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O'Neill Bahia 1mm Front-Zip Jacket

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The O'Neill Bahia 1mm front-zip jacket combines style with unrestricted motion for the performance-driven athlete at a value price. The seamless paddle zones prevent chafing, so GO CRAZY and paddle 'til your arms fall off.
Max Thickness
  • 1mm
  • Chest Zipper
  • Long Sleeve
  • No Hood
  • Flatlock
O'Neill Technology
  • 100% UltraFlex DS
  • Seamless Paddle Zones
Max Thickness

The warmth of a wetsuit largely depends on the thickness of its neoprene. Measured in millimeters (mm), a thicker suit will generally keep you warmer. However, a thicker suit will also weigh more and be less flexible, resulting in greater paddling fatigue and reduced performance. The goal is to choose a suit that is not unnecessarily thick for your local conditions.

To achieve a balance between warmth and performance, most wetsuits use a combination of neoprene thicknesses. Thicker panels are generally used in the chest, back, and lower body, while thinner panels are used through the arms and shoulders for greater flexibility and easier paddling. A suit’s particular combination of neoprene thickness is reflected in the name of the suit itself. For example, a “4/3mm” wetsuit uses both 4mm and 3mm neoprene. A “2mm” wetsuit is made entirely of 2mm neoprene. The thickness we list here refers only to the thickest neoprene used in the suit. More detailed information on the thicknesses used and their placement is listed below.

Keep in mind that additional features such as advanced seam construction, insulated lining, and hoods greatly impact the warmth of a wetsuit. The presence of these features can compensate for the reduced warmth of thinner neoprene, offering greater performance while retaining overall warmth. For example, a higher-end 4/3mm wetsuit with sealed seams and interior thermal lining will likely stay as warm as an economical 5/4mm wetsuit that does not have those features.


Chest Zipper - By removing the back zipper, chest-zip suits eliminate virtually all back flushing, enhance collar comfort, and allow unrestricted flexibility across the back torso for paddling.


In a perfect world, wetsuits would be seamless. Until then, the goal is to make seams as light, flexible, durable, and impermeable to water as possible. While each brand has its own lingo, there are four basic seam constructions on the market: flatlock; glued and blind stitched (GBS); glued and blind stitched with taping; and liquid rubber seam seal.

Flatlock - A durable, breathable, and economical seam construction where two panels of neoprene are overlapped and stitched together using a flatlock stitch. Flatlock seams are often found on warmer water suits and neoprene tops where absolute waterproofing is not critical or necessarily desired.

O'Neill Technology

100% UltraFlex DS - Super flexible, soft Neoprene that provides 4-way stretch for unrestricted movement in any direction.

Seamless Paddle Zones - An ergonomic, seamless undersleeve panel that allows for unrestricted motion and eliminates rashing.

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O'Neill Bahia Jacket
by Kelly J in Lake Worth, FL (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 2/4/2017
O'Neill Bahia 1mm Front-Zip Jacket - myers/lunar/sky
This is my third one of these. I love the weight and ease of putting on / taking off. Go up a size for good fit.
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Love it! Love it! Love it!
by Serena in Baltimore (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 6/21/2013
O'Neill Bahia 1mm Front-Zip Jacket (Closeout) - black/graphite/white
I knew O'Neill wetsuits run small anyway, and I knew I wanted a looser fit in this case, so I ordered 3 sizes bigger than the chart indicated (size 10, and I'm 5'4", 105lbs). Perfect in every way- 100% head over heels in love. Awesome look, quality, feel, fit, just everything! And sooo easy to take on and off. I'm wimpy, so I wear it all summer long to keep me warm when I wakeboard without sun. I'm seriously considering buying a 2nd one to always have a clean, dry one ready to go :)
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