This is the Ultimate PERFORMANCE Hooded suit for the surfer who wants to stay warm in extreme cold conditions but also wants to be as flexible as possible. It strips back Poly-Pro linings and Liquid taping so the E3 neoprene gives unsurpassed stretch in a hooded suit. It is a fact that the thickness of the neoprene mostly dictates the warmth of a wetsuit, so Rip Curl has upped the E3 an extra half millimeter to allow maximum warmth as well as maximum flexibility. For the surfer who wants the best wetsuit possible - No compromises - Constructed with the most advanced neoprene and loaded with the latest ocean technology. By far the most comfortable, warm, and flexible hooded suit on the market. The Rip Curl E-Bomb 5.5/4.5 Hooded Wetsuit surpasses all other suits in terms of flexibility and warmth.
100% E3 Neoprene: The third generation of Elastomax Superstretch Neoprene. Lighter, Warmer, and More Flexible.
3/4 E3+ Taped: 3/4 Of the E-Bomb is taped with Rip Curl's super flexy E3+ Handtape, which gives 120% more stretch than conventional liquid taping methods. Only the arms are left un-taped, to allow for maximum flexibility for paddling. The 3/4 taping method also increases the durability and life of the suit.
External GBS: All the 5.5/4.5 Hooded E-Bomb's seams are Triple glued, and double stitched with a blindstitch, which only penetrates one side of the neoprene, allowing for high stretch, strength, and minimal water entry.
Chest Zip: A thin, low profile zipper, that locks water out, without restricting movement like other bulky zippers. Also, a reverse zipper allows for a bigger opening for easier entry.
Seamless Underarms and Shoulders: Exactly what it sounds like, no seams on your armpits or shoulders. Maximizes flex and comfort, no more rash!
4 Way Stretch Panels: The back seam on the E-Bomb is engineered to minimize seam restriction and maximize comfort. It allows for unrestricted movement while paddling and performing maneuvers.
Drainage System: A three hole drainage system in the chest zip design of the E-Bomb allows excess water to drain quickly and efficiently so you don't notice it!
S-Flex Knees: Super Flexible, yet ridiculously durable knee pads. These allow unrestricted movement while providing the more durable knee pad on the market.
Stash Pocket: External key pocket with zipper and key loop.
Rip Curl Hoods
Rip Curl has spent more energy and attention to detail than any other company when it comes to hoods. They are the most flexible, most watertight, and by far the most comfortable hoods on the market.
E3+ action panels: Reduces hood “snap back” and provides maximum head rotation.
Engineered Chin Cup: Uses a 3D “pre-shaped” pattern and E3+ panel to be as comfortable and easy on your jaw as possible.
Cord lock down: Stops the pull cord from snapping back into your face.
Improved Peripheral Vision: A pulled back opening from around your eyes that stops that annoying blockage of peripheral vision.
Ripcurl Wetsuits Size Chart
Please Note: This is a closeout product. Colors are sold as assorted. If there is a color in this product line that will not work for you please specify in the order notes. Or you can always give us a call at 877-339-5672 and we will try to get you hooked up with an epic color.