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The Foil range has always presented good value in a winter wetsuit, this year they are fully super stretchy, the neoprene feels great and there's improved lining on the chest and back panels to give you a bit more warmth too.
There are little bits of liquid seal on the inside of the suit in the critical areas around the knees and the chest panel,. but other than that it's just glued and blindstitched so combined with the stretchy neoprene it will be a fairly flexible wetsuit for a 5mm.
The lack of thick linnig and sealed seams will mean it's not as warm as some more expensive winter wetsuits but if you're looking for a comfortable, affordable winter wetsuit for UK water the 5/4mm Foil from Billabong is a good choice.
Choosing the right thickness for you
This is a 5/4 wetsuit, it has 5mm panels in the torso and legs and 4mm panels in the arms and under arms, this ensures you get the warmth in the core of the body and the flexibility to paddle in the arms.
The best thickness of wetsuit for you depends mostly on where and what time of year you will be surfing, 5mm is the most popular thickness for year round surfing in the UK, with the right accessories you can use a 5mm wetsuit even in the coldest months throughout the UK.
We have created a guide which goes into more depth about choosing the best thickness for you so if you've got any doubts take a look at the msw wetsuit thickness guide
Choosing the right size for you
Getting the right size wetsuit is critical, the wrong size will not keep you warm and could end up putting more stress on the seams, different brands use slightly different size charts so you may not be the same size across different makes of wetsuit, we suggest looking at the size chart page to judge which size will be the best fit for you.
If you have any questions about the differences between wetsuits, the fit or the thickness that would be best for you give us a call on 01548 854660 or an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org where we're happy to help.
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2nd December 2013
Very happy with this. Kept be warm in November Devon waters! Thanks for the team's help picking it out.
This a review of Billabong Mens 5mm Foil Steam (Black)
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