Best Summer Wetsuits of 2018
Lauren Collison July 3rd, 2018 Posted In: Articles
2018 Wetsuits: The Best of Summer Suits
Summer is in full effect which means it’s time to let our best summer wetsuits of 2018 shine! Warmer water temps let you say “see ya later” to hooded fullsuits and thick wetsuits and say “hey” to springsuits, jackets and rashguards. Since we couldn’t pick just one best wetsuit 2018, we’ve picked a range of items including a new line of products from O’Neill and even a new brand.
For the first pick of the best summer wetsuits of 2018, let’s talk about the latest from O’Neill Wetsuits. The all-new Reactor II wetsuit line is a combination of the former Hammer and Reactor wetsuit lines, so it features the best of both worlds and then some. The Reactor II series was designed for performance as well as value, and so far this season, this line has been a hot seller! Ranging from wetsuit tops to fullsuits to springsuits, these pieces are budget-friendly and reliable. Also, did we mention what a bargain these suits are? Prices for this entire line range from $49 to $115!
Next on our best summer wetsuits of 2018 list is for the kiddos. The 1.5mm Kid’s Rip Curl AGGROLITE F/Z Jacket puts the ‘fun’ in functional with its bright colorways, full front zipper (trust us, we know the loathing kids have towards pullover jackets) and soft and durable seams. This top also doesn’t break the bank at $49.95.
Then there’s the brand new line of sun protective and outdoor activity pieces from Anetik. Designed for virtually any performance outside sport (think fishing, SUP, surf, etc.), this brand uses their own VINT Cooling Technology along with high UPF ratings to protect you all day from harmful UV rays. What does VINT do? It lets airflow cycle in and out of the material which helps keep you cool even in intense heat. Every product in the line is also super soft, comfortable and was created to protect you from the elements. Prices range from $33 up to $75.
Now, for the gals this season, there’s a reversible – yep, that’s right, reversible – jacket from Billabong! The 2mm Billabong SYNERGY Wetsuit Jacket is a fun and functional way to protect your upper body while surfing or paddling. The sealed seams also add durability but mostly the whole reversible thing makes this wetsuit top even cooler. Think about it, you can wear this top two different ways and for only $74.95!
The final pick for our best summer wetsuits of 2018 is the 1.5mm Men’s Rip Curl OMEGA Jacket. Coming in at $59.95, this long sleeve jacket is a bargain! The neoprene isn’t high-end stretchy, but it’s made with Freeflex and Ultralight so it still provides just the right amount of stretch and comfort in the arms and underarms. Add in smoothskin panels on the front and back along with a small back zipper and you’ve got one heck of a top!
And that’s that on the best summer wetsuits of 2018 list! Have a favorite from these choices or do you have a must-have wetsuit piece for the summer? Let us know in the comments!
I am looking for a wetsuit for my pool. It is 70 now but I like it to be in the 80’s. I need to do my own laps for after surgery. i am 113 lbs 5ft 3