This seasons Flash Bomb is the best one we've seen so if you feel the cold and want to be warm this winter the Flash Bomb is a great choice

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jeeeeeeaaawwww! comfy and warm within days of ordering! ”

Sigal Kruithof, 5 Jan. Review is from Rip Curl Womens 5mm Flash Bomb Hooded (Black). Translate.
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Please note, the sizing we use on the site represents the size printed inside the wetsuit, this is often a US size, but can vary depending on the brand, we always recommend looking at the size chart page to make sure you are buying a suitable size.

We have been impressed with the warmth of the Flash Bomb series of wetsuits from Rip Curl for the last couple of seasons and this year they have made a couple of changes which should make for a more flexible and comfortable wetsuit which still locks in warmth.

A hooded wetsuit is more effective at keeping water out than a non hooded wetsuit with a separate hood, the hood itself makes a huge difference to warmth in the winter, keeping the heat in even when the winds blowing. It's a permanently attached hood so it can't be removed but you can pull it down around your neck if you're feeling warm.

Still there is the Flash bomb lining, a thick, fluffy layer which extends from the ankles to the top of the chest panels, it traps air creating an insulating layer which helps keep the warmth of your body inside the wetsuit for longer sessions.

The taping on the inside of the seams has been updated to the E4 tape, it's really stretchy so it's been used on the whole wetsuit including the arms, with no liquid seal on the outside of the seams this ensures a more flexible feel throughout.

The neoprene used for the main panels is of the usual high standard, it's comfortable and the cut, especially on the arms, means that there's fewer panels and less stitching so you have stretch where you need it.

This seasons Flash Bomb is the best one we've seen so if you feel the cold and want to be warm this winter the Flash Bomb is a great choice.

Choosing the right thickness for you

This is a 5/4/3 wetsuit, it has 5mm panels in the torso and legs and 4mm panels in the arms and 3mm panels under the 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 where we're happy to help.


  • New E4 neoprene sponge layer - 20% lighter than E3, warmer and more flexible.
  • E4 Flashlining - 30% more stretch. Two engineered layers that funnel water rapidly out of the suit making it the warmest and most comfortable lining available.
  • E4 outside jersey layer.
  • E4 Taped Seams - Allows for maximum seam stretch while giving ultimate sealing and comfort.
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  • jeeeeeeaaawwww! comfy and warm within days of ordering!

    , 5 Jan 14. Review is for Rip Curl Womens 5mm Flash Bomb Hooded (Black).
  • So far it's been brilliant. Seems to fit really well and kept me warm for 2+ hours end Nov with no problems.

    , 5 Dec 12. Review is for Rip Curl Womens 5mm Flash Bomb (Charcoal) 2013.

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