Surfing wetsuits can be expensive.
Earlier this year I reviewed my O’Neill Psychofreak, Xcel Drylock, and Need Essentials fullsuit:
The first two suits cost around $500. The Need Essentials is around $200, but I didn’t like the fact that it doesn’t have a key loop. What am I just supposed to hide my key somewhere while I surf?!
So this fall/winter I got a wetsuit from a new company 7till8, and I put it to the test:
I’ve been wearing this suit almost every day for a few weeks now, and I like it!
It’s warm (I got the 4/3 version), easy to get in and out of (even with the front-zip), AND it has the key loop!
(I could just use the key pocket in my leash, but I prefer to keep it in my wetsuit)
No rips or seams/threads coming undone in the short time I’ve had it, and hopefully it stays that way.
My only complaint is about the sizing.
I got size MT (I’m 6’1″, 165lbs) and my other MT wetsuits fit me great. This one was maybe a tiny bit short around the ankles, and pretty baggy in my “junk area”.
Not a huge deal though, as I mainly noticed it when walking up and down my stairs, not when I was actually surfing.
Overall I’m super stoked on the suit, and would recommend to anyone! (Actually my neighbor bought one just a few days after he saw me with mine)
For $225 you get a nice warm wetsuit delivered to your door. Click here to check out the wetsuit that I got.
Oh, and 7till8 are great people with excellent customer support, so that’s always nice 🙂