednesday Surfersvillage went LIVE on Facebook to go over five new suits for the season with a fine tooth comb. The 45-minute program took a look at five new wetsuit models from brands Sooruz, Patagonia, Body Glove, Tiki, Superbrand/Narval and O'Neill. The suits ranged in price from mid-level to top-end and came in a variety of thicknesses from 3/2 to 5/4/3.

Viewers sent in their questions in the Facebook comments section and got immediate answers. The queries ranged from general curiousity about wetsuits to the various types of eco-wetsuits on the market.

“There have been a lot of advances in wetsuit design and materials lately,” said Gear Editor Bryan Dickerson. “There's a great range of choices in rubber out there with the current trend being alternative neoprenes. We tested two suits that use the latest Yulex petroleum-free natural rubber (Sooruz and Patagonia), and we also tested a limestone-based neoprene suit from (Tiki) as well.

You can watch the full video program in the embed below or read the full text-based wetsuit review article here

When looking for a wetsuit it's important that you as a consumer know what you want. Do you value stretch and performance over insulation and durabliity? Do you want a suit that says "no" to the petro-chemical industry? These are important questions to ask yourself before shopping for a suit as you can the suit that meets your ethos and surfing requirements.

 

You can click through here to read the full, extensive review on Surfersvillage.

 

 

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