The New Standard
Posted on 1/23/2014
O'Neill Pyrotech FZ 5/4mm Hooded Wetsuit
Because this suit is so new, it's hard to find good reviews online. I took a chance on it at the advise of a friend and purchased it over another Rip Curl or Patagonia, which I already own in various thicknesses. Put simply, this suit ROCKS, and the other companies have a lot of catching up to do. I am from Florida, so I am not hearty in the cold, but this suit is keeping me toasty up in NJ. I recently stayed out for a few hours on a day with the water 38F and the air 9F and never got cold. Warmth aside, what is really amazing is how light and flexible the suit is. When paddling, the restriction is pretty much on par with my new 3/2 eBomb. I know that is hard to believe, but really, the shoulder restriction is almost non-existent. The thing dries super fast, and it weighs noticeably less than the 5/4 Flashbomb (and waaay less than a Pat). I'm not sure what else to say, this is hands down the best "thick" suit I've ever used.