Mens Flashbomb Heatseeker 3/2mm GBS Zipperless Steamer Wetsuit
Rip Curl Mens Flashbomb Heatseeker 3/2mm GBS Zipperless Steamer is worth all the superlatives we can throw at it but Read more...
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Rip Curl Mens Flashbomb Heatseeker 3/2mm GBS Zipperless Steamer is worth all the superlatives we can throw at it but saying things like 'this is the best suit ever made' don't get you far in this day and age so we're just going to stick with the tech. The Heat Seeker takes all the heat inducing tech destined for the Flashbomb range but adds the most considered external panelling of any suit we've seen, be it surf, dive, tri or otherwise and is without a doubt the best suit in terms of wind-chill mitigation.
As per the Flashbomb range, you can rest assured knowing you're getting the best neoprene, tape sealed seams, chest zip and a full internal thermal lining. These elements are key to any high-performance and cold-water wetsuit.
How does the Heat Seeker seek heat?
The Heat Seeker works on two fronts, firstly by heavily mitigating wind-chill with their Liquid Mesh Torso and Sleeve linings and secondly by the heat generating capabilities Rip Curl tout their new Flex Energy neoprene to have. We are not privy to how Rip Curl achieve this heat-generation but we can tell you that George Beuchat, one of SCUBA's founding pioneers, invented the Isothermal Wetsuit back in the 50s and the principles seem similar, except Rip Curl's version actually generates heat, doesn't just work to keep heat static - obviously we're excited to see what Rip Curl have achieved with this principle in 2019. This may sound crazy, but there are dozens of complex textiles on the market today that can somewhat magically modulate their insulation and air-flow. Some work on ambient temps, others with movement or moisture content (lets say humidity is high, the textile will contract, to increase air-flow, therefore reduce heat retention of your garment: because you're in high humidity) So yeah, we're not surprised Rip Curl, the company responsible for more advancements in wetsuit tech than the test combined, managed to get these textiles into their lining.
The Heat Seeker's Liquid Mesh External Panelling takes a fresh look into smooth-skin external linings, something we've seen fading away from high-performance mens surfing wetsuits in recent years, because of connotations with low-stretch. What the Heat Seeker searched for was a highly flexible and hydrophobic elastomer that is durable enough for use in the high-stretch seams without de-laminating. In achieveing this goal the Heat Seeker is the undeniable champ when it comes to mitigating wind-chill and is here to say. Because this lining is hydrophobic, it repels water, which means these panels are always dry, therefore avoiding cold-water wicking - a cold surface wicks heat ~25x faster than a dry surface, so being dry is important. The reason we see none of this elastomer in the legs panels of the Heat Seeker is because more often then not you'll be sitting upright on your board and the elastomer is designed with wind-chill in mind, not chill of the water.
Rip Curl Mens Flashbomb Heatseeker 3/2mm GBS Zipperless Steamer Wetsuit Features
- Heat Seeker External Panelling: A modern improvement on our most effective mitigator of windchill: smooth skin. Get more info on this above.
- Flex Energy: Rip Curl have dropped their insane Flex Energy neoprene which touts a core-foam that induces heat through your physical activation of the suit, the more your move the more is generated. Isothermal wetsuits have been around for a while, but have not been practical to the surfing industry until Rip Curl figured it out this year.
- E5 Neoprene: A contender for the stretchiest and warmest material on the market. Unrivalled stretch, great warmth, supreme comfort and softness are part in parcel to Rip Curl's top line wetsuits.
- E5 Flash Lining: By engineering two individual layers within their polyfleece lining Rip Curl have effectively created a funnel in which water will move along. The suit is not only warmer because of this but when you stand up any trapped water will flow down through the suit.
- Chest Zip: Once you go front zip you'll never go back! That's because the chest zip fixes a fundamental flaw of the back zip, which is that it limits your ability to curve your back! Get the goss on zips.
