For surfers and riders who need a wetsuit with lots of stretch at a low stretch price, the Dawn Patrol boasts key technical features that won't blow your budget. Features 100% superstretch (Rip Curl's E3 neoprene) neoprene throughout, durable flatlock seams, and a water resistant zipper. Mesh skin chest and back banels help block wind and reduce evaporative cooling. Also features an external key pocket.
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Reviewer: Ricardo Nunez
I don't have much experience with wetsuits since I live in Ecuador (South America) which has tropical weather. This year (2013) the weather got pretty cold though.
The first thing I noticed was the stretch. It's super stretchy were the E3 neoprene is (arms, shoulders and back of the calves). It is even stretchier than my (2011) 1.5mm Bodyglove jacket so paddling was not a problem at all.
The only downside, and this is particular for me or people like me, is that it fits a bit loose by the waist. I am 5'7", 148 pounds, 38.5" chest, 29" waist and 15" neck . This means my perfect fit is between SMALL and MEDIUM SMALL. Since I read that chest size was a priority I ordered it in MS.
Upon surfing with it I got some water in my waist flowing around and it felt like it was more than normal. I would say about 200ml to 300ml got flushed through my legs when I got out of the water but I'm not sure if this is out of normal. Anyways, it's not a big deal for me but though I should mention it.
If you have a similar body than me I would recommend to trying it before buying it, otherwise, it's a great wetsuit for the price.
I surf in SoCal and got this wetsuit a week ago. Works great for the water temp and fits really well. It stretches well and fits well while surfing. The only problem I noticed was it rubs the back of your neck a little. Great overall wetsuit and great price.
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