h2009 Winter Wetsuit Buyers Guide

Cypher Hooded Chest Zip

THICKNESS: 4/3, 5/4/3, 6/5/4

FEATURES: 100% Hyperstretch II, Flexmax seam seal taping, GBS (triple glued and blindstitched seams), YKK chest zip with Bead Lock Water Barrier, Vaporstretch mesh hood, Cypher Seal wrist and ankle cuffs, and Cyberfuse kneepads.

WATER TEMP: 34–50 degrees

PRICE: $335 (4/3); $345 (5/4/3); $354 (6/5/4) $385 (5/4/3 HFT); $400 (6/5/4 HFT)

WEB: quiksilver.com

Buy 6/5/4

Buy 5/4/3

Cypher Chest Zip

THICKNESS: 3/2, 4/3

FEATURES: 100% Hyperstretch II with optional HFT Mid-body Panel, Flexmax seam seal taping, GBS (triple glued and blindstitched seams), YKK chest zip with Bead Lock Water Barrier, Glide Skin neck seal, Cypher Seal wrist and ankle cuffs, and Cyberfuse kneepads.

WATER TEMP: 48–64 degrees

PRICE: $310 (3/2 hyperstretch); $325 (4/3 hyperstretch); $340 (3/2 HFT); $355 (4/3 HFT)

WEB: quiksilver.com

Buy 4/3

Buy 3/2

Cypher Back Zip HFT

THICKNESS: 3/2, 4/3

FEATURES: 100% Hyperstretch II with HFT Chest Panel, Flexmax seam seal taping, GBS (triple glued and blindstitched seams), YKK short back zip, Hydroshield pullover water barrier, Cypher Seal wrist and ankle cuffs, and Glide Skin neck seal with Hydrowrap.

WATER TEMP: 48–64 degrees

PRICE: $310 (3/2); $325 (4/3)

WEB: quiksilver.com

Hyperstretch II

Strong, durable, ultra elasticized material for supreme flexibility; minimal water absorption for superior warmth and less weight.

Flexmax Seam Seals

The lightest, most flexible seam seal providing unmatched freedom of movement and waterproofing.

Bead Lock Water Barrier

Silicone beads on the shoulder and neck panels lock together to secure the neck closure and prevent flushing in heavy conditions.

Cypher Chest Zip

Uses a YKK mini zip for ease of entry and a secure closure. Elastic cinch draw cord with barrel lock clip and zip stop provide maximum seal to prevent flushing.

Cypher PS+ Heat Vest

THICKNESS: 8 oz.

FEATURES: Warm your core and extend your session. Vest can be worn and operated under any suit. Flexible far infrared heat pads with multiple heat settings. Rechargeable battery provides two hours of full heat. Comes with car and wall battery chargers.

PRICE: $199

WEB: quiksilver.com

Ignite LFS

THICKNESS: 3/2, 4/3

FEATURES: Hyperstretch II and Freemax Superstretch, Vapor Stretch Mesh/HFT chest panel, LFS (Liquid Flex Seal) seam sealing, external key pocket, YKK short back zip, Hydroshield pullover water barrier, and Glide Skin neck seal with Hydrowrap adjustable neck closure.

WATER TEMP: 51–66 degrees

PRICE: $255 (3/2); $270 (4/3)

WEB: quiksilver.com

Syncro GBS

THICKNESS: 3/2, 4/3

FEATURES: Hyperstretch II and Freemax Superstretch, Stratamesh chest, GBS (triple glued and blindstitched seams), external key pocket, Glide Skin neck seal, YKK back zip, and Hyperweld kneepads.

WATER TEMP: 53–66 degrees

PRICE: $130 (3/2); $140 (4/3)

WEB: quiksilver.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

Boys’ Cypher Chest Zip

THICKNESS: 3/2, 4/3

FEATURES: 100% Hyperstretch II, Flexmax seam seal taping, GBS (triple glued and blindstitched seams), YKK chest zip with Bead Lock Water Barrier, Glide Skin neck seal, Cypher Seal wrist and ankle cuffs, and Cyberfuse kneepads.

WATER TEMP: 48–64 degrees

PRICE: $245 (3/2); $255 (4/3)

WEB: quiksilver.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

Boys’ Syncro GBS

THICKNESS: 3/2, 4/3

FEATURES: Hyperstretch II and Freemax Superstretch, Stratamesh chest, GBS (triple glued and blindstitched seams), external key pocket, Glide Skin neck seal, YKK back zip, and Hyperweld kneepads.

WATER TEMP: 53–66 degrees

PRICE: $110 (3/2); $120 (4/3)

WEB: quiksilver.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

Womens Syncro GBS

THICKNESS: 3/2, 4/3

FEATURES: Hyperstretch II and Freemax Superstretch, Stratamesh chest, GBS (triple glued and blindstitched seams), external key pocket, Glide Skin neck seal, YKK back zip, and Hyperweld kneepads.

WATER TEMP: 53–66 degrees

PRICE: $130 (3/2); $140 (4/3))

WEB: roxy.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3