- Glued and Blind Stitched Seams: A high performance seam is one that has a great deal of stretch but is also sealed and a GBS seam ticks both of those boxes. The only downfall is durability but Rip Curl have remedied this with their E5 Tape. Learn more about seams.
- 3/4 Liquid Tape Seals: A neoprene 'tape' that is laid along the inside of the seams to increase durability and is super comfy on the skin, much more so than stitching.
- Lock Slide Closure: Adjustable closure that helps seal the shoulder entry of the Zipperless Flashbomb.
- Magnetic Stash Pocket: Just like the usual stash pocket but sealed by a magnet, not a zip- zips have historically fused because of the zip is small, therefore the teeth are tiny.
PLEASE NOTE: Wetsuit Warehouse cannot sell Rip Curl products to customers outside Australia at this time.
- Brand: Rip Curl
- Product: Mens Flashbomb Heatseeker 3/2mm GBS Zipperless Steamer Wetsuit
- SKU: WST8PF-0090-M
- Our Price: $699.99
- Colour: Black
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Please note that size charts do differ and so should be used as a guide only. If your item doesn’t fit, don’t worry we offer a 30/60 Returns Policy so you can simply return and exchange for the right size.
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If you would like to guarantee your items are dispatched as soon as possible, there is an option during the online checkout process to select ‘Jump the Queue’ for a small additional fee.
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When you place your order, you will be given an option to purchase 'Jump the Queue' for an additional $5. If we receive your 'Jump the Queue' order and payment before 2pm QLD time, your order will be dispatched the same day (excluding weekends and public holidays). If the 'Jump the Queue' order is made after 2pm, it will be dispatched the next day.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer same day delivery. There is a ‘Jump the Queue’ option for an additional $5 where if we receive your 'Jump the Queue' order and payment before 2pm QLD time, your order will be dispatched the same day (excluding weekends and public holidays). If the 'Jump the Queue' order is made after 2pm, it will be dispatched the next day. To arrange this just tick the relevant box during the online order system or call us to place your order over the phone on (07) 3391 2299.
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Yes...simply select the "In-Store Pickup" option when checking out if you'd like to collect your order from our warehouse in Brisbane. Full payment is required in order to secure your items as we will not hold anything without payment being received. Items may not be ready for immediate pick up so please wait for an email to confirm your order is ready before coming down to the store.
Store Pickup lets you avoid shipping charges and pick up your order in our store at 54 Deshon Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane 4102.
Here's how it works:
- During checkout, choose Store Pickup for shipping option.
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- Bring your ID, credit card, and order number to the store and pick up your items.
- We'll hold your items at the store for 14 days.
Bring to the store:
- Your photo ID.
- Your order number.
- Purchases over $500, the credit card used for the purchase must be presented at point of collection by the card holder.
At the store:
- Our store have reserved parking spaces for Store Pickup. They're right up front.
- Inside, look for the Store Pickup sign. Or ask the associate at the door to point you in the right direction.
Who Can Pick Up Your Order
You can pick up your order yourself or choose someone else to pick it up (Friends & Family Pickup). Your pickup person will need to show his/her ID and the order number at the store. For orders over $500 the buyer must collect the goods in person along with the credit card used to purchase or copy of the PayPal transaction confirmation email.
Some items may not be immediately available for pickup from our store. Items not in stock usually arrive at the store within 3 to 7 business days. We'll send you an email when your items are ready for pickup.
A Few More Things to Know
- There's no charge for Store Pickup.
- Products may be larger than expected due to their packaging. Please keep this in mind when considering what vehicle you use to pick up your order.
- Allow extra time to pick up.
Changing or Canceling Store Pickup
- To change or cancel a store pickup order, call us at (07) 3895 8119.
- To switch from shipping to store pickup, call within one hour of placing your order.
- To switch from store pickup to shipping, call any time.
- If you're calling to cancel a store pickup order, please have your credit card information handy.
- Note that not all items are available for both store pickup and shipping.
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