Rip Curl E Bomb Wetsuit Review


Rip Curl WetsuitsIf you spend a lot of time in the water then you no doubt are well aware of just how important your wetsuit is if you want to be able to remain protected from the cold.  Especially in the colder months of the year, wetsuits are required equipment if you want to be able to avoid hypothermia even in places with temperate waters since you will still be losing more body heat than you would in the warmer months.  But if you are wondering how you can remain warm without sacrificing any movement and by wearing the most flexible suit possible, look no farther than the Rip Curl E Bomb wetsuit.  The Rip Curl E Bomb Wetsuit is the latest offering from Rip Curl wetsuits, who for over 30 years have been market leaders when it comes to wetsuits thanks to their Elastomax and SlickSkin technology.  Rip Curl wetsuits have set the standard when it comes to wetsuits and are always trying to bring you tomorrow’s wetsuit today.


  • Made completely from neoprene
  • Chest zip entry makes it easy to get in
  • E3 plus action panel 30% enables extra stretch
  • Available in two colors – black/white and black/yellow
  • Made in Thailand
  • Available in a variety of sizes and lengths to suit most body shapes (size guide below)

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Pros and Cons of the Rip Curl E Bomb Wetsuit

The first thing you will notice about the Rip Curl E Bomb Wetsuit is that it is by far the most flexible wetsuit Rip Curl Wetsuits has produced to date.  It is made from 100% neoprene which by itself gives you a lot of room to maneuver, but what really makes it stand apart is the E3 Plus Action Panel.  Not only is the E3 Plus Action Panel twice as easy to move in as the previous E3 technology, but it also gives you a lot more stretch – up to 30% more!  Rip Curl Wetsuits have done a great job of knowing exactly where that extra stretch from the E3 Plus would come in handy, and they have placed it strategically in the areas that need it the most, so when you are out there doing maneuvers you can get the most torque from your body.

When you first try on the Rip Curl E Bomb Wetsuit, don’t be surprised if you end up asking yourself how this could possibly keep you warm in cold waters.  This wetsuit is so light it is ridiculous.  It is obvious that a lot of thought has been put into this wet suit and it has been made for serious surfers and scuba divers who are planning on competing and diving in cold waters.  It has been completely designed to give you the maximum ability to move by doing away with silicon seals completely and just being straight neoprene.

Extreme Sports Final Thoughts

If you are looking for an introductory wetsuit, this may not be the right one for you, but if you are a serious surfer or diver who doesn’t want to be stopped by cold water, then Rip Curl Wetsuits has the perfect solution for you with the Rip Curl E Bomb Wetsuit.  Currently priced at between $200 and $300 depending on the size this isn’t the cheapest wetsuit available but with many experts recommending it, you may find that is more than worth the price.

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