“What wetsuit should I try next?”
It’s always hard to decide.
Luckily I won this Hurley Advantage Plus 3/2mm fullsuit from a video contest, so the decision was made for me ?
(If you’re curious, my winning video was Pokemon Go, remember that one?)
It was perfect timing to get this wetsuit, because the water temps were dropping in San Diego, and I was getting chilly! My Xcel 3/2 is a couple years old and letting in some water, and even my 1-year-old 7TILL8 4/3 wetsuit is pretty ragged.
So I put the Hurley Advantage Plus to the test, to see if this 3/2mm was warmer than my year-old 4/3 from 7TILL8.
LOVE the fit on this wetsuit!
I’m 6’1″, 155lbs, and the Medium Tall size fits me perfectly.
Good length on the ankles and wrists, and it hugs the jewels nicely ? (Unlike the baggy-ness on my 7TILL8).
Really easy to get on and off. PS… do yourself a favor and cop a changing poncho.
I’ve gotta say, I think this 3/2 Hurley Advantage Plus is just as warm as last year’s 4/3 from 7TILL8.
I was surprised!
It’s really easy to move in, and of course it has a key loop pocket in the leg (some wetsuits don’t, for whatever reason)
Ho Stevie! leashes have a key pocket in the ankle cuff, but I prefer to keep my key in my wetsuit.
BUT WAIT ✋
It was all going so well…
But after surfing in this wetsuit for about a month, I noticed that the stitching on one of the knees is starting to unravel.
I’ve contacted Hurley about this, but they haven’t gotten back to me yet.
Besides that problem, I really like the Advantage Plus.
Oh, and the white stripes on the leg are subtle, yet help your friend on the beach pick you out from the crowd.
I’ll update this post if I hear back from Hurley about the knee stitching.
Who’s on the Hurley bandwagon?
*** UPDATE 2/22/19 ***
So Back in December, I DM’d Hurley on Instagram and Facebook, and they gave me an email address to contact (firstname.lastname@example.org if you need it yourself).
I emailed them December 7th explaining this situation, with a link to my video.
Finally, 5 weeks later (January 15th) I received a response.
After a little back and forth (they needed more pictures, model number, etc) they agreed to replace the wetsuit.
I sent the damaged Advantage Plus back to them (they paid for the return shipping label after I asked them to) and my brand new wetsuit arrived about a week later, with no loose threads this time ?
Now, did they only give me this treatment because of my Youtube channel and blog? Quite possibly. I always wonder in situations like this.
Either way, I have a fresh wetsuit for spring, so I’m stoked! ?