For surfing the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan).
Water temperature is around 32 degrees Fahrenheit ( 0 degrees Celsius).
So I am thinking 5/4/3 mm. Now what brand to get?
I am partial to the below 2 wetsuits.
Body Glove Vapor and Rip Curl F-Bomb, the latter is sold in a regional store . I am liking the Body Glove from the technological description of the suit, but a Wetsuit must fit well to work and I don't know of a retailer of Body Glove near me.
I want as flexible a suit as possible and as light as possible but will compromise for the sake of warmth.
I would like to keep cost down to around $500 US.
So which is the best suit on the market? Body Glove, Rip Curl or some other brand like O'Neil?
About 2 years I read user criticism of Rip Curl suits for their seams separating. Is this still the case ? I don't want to spend $400+ on a wetsuit only to have it breakdown in under a year.