O'Neill Wetsuit Guide 2020

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O'Neill's never been a brand to just push out regurgitated wetsuit after wetsuit, season after season. There's always innovation found somewhere in their rubber offerings; a push into more eco-friendly materials, additional thickness packed in, and this year's line up is no different with a range of different features that have been cooked up in the brand's own secret lab.

Perhaps it's the soon to be released Blueprint Wetsuit Series, which affirms the brand's commitment to being eco-conscious, or a new Firewall lining in the Psycho One models – there's always a push towards just being better than what came before - and that stems from more than 60-years of research and execution.

And how does a brand like O'Neill know these suits work? It's that earlier mentioned secret lab, aka, Area 52, an exclusive R&D facility staffed full-time and centred around developing new wetsuit tech. This is a facility that allows O'Neill to hand-build and refine multiple rounds of prototypes in the same fashion that Jack himself pioneered in 1952.

Extensive prototyping, fit checks and testing in the frigid waters of Northern California provides unparalleled insight when creating the best fitting, most functional wetsuits on the planet. And with that, we present to you O'Neill's latest suits and where to buy them.

Blueprint Chest Zip (Mens only) 4/3+, 5/4+mm - Coming Soon

O'Neill's New Blueprint chest xip continues our legacy of innovation with premium quality features and high tech construction using the most eco-friendly materials currently available. O’Neill is firmly committed to offering the closest thing to truly environmentally responsible products.

Key Features:
F.U.Z.E. Closure (Chest Zip).
Redzone Water Resistant Zipper.
360° Barrier With Drainholes (F.U.Z.E.).
Plasma Wrist and Ankle Seals.

Construction:
Glued and Blind Stitched, TB3X Tape.
Arms/ Shoulders: TechnoButter 3X.
Chest / Back / Thigh/ Butt: Nova Skin Air Graphene FireWall.
Shins/ Calf: TechnoButter 3.
PLUS (+) = 0.5mm Extra thickness for even more warmth.
Aqua Alpha Solvent Free Neoprene Lamination.
 
Psycho Tech Series (Women and Men) 3/2+, 4/3+, 5/4+mm Hooded: 6/4mm

O'Neill's Psycho Tech combines our exclusive TechnoButter 3 and added heat-generating TechnoButter Air-Firewall. The Psycho Tech is offered in plus thicknesses for additional warmth. Available in a versatile array of closures, our patented ZEN (Back Zip), FUZE (Chest Zip) and Hooded versions.

Key Features:
Z.E.N. Zip Closure (Back Zip).
F.U.Z.E. Closure (Chest Zip).
Redzone Water Resistant Zipper.
Anti-Flush Barrier (Z.E.N. Zip).
360° Barrier With Drainholes (F.U.Z.E.).
Super Seal Cuffs.

Construction:
Stitch-less Seam Technology.
Fluid Seam Weld.
Arms/Shoulders: TechnoButter 3.
Chest / Back: TechnoButter 3 Air-Firewall Smoothskin.
Thigh/ Butt/ Shins/ Calf: TechnoButter 3 Firewall.
PLUS (+) = 0.5mm Extra thickness for even more warmth.
Aqua Alpha Solvent Free Neoprene Lamination.
Eco Carbon Black in Neoprene.
Limestone Neoprene.
Dope-Dyed Yarn Jersey.

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Psycho One (Men only) 3/2, 4/3, 5/4mm

The Unparalleled Premium in Lightweight Flexibility and Durability. Now featuring TB Firewall with heat retaining thermal interior layer in the chest, back, and legs. Team inspired minimal seam design.
 
Key Features:
Z.E.N. Zip Closure (Back Zip).
F.U.Z.E. Closure (Chest Zip).
Minimal Seam Design.
Anti-Flush Barrier (Z.E.N. Zip).
360° Barrier With Drainholes (F.U.Z.E.).
Double Seal Collar.

Construction:
Fluid Seam Weld.
Arms/ Shoulders/Calf: TechnoButter 3.
Chest / Back/Shins/Butt : TechnoButter 3 Firewall.
Aqua Alpha Solvent Free Neoprene Lamination.
Eco Carbon Black in Neoprene.
Limestone Neoprene.
Dope-Dyed Yarn Jersey.

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Hyperfreak F.U.Z.E (Women, Men, Youth) 3/2+, 4/3+, 5/4+mm Hooded: 4/3+, 5/4+mm

The HyperFreak F.U.Z.E. (Front Upper Zip Entry) is constructed with super light TechnoButter 3 and TB3X neoprene. We added 0.5mm thicker material as a step-up from the HyperFreak Comp. The minimal seam design, lightweight, quality construction, and attention to detail make this another team inspired favourite.

Key Features:
F.U.Z.E. Closure (Chest Zip).
Minimal Seam Design.
360° Barrier with Drain Holes.

Construction:
TB3X Fully Taped Glued and Blind Stitched Seams.
Full Body/ Legs: TechnoButter 3.
Arms/ Shoulders: TechnoButter 3X.
PLUS (+) = 0.5mm Extra thickness for even more warmth.
Aqua Alpha Solvent Free Neoprene Lamination.
Eco Carbon Black in Neoprene.
Limestone Neoprene.
Dope-Dyed Yarn Jersey.
Plasma Wrist and Ankle Seals.

Shop Hyperfreak HERE

Hyperfreak Comp (Men only) 3/2, 4/3, 5/4mm

O'Neill's Zipless entry wetsuit, constructed with super light TechnoButter 3 and TechnoButter 3X is the most unique, light weight, fully sealed suit on the market. This exclusive technology allows you to perform at the highest level with construction so comfortable and light, you'd swear you were surfing naked.

Key Features:
Zipless.
Minimal Seam Design.
Seamless Paddle Zones.
Double Seal Collar.
360° Barrier with Drain Holes.

Construction:
TB3X Fully Taped Glued and Blindstitched Seams.
Chest/ Lower Body: TechnoButter 3.
Back/ Arms/ Shoulders: TechnoButter 3X.
Aqua Alpha Solvent Free Neoprene Lamination.
Eco Carbon Black in Neoprene.
Limestone Neoprene.
Dope-Dyed Yarn Jersey.
Plasma Wrist and Ankle Seals.

Shop Hyperfreak HERE
 
Legend Mutant (Men only) 5/4mm

Accept no limitations. O’Neill’s exclusive Modular Closure system with new dual cinch on the neck and hood closures seal out water. The Mutant Legend is constructed of TechnoButter 3X neoprene and TechnoButter Firewall in the chest and back, making it warmer and more flexible. Light, warm, stretchy and one of our most versatile wetsuits. Legendary sessions live on forever.

Key Features:
Modular Closure.
Single Seal Neck and Hood.
Contortionist Seamless Shoulder.
LSD: Lumbar Seamless Design.
External Key Pocket With Loop.
Plasma Wrist and Ankle Seals.

Construction:
Low Body: TechnoButter 3.
Arms/ Shoulders: TechnoButter 3X.
Chest/ Back: TechnoButter Smoothskin Firewall.
Fluid Seam Weld.
Aqua Alpha Solvent Free Neoprene Lamination.
Eco Carbon Black in Neoprene.
Limestone Neoprene.
Dope-Dyed Yarn Jersey.

Buy HERE