Rip Curl Men's H-Bomb Heated Vest
By Surfing Nomad
from Mid Atlantic
I have been surfing for 35 years. The older I get, the more the cold water affects me. The whole point for us older dudes and surfing IS TO HAVE FUN! If you are cold, you are not having fun. If you are not having fun, you don''t surf as much in the winter. This heated vest increases my amount of surf sessions in the winter. I find myself surfing way more. It does not constrict your surfing at all. You have way more freedom/flexibility with the H-bomb vest under a 3/2 wetsuit, than wearing a 4/3, and it keeps you just as warm. Other cool things are that the heater coils warm your back muscles up, so your back muscles are actually looser. Finally, it extends your time in the water because your body is using less energy to keep you warm. You can use the energy savings to surf more. That''s an advantage for an old guy like me. It does last about 2 hours on high. I drained the entire battery charge yesterday surfing. What does it feel like... kind of like a heating pad underneath your wetsuit. I will never surf without it now.