Wetsuit colour

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I like my wetsuits:

Fully black
3
21%
Black with coloured graphics or panels
11
79%
Fluoro all over baby!
0
No votes
Any colour will do
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No votes
 
Total votes: 14

surfydude
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Wetsuit colour

Post by surfydude » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:52 am

Most suits these days tend to be just black, or black with some coloured panels or printed graphics. But go back a decade or two and you'll find suits with brightly coloured panels (usually the shoulder and legs). Like the older Billabong SGX, Ripcurl Ebomb or Oneill Hammer. Go back further and some of the original wetsuits were completely fluro! Yes, bright 70s red, green, blue or yellow!

While I like plain black wetsuits (they look best when wet), I've had a few coloured ones in the past that were a nice change once in a while (and not so boring). Blue or red is nice, but yellow can be too noticeable. I've yet to try on a full colour suit (like the blue Aquasphere Phantom or Orca Free) but that could be interesting! Except maybe people will stare in public. Yep, I had a guy compliment my Oneill Hammer suit with blue shoulders.

How do you like your suits coloured?

Dutchie
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Re: Wetsuit colour

Post by Dutchie » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:49 pm

My favourite suit is mainly black, but with bright blue and white panels on the legs and arms. In my opinion just a few colours makes them a lot nicer and attractive to see.

ToastyWarm
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Re: Wetsuit colour

Post by ToastyWarm » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:46 pm

You guys should check out http://janga.pt/ :mrgreen:

Dutchie
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Re: Wetsuit colour

Post by Dutchie » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:43 pm

ToastyWarm wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:46 pm
You guys should check out http://janga.pt/ :mrgreen:
Some I really like, and some are just so ugly :lol:

surfydude
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Re: Wetsuit colour

Post by surfydude » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:27 am

Dutchie wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:43 pm
ToastyWarm wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:46 pm
You guys should check out http://janga.pt/ :mrgreen:
Some I really like, and some are just so ugly :lol:
Me too! Sometimes plain black is the safest colour choice.

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