It’s fair to say that never before have surfers had such a breadth of high-quality options when it comes to neoprene. These days, it’s hard to make a bad choice when it comes to buying a wetsuit. And yet, in such an industry that’s awash with options, you might wonder how wetsuit makers stand out. How can you take a product that’s seemingly hit the ceiling of performance and take it up a notch?
Being in the business of writing and reporting on products, we know a thing or two about marketing gimmicks. One company’s sizzling margarine interior liner is another’s baby chinchilla fleece. And yet, when we came across Quiksilver’s newest Highline Pro suit, a 1mm performance wetsuit meant to be worn in 3:2 conditions that comes in both a goofy and regular version, we had lots of questions. Not to mention it’s the most expensive suit on the market right now and it’s completely sold out!