RIP CURL DAWN PATROL 5/4 HOODED E5 VÅTDRÄKT
A HIGH PERFORMANCE WETSUIT FROM RIP CURL THAT DOESN’T BREAK THE BANK
The Dawn Patrol 5/4 Chest Zip Hooded Wetsuit from Rip Curl proves that it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to enjoy all the features we have come to expect in their high end steamers over the last couple of years. This winter wetsuit offers a whole lot of warmth and drying capability in this one, whilst giving you all the flexibility you need to surf like a champ.
A combination of greats
E5 neoprene, one of the highlight developments in the Flashbomb range this winter, is also featured in the Dawn Patrol’s action panels. This is coupled with Rip Curl’s fastest-drying-in-the-world E5 Flash Lining in the back panel, which quickly moves water away from your body. The rest of the suit is constructed with the brand new Thermoflex Neoprene – this is super warm and offers a good deal of flexibility too. Rip Curl’s mesh skin offers extra warmth; the mesh panels in this tech absorb solar heat and reduce chill too.
The underarms and shoulder panels in the Dawn Patrol wetsuit are seamless and stitchless, ideal maximising movement and offering flexibility to the surfer. Where you do find a seam in this suit, it is glued and blinds-stitched, and E5 taped at the usual stress points. As a result, you get seams that are watertight, much stronger and will last far longer.
The Dawn Patrol 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit offers a great performance at a great price point – it’s a thumbs up from us.