Like being hugged by a thousand tiny, furry kittens? That’s what you’ll experience with the Rip Curl Wetsuits F Bomb. Relative to the heat its name brings, you’ll feel warm, comfy and snug with the F Bomb.
+ The comfiest and warmest wetsuit, in the beginning
+ Buttery, comfortable neoprene that’s very stretchy
+ Hugs your whole body and you can hardly tell that you’re wearing a wetsuit
– Not as durable as other premium wetsuits – tends to bag out or stretch out more quickly
– The neoprene tends to degrade a little faster, which doesn’t keep you as warm
Hey, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. My name is Ben and I buy, ride, and review surfboards. It’s a bit an of obsession, it’s a bit of a hobby. It’s something that I’ve been doing for a long time, and when it comes to surfing it’s probably what I have the most experience at over other things. I haven’t been surfing as long as some other people but I’ve certainly bought more boards than most people. Far too many in fact, as my wife would tell me.
It is going into winter now and it is wetsuit season, so I have been surfing in a steamer more often and I thought I would do a review on my Rip Curl F Bomb. When it comes to wetsuits, everyone has personal preferences. For my money I think Rip Curl makes the comfiest and warmest wetsuits out there, in the beginning. They’re very, very, very stretchy and the neoprene is just so comfy and buttery. It literally hugs your whole body. You can hardly tell that you’re wearing these things.
The downside of a Rip Curl wetsuit, in my opinion – this is based on all of the Rip Curl wetsuits I’ve had, and I’ve had many – is that they’re not durable. They don’t last as long. They bag out or stretch out more quickly so it gets to the point where it’s taking in too much water. The neoprene I think tends to degrade a little bit so it doesn’t keep you as warm.
I would say the trade-off for the Rip Curl is, again, comfort and warmth in the beginning, for again, length and versatility of use. If you have a bit of money and you can afford to change your wetsuit more regularly, then I think Rip Curl, again, is a fantastic option. If your priority is more having a wetsuit that’s going to last you for a full season if you surf often, or a few seasons, then I think there are other options that are a little bit better. I think Patagonia in particular makes very durable wetsuits.
Anyway, that is the F Bomb from Rip Curl Wetsuits. If you have an opinion on Rip Curl wetsuits or wetsuits in general, please let me know what you think. That is the F Bomb steamer, full steamer, 32 review at Benny’s Boardroom. Thank you so much for watching. Please hit subscribe if you haven’t already, and I will speak to you again very soon.
OUTRO: Like being hugged by a thousand tiny, furry kittens, so is the experience you will have with the Rip Curl Wetsuits F Bomb.
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