For sure a super warm suit. Definitely no need for a 3/4 for P.E waters!! I'd say this suit is probably on par with the O`Neil Psycho 1, which Dave currently stocks. However, the Psycho 1 is slightly more expensive and comes with a back Zip instead a front zip entry.
At a retail price of R1800 this suit definitely has the best value for money in my opinion, and I've been very impressed what this wetsuit has to offer for the price.
It`s a great wetsuit, but all wetsuits (as we know) do not last a lifetime - especially if you surf almost everyday.
You can prolong the lifespan of your wetsuit by rinsing it in fresh water after your surf, and hanging it out of direct sunlight. It`s important that you hang your wetsuit by folding it in half through a hanger after you have rinsed it.
If you hang your wetsuit like you would a jacket when it`s wet, most of the water settles in the lower half of the wetsuit. This means the upper section tends to take a lot of strain during the drying process possibly eventually damaging it. Folding your wetsuit in half when you hang it, allows for equal distribution of weight thereby minimizing wear."
So there you have it - Jorg thinks the Gul Response rocks, and even throws in a clever tip to keep your wettie in shape for longer. Shot Jorg!
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