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The Flash Bomb Hooded Fullsuit uses Flash Lining technology for a faster drying time that combines with ultimate seam sealing, protecting you from wind chill and water flushes.
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It is very flexible and a great wetsuit
Huntington Beach, CA
Fit: Feels true to size
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I use it for cold weather training with water obstacles. I also use it in competition including the Worlds Toughest Mudder. This is really warm and I would never be training outside in the middle of winter without it. It fits perfectly so make sure you follow the sizing charts. Can't say enough about how great this is!
The one downfall is the chest zip. As with any chest zip, it's hard to get off by yourself. Especially after a few laps running and swimming around the lake! I don't mind it too much, but if you think you might mind it, you should go with the back zip variety. *Heads up, the back zip wetsuits tend to flush with water easier.
What do you mean the water's cold?
Wow! I surf in New England (more like New Iceland), so I was in the market for the warmest suit I could find. This is definitely it. I took it out on Thanksgiving, and it was toasty even after a couple of hours. For the most part, it didn't even feel like the suit was taking on water, and that's probably because of the Flash Dry lining. It's very comfy in the water, and it does dry absurdly fast. I was washing it in the shower, and one side was almost dry before I finished rinsing off the other.The fit is excellent, at least for my body. I'm 5" 10", 170", and I wear the Medium. The crotch tends to ride a bit low, so I have to spend extra time pulling at the knees and thighs, but otherwise, it's ideal. The hood keeps water out pretty well, and it includes a little visor to divert water. Flexibility is good, especially in the shoulders.Now, for the disadvantages. This is a pain to doff (like any chest-zip wetsuit), because you can't get any leverage when pulling the shoulders down. Because of the fit, the lower body portion is also tough to pull off. Some people use baby or coconut oil to butter up before putting it on. Not sure how that would affect the suit.Also, the Flash Dry lining has a tendency to pill, so I'm guessing it loses its effectiveness over time.Overall, this is a phenomenal wetsuit. If you can get away with a back-zip, I'd say to go with that, but if you're set on a chest-zip oven of a wetsuit, this is it.
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