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Rip Curl H-Bomb Wetsuit: Is it Really Worth a Cool Grand?

Apparent yes, or at least says Surfing Mag’s Editor Evan Slater, who just put up a review of Rip Curl’s battery powered wetsuit.

“The button on your leg gives you three heating options: low, high or “boost.” For the really frigid stuff. But just to be a wimp, I kept it on “boost” the whole time. The carbon-fiber coils in my back roared to life, I stayed warm and loose (like I had a little campfire in my suit) and – even though the surf sucked – I kept telling myself “one more.”"

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Ok, so as expected, the suit works. And it’s easy for Evan to love it, considering he didn’t have to plunk down the cash for it. I think the bigger question is- is it really worth it to spend over a grand on a wetsuit? I guess that comes down to the individual. For me personally, the answer is no. But I don’t have an extra G burning a hole in my pocket either. I’m a wuss when it comes to cold water too, and I admit that I would be nice to have a wetsuit that I could just turn up the dial on every time I get a little chilly. But for now, my 4/3 seems to be doing just fine on those really cold days.

It probably wasn’t the best time for Rip Curl to be dropping the H-Bomb, considering the economy and all. But I suppose that’s not something they could have predicted.

While I won’t be rushing out to buy an H-Bomb anytime soon. If you guys over at Rip Curl want to send me one, I’ll be more than happy to review it.

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Posted by Cameron on Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 in Surfing.


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One Response to “Rip Curl H-Bomb Wetsuit: Is it Really Worth a Cool Grand?”

  • Evan Says:

    I’m not sure I ever want to be surfing water cold enough to need this.

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