Rip Curl Flashbomb Plus Review

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What Rip Curl says about the Flashbomb Plus:

‘The FlashBomb Plus was born out of a never-ending pursuit to create the best wetsuit ever imagined. It was born out of Mick Fanning deciding he wanted to go to Alaska. It was born out of Mason Ho flying around the world to chase icebergs.

And it was born out of the desire to feel comfortable going anywhere, anytime – Searching for waves in the coldest and most remote parts of the world. It’s taken us nearly 50 years of refining the suit – taking on feedback, incorporating new technologies, and hunting for the finest materials possible – but we’ve finally released what we know to be the highest quality wetsuit possible.

The features? Let’s begin with…

  • The E5 liquid mesh flash lining, which is Rip Curl’s new and exclusive innovation that offers 25% more stretch, a lighter and lower profile feel, and a faster drying time.
  • The liquid mesh super stretch panel, offering durability (and stretch) that surpasses all previous industry standards.
  • Our unique Aquaban, which acts as an external barrier to cold water and keeps the seam 100% bonded and sealed against ocean leakage.
  • The new zip-free entry, which is a new and ergonomic easy-entry system that increases paddling freedom while maintaining maximum water seal.

And then, of course, there’s the stress point taping, the flash lining hand tape, the hydro-lock smooth skin collar and the lock slide closure system.

Essentially, the Flashbomb Plus is custom designed for the surfer who wants the very best wetsuit possible. Top of the line. No compromises, no matter where you choose to go Searching.’

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What people are saying about it:

“Hands down the best suit on the market for water temps from 60-65 degrees, which is basically most of the year in SoCal. Lightweight, super stretchy and flexible. Keeps you nice and toasty on those slightly chilly mornings and will be bone dry by the next morning. Never stop making this suit!” – Mike Pedone on Rip Curl

“I personally would go for the Flash Bomb Plus, simply because I like Chest Zip better, and the suit felt a little more flexible in the arms.” – Matt Gabriel on Cleanline Surf

“Getting in and out of a chest zip suit is a bit harder than a large horizontal dry zip (assuming there is someone to do it up for you!) but it is not that much harder! And is amply compensated by the flexibility and warmth that the surf style chest zip offers.

Overall I think that the Flash Bomb Plus is an engineering feat: encapsulating extreme warmth with incredible flexibility and whilst I won’t be wearing the O’Shea Stealth in the depths of winter anymore it is also a good cheaper option, and certainly plenty warm enough for days that are 11 degrees or more.” – Rod on forwards4cowards

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Here are videos of the Rip Curl Flashbomb Plus:

And here are pictures we found on Instagram:

Do you own a Rip Curl Flashbomb Plus? What do you like about it?

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