Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3mm Back Zip Full Wetsuit

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3mm Back Zip Full Wetsuit Review

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Rating: ★★★★½ 

Best Price:  $410.56
Get It At:, Wetsuit Warehouse, Jack’s Surf Boards

Review:  We dig this Flash Bomb 4/3mm in a big way!

The only reason we didn’t give it a 5 star rating was because some people think the back zip makes it a little less flexible than the chest zip versions.

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What We Think

The combo of insane seam work, super stretchy and light neoprene and super quick drying insides make the Flash Bomb a must have.  By picking up this suit, or one of its siblings of different thickness, you get the following:

  1.  Super fast drying liner:  Rip Curl’s designers must have made a deal with the devil or something.  That’s the only way to explain how their Flash Lining is dry to the touch in 30 minutes.  And that’s just the number Rip Curl quotes.  Some owners say it’s more like 15 minutes!
  2. Warmth:  Along with the quick drying, moisture wicking liner, you also get super tight seams (double liquid taped and sealed inside and out) and high tech neoprene meant to keep you warmer than the inside of  black car in the middle of summer.
  3. Flexibility:  The Flash Bomb sports 100% Elastomax E3 superstretch neoprene, so you’ll be able to bend and twist as needed with no restriction from the suit.  Even factoring in the back zip, which some argue makes a suit less flexible, you still never feel hindered in this bad boy.

Long story short; if you’re serious about your time in the water and want a long lasting, warm and quick drying suit, the Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3mm Back Zip full suit is the way to go.


  • Dry to the Touch in 30 Mins!
  • Stitchless seams
  • Sealed and double liquid taped (inside and outside)
  • More durable and flexible seams
  • Wind resistant chest panel
  • Seamless underarms and shoulders for unrestricted mobility
  • Durable kneepads
  • Key pocket

From Rip Curl

Some great features of the new Flash Bomb wetsuits:

Flash Lining
As well as being incredibly warm, this exclusive new weave technology allows the Flash Lining to be touch dry in around 15 minutes from hanging it up. No more pulling on a wet wetsuit.

Stitch-less Technology
Having no stitching as 2 major benefits:

  • allows the seam to stretch further and
  • it eliminates pin hole leaking – which means that a suit using stitch-less technology is warmer and dryer

E3 Neoprene w/ 4 Way Stretch Panels

E3+ Tape Plus Aquaban


Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3mm Back Zip Full Wetsuit Videos

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Available Sizes

  • XS
  • S
  • MS
  • M
  • MT
  • LS
  • L
  • LT
  • XLS
  • XL
  • XLT
  • XXL
  • 3XL

Rip Curl Sizing Chart

Mens Wetsuits

 XS 5’6”-5’8” 120-140 33.5”-33.5” 28”-30” 21” 26”
 S 5’7”-5’8” 135-155 33.5”-37.5” 29”-31” 21.25” 26.75”
 MS 5’7”-5’9” 150-170 37.5”-39.5” 30”-32” 21.25” 26.75”
 M 5’9”-5’11” 150-170 37.5”-39.5” 30”-32” 22” 28”
 MT 5’11”-6’1” 160-180 37.5”-39.5” 30”-32” 22.25” 29”
 LS 5’9”-5’11” 170-190 39.5”-41.5” 32”-34” 22” 28”
 L 5’11”-6’1” 170-190 39.5”-41.5” 32”-34” 22.25” 29”
LT 6’1”-6’3” 180-200 39.5”-41.5” 32”-34” 23” 30”
XLS 5’11”-6’1” 190-210 41.5”-43.5” 34”-36” 22.25” 29”
XL 6’1”-6’3” 190-210 41.5”-43.5” 34”-36” 23” 30”
XLT 6’3”-6’5” 200-220 41.5”-43.5” 34”-36” 23.25” 32”
XXL 6’2”-6’4” 210-230 43.5”-45.5” 36”-38” 23.25” 31”
XXXL 6’2”-6’4” 230-250 45.5”-47.5” 38”-42” 23.25” 31”

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