With this blog we want to make picking the perfect wetsuit as hassle-free as possible by putting the information to each O'Neill wetsuit series all in one place. The O'Neill wetsuit series' are in order from 'best value for money' to most 'high tech' to show the progression of materials and technology (correlating to price tag as well).

We recommend you take a read through our previous blog: O'Neill Wetsuit Technology 2019 (if you haven't already), so that any wetsuit terminology used doesn't hinder your understanding. 

THE SERIES

  • REACTOR II

  • BAHIA (WOMENS ONLY)

  • EPIC

  • O'RIGINAL

  • HYPERFREAK

  • PSYCHO ONE

  • PSYCHO TECH

  • PSYCHO FREAK

REACTOR II: 

The newly upgraded Reactor II series is engineered for performance in a value driven package. A perfect combination of stretch and durability. 

Features of suit -

  • Backzip
  • Double Super Seal Neck
  • Strategic Seamless Paddlezones
  • Wind-Resistant Smoothskin
O'Neill Reactor Features - Poole Harbour Watersports


 

Construction - 

  • ULTRAFLEX COMBINATION - Premium neoprene that is super soft and has Ultra Stretch for a superior feel, flexibility and high performance
  • KRYPTO KNEE PADZAbrasion resistant, high stretch neoprene panel with ergonomic shaping for comfortable durability. Flexible and unique design utilizes and extended knee pad for added durability.
  • FLATLOC-STITCHED BREATHABLE SEAMSThe stitch uses 4 needles and 6 threads, and works by overlapping the panels and sewing them together. It is a strong stitch and is comfortable, but not sealed so it is not intended for extremely cold conditions.

  

 

BAHIA: 

The O'Neill Bahia has been redesigned for a new generation of athletes that want to bring beauty, personality, and confidence to the water. Offering a wide array of high performance layering pieces to protect you from the elements; the Bahia is a unique wetsuit line for the style-savvy and performance-driven athlete. 

Features of suit - 

  • Back zip or front zip
  • Seamless paddle zones
  • External key pocket with loop
  • Double Super Seal Neck
O'Neill Bahia Features - Poole Harbour Watersports


 

Construction - 

  • ULTRAFLEX - Premium neoprene that is super soft and has Ultra Stretch for a superior feel, flexibility and high performance
  • FLATLOC STITCHING - The stitch uses 4 needles and 6 threads, and works by overlapping the panels and sewing them together. It is a strong stitch and is comfortable, but not sealed so it is not intended for extremely cold conditions.
  • KRYPTO KNEE PADZ - Abrasion resistant, high stretch neoprene panel with ergonomic shaping for comfortable durability. Flexible and unique design utilizes and extended knee pad for added durability.

 

 

EPIC: 

The Epic has many of the same great features as their high-end wetsuits, including 100% UltraFlex neoprene, double seal neck closure, LSD (lumbar seamless design) and re-engineered covert blackout zip. 

Features of suit - 

  • Backzip
  • Strategic Seamless Paddle Zones
  • Double Super Seal Neck
  • External Key Pocket with Loop 
 O'Neill Epic Features - Poole Harbour Watersports


 

Construction - 

  • ULTRAFLEXPremium neoprene that is super soft and has Ultra Stretch for a superior feel, flexibility and high performance
  • FLUIDFLEX FIREWALL - Windproof exterior with water wicking interior thermal jersey.
  • GBS SEAMS O’Neill’s blindstitch is the Flexloc Stitch which is stronger and more flexible than the traditional blindstitch and eliminates unraveling of the seam. If the thread breaks, the seam will not leak.
  • KRYPTO KNEE PADZAbrasion resistant, high stretch neoprene panel with ergonomic shaping for comfortable durability. Flexible and unique design utilizes and extended knee pad for added durability.

 

  

  

O'RIGINAL:

The fully sealed O'Riginal Fullsuit ticks all the right boxes. Classic style paired with modern technology and the best fit in the industry.

Features of suit - 

  • F.U.Z.E Closure
  • Strategic Seamless Paddle Zones
  • 360 degree barrier with drainholes
 O'Neill O'Riginal Features - Poole Harbour Watersports


 

Construction - 

  • ULTRAFLEX: FULLY TAPED SEAMSSoft and durable neoprene seam tape. 0.5 mm split-neoprene applied to triple-glued seams to seal out water, keeping you dry and loose. 
  • CHEST/BACK: SMOOTHSKIN CARBON-FIREWALL -  The interior lining absorbs body heat in core areas and retains it. The SmoothSkin exterior sheds water and reduces wind chill. 

 

 

 

HYPERFREAK: 

The Hyperfreak F.U.Z.E Closure is constructed with super light TechnoButter 3 and TechnoButter 3X neoprene. Featuring minimal seam design, unfinished cuffs, and durable Krypto Knee Padz; the lightweight, quality construction and attention to detail makes this another favourite. 

Features of suit - 

  • F.U.Z.E. Closure
  • Double Seal Collar
  • 360 degree barrier with drain holes 
O'Neill Hyperfreak Features - Poole Harbour Watersports


 

Construction - 

  • FULL BODY/ LEGS: TECHNOBUTTER 3 - O'Neill's exclusive, maximum stretch, hydrophobic neoprene (repels water molecules) with feather-light ENVY foam rubber core. Ultimate warmth and comfort. 
  • ARMS/ SHOULDERS: TECHNOBUTTER 3X - O'Neill's exclusive new pre-stretched neoprene with feather-light, ENVY foam rubber core. The lightest, most flexible, softest material ever created, Superior flexibility and fit.
  • GBS SEAMS O’Neill’s blind-stitch is the Flexloc Stitch which is stronger and more flexible than the traditional blind-stitch and eliminates unraveling of the seam. If the thread breaks, the seam will not leak.
 O'Neill Hyperfreak 2019 - Poole Harbour Watersports



 

 

PSYCHO ONE: 

The unparalleled premium in Lightweight Flexibility. 

Features of suit - 

  • Z.E.N. Closure
  • F.U.Z.E Closure
  • Minimal Seam Design
  • 360 degree barrier with drain holes (FUZE)
  • Anti-flush barrier (ZEN)
  • Double Seal Collar
O'Neill Psycho One Features - Poole Harbour Watersports


 

 

Construction - 

  • FLUID SEAM WELD 8mm silicone-based urethane sealed exterior with a triple-glued and blind stitched interior. Watertight, durable, and ultra flexible seam. 
  • FULL BODY: TECHNOBUTTER 3 O'Neill's exclusive, maximum stretch, hydrