h2009 Winter Wetsuit Buyers Guide

H-Bomb

FEATURES: The H-Bomb is made 100% out of E3, the lightest, warmest, and most flexible neoprene known to man. It also features double aquaban liquid taping on all seams to create a water tight and durable sealed seam. The H-Bomb uses two 7.4 volt batteries to heat up the non-metal based, carbon-fiber coils on your back. The heating elements warm up your core and help to pump warm blood to your extremities.

WATER TEMP: 32 degrees and up

PRICE: $1,000 (3/2); $1,100 (4/3)

WEB: Go to ripcurl.com/hbomb to read H-Bomb testimonials.

H-Bomb

FEATURES: The idea was straightforward: Design and build the world’s first power-heated wetsuit. The concept was unique: Rip Curl has made the best surfing wetsuits since 1969, but never before have innovation, technology, and science been so meticulously challenged. The plan was precise: Research, development, testing, and production unrivalled. Success would open up a new frontier for surfing exploration. Failure was not an option. The Rip Curl H-Bomb is now a reality.

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

F-Bomb

THICKNESS: 6/5/4 hooded, 5/4 hooded, and 4/3 and 3/2 back zip and chest zip.

FEATURES: The F-Bomb is the ultimate in wetsuits with every feature imaginable. 100% E3 for ultimate flexibility, double liquid taped for maximum durability, and Fireskin polypro lining for complete warmth.

WATER TEMP: 32–66 degrees

PRICE: $430 (6/5/4 hooded chest zip); $420 (5/4 hooded chest zip); $410 (4/3 chest or back zip); $390 (3/2 chest or back zip)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

E-Bomb

THICKNESS: 4/3, 3/2

FEATURES: Lighter, warmer, and more flexible! This is the most high-performance wetsuit available. Both the E-Bomb back zip and chest zip have 100% E3 with liquid tape, making it amazingly flexible while achieving unparalleled durability.

WATER TEMP: 4/3 (50–58 degrees), 3/2 (58–66 degrees)

PRICE: $320 (4/3 chest or back zip); $300 (3/2 chest or back zip)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

E-Bomb Pro Chest Zip

THICKNESS: 4/3, 3/2, and 2/2 short sleeve

FEATURES: The minimalist’s high-performance suit. 100% E3 with GBS (glued and blindstitched) seams. So light and flexible you’ll be surprised you even have a suit on. The E-Bomb Chest Zip Pro is the suit of choice for our WCT team—the lightest, most flexible suit you will find.

WATER TEMP: 4/3 (50–58 degrees), 3/2 (58–66 degrees), 2/2 (62 degrees and up)

PRICE: $290 (4/3 chest zip); $270 (3/2 chest zip); $240.00 (2/2 short sleeve chest zip)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

Dawn Patrol Back Zip

THICKNESS: 4/3, 3/2

FEATURES: The all-new Dawn Patrol brings back Rip Curl’s classic name in a suit that has more features than ever at an amazing pricepoint. This suit includes 50% E3 and 50% Ultralight Fireskin chest panel, super soft collar, bluesteel zip, and a completely new design. This suit is without a doubt the premium suit at its price.

WATER TEMP: 4/3 (50–58 degrees), 3/2 (58–66 degrees)

PRICE: $160 (4/3 GB); $140 (3/2 GB); $110 (3/2 FL)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

Core Fireskin

THICKNESS: 4/3, 3/2

FEATURES: E3 and XpandX combo, Fireskin lining, Bluesteel zip, GBS seams, 3/4 external liquid tape, S-flex knees.

WATER TEMP: 4/3 (50–58 degrees), 3/2 (58–66 degrees)

PRICE: $260 (4/3 w/ batwing); $240 (3/2 w/ batwing); $240 (4/3 no batwing); $220 (3/2 no batwing)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

G-Bomb

THICKNESS: 4/3, 3/2

FEATURES: 100% E3, Fireskin lining, batwing and Bluesteel zip, 3/4 external (not internal) Aquaban liquid tape, seamless underarms and shoulders, GBS seams, S-Flex knees.

WATER TEMP: 4/3 (50–58 degrees); 3/2 (58–66 degrees)

PRICE: $320 (4/3); $300 (3/2)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

Women’s Dawn Patrol

THICKNESS: 4/3 GB, 3/2 GB, 3/2 FL

FEATURES: E3 and Ultralight Combo, Fireskin lining, super soft collar, Bluesteel zip, available with GBS or flatlock seams, stress point taped, S-Flex knees.

WATER TEMP: 4/3 (50–58 degrees); 3/2 (58–66 degrees)

PRICE: $160 (4/3 GB); $140 (3/2 GB); $110 (3/2 FL)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

Youth E-Bomb

THICKNESS: 4/3, 3/2

FEATURES: 100% E3, 3/4 Aquaban liquid tape, GBS seams, Batwing and Bluesteel zip, seamless underarms, S-Flex knees.

WATER TEMP: 4/3 (50–58 degrees), 3/2 (58–66 degrees),

PRICE: $220 (4/3); $200 (3/2)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

Youth Dawn Patrol

THICKNESS: 4/3 GB, 3/2 GB, 3/2 FL

FEATURES: E3 and Ultralight Combo, Fireskin lining, available with GBS or flatlock seams, super soft collar, Bluesteel zip, seamless underarm, S-Flex knees.

WATER TEMP: 4/3 (50–58 degrees), 3/2 (58–66 degrees)

PRICE: $125 (4/3 GB); $115 (3/2 GB); $95 (3/2 FL)

WEB: ripcurl.com

Buy 3/2

Buy 4/3

F-Bomb 3mm Glove

THICKNESS: 5mm, 3mm

PRICE: $50 (5mm); $45 (3mm)

F-Bomb 3mm Hood

THICKNESS: 3mm

PRICE: $45 (3mm)

F-Bomb 3mm Strapless Boot

THICKNESS: 3mm

PRICE: $65

WEB: ripcurl.com

Warranties on all suits: Three-year warranty on all stitching, twelve-month warranty on Aquaban liquid tape seams, and twelve-month warranty on all other materials and construction.