Welcome to the ultimate guide for anyone looking at upgrading their rubber for the upcoming summer season. As a surf addict, I’ve spent countless hours in the water testing wetsuits to provide you with the most comprehensive guide possible.
So as summer approaches, it’s time to ditch your thicker neoprene and embrace the warmth and flexibility of a quality summer wetsuit.
We’ll explore the top wetsuits on the market for the summer of 2023, breaking down each suit’s features, materials, and design to help you find the perfect fit.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice surfer, we’ve got you covered with a range of options to suit your budget.
The Best Summer Wetsuits For 2023
From Xcel to Billabong let’s take a look at some of the latest and greatest summer wetsuits.
Hurley Advantage Plus 3/2mm Full Wetsuit
The Men’s Advantage Plus 3/2mm Fullsuit wetsuit is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to extend their summer surf sessions.
The insulating thermal wavy jacquard lining at the chest, back, and front legs is a game-changer and the water-tight chest zip and taped seams help keep chilly water out.
This wetsuit was sustainably made using eco-friendly processes like carbon black recycled from old tires, dope-dyed yarns, and limestone-based neoprene.
Better yet, the new super-stretch neospan exterior allows you to move freely, making it easy to perform snaps, carves and more.
The unique geometric outward appearance is unique, making it stand out from other wetsuits. The XTend 2.0 interior lining provides a soft hand feel and quick drying for consecutive surfs on the same day.
Seams are placed out of the way to allow for free movement and there’s even a key pocket placed in the interior chest panel which is always a nice touch.
All the seams are 100% taped, double glued and blind-stitched for added durability and a wetsuit that will last season after season.
Overall, I highly recommend this wetsuit to anyone looking for a sustainable and high-performing option for chillier summer surfs.
Xcel Drylock X 3/2mm Full Wetsuit
Are you ready to take your surfing to the next level? The Drylock X wetsuit from Xcel might be the perfect fit.
With its water-tight construction and unparalleled warmth, the Drylock X is the warmest and most comfortable suit in the Xcel lineup, designed to handle the most extreme conditions.
But what really sets the Drylock X apart is its three unique features.
Firstly, the expanded range of the Celliant Black material ensures maximum warmth and comfort, while the Stitch Free Power Seam Technology provides an ultra-smooth, flexible fit that won’t chafe or irritate your skin.
The Drylock X is the ultimate wetsuit for those who demand the best. If you’re ready to take on any conditions with confidence, don’t hesitate to add the Drylock X to your surfing gear today!
Billabong 3/2mm Furnace Full Wetsuit
This is Billabong’s ultimate summer wetsuit designed to keep you warm and flexible for years of surfing sessions.
The Billabong 3/2 Furnace Full Wetsuit features advanced materials like Airlite Stretch, SMART neoprene, and Graphene Recycler Plus fabrics, this wetsuit is built to last and deliver unbeatable performance.
With watertight coverage and a fully lined, thermal retentive design, you’ll stay warm and dry no matter how cold the water gets.
But what really sets the Billabong 3/2 Furnace Full Wetsuit apart is its incredible flexibility. Thanks to its innovative design and materials, this wetsuit offers unparalleled freedom of movement, allowing you to paddle, catch waves, and surf with ease.
So if you’re serious about improving your surfing and want a wetsuit that can keep up with your demanding lifestyle, the Billabong 3/2 Furnace Full Wetsuit is a perfect choice.
O’Neill Men’s Reactor II 3/2mm Full Wetsuit
Looking for a wetsuit that can keep up with your adventurous lifestyle and won’t break the bank? We bring you the REACTOR-2 from O’Neill.
It’s made with ultra-stretch neoprene so this suit is incredibly soft and flexible, allowing you to move with ease whether you’re surfing, diving, paddleboarding, or just enjoying a day at the beach.
The back zip system makes it easy to get in and out of, and the water-resistant closure helps you stay dry while you’re out in the ocean
Made with wind-resistant smooth skin, this suit provides extra insulation and protection against the cold.
So if you’re looking for a wetsuit that combines performance and value, the REACTOR-2 is a great choice.
Manera Seafarer Hybrid 3/2mm Springsuit
Are you tired of being cold while you’re surfing in warm weather? Look no further than the HYBRID spring suit from Manera!
Designed with the same technologies as their 3.2mm steamer, this wetsuit offers unparalleled warmth and comfort.
This wetsuit is also built to last, with durable construction that will stand up to whatever adventures you have in store. And with Manera’s renowned fit, you can be sure that it will be comfortable and flexible, allowing you to move with ease.
Best of all, the SEAFARER is an affordable option for those looking for a high-performance wetsuit. Don’t let the cost of a good wetsuit keep you from enjoying your favourite water activities – choose the SEAFARER and take your adventures to the next level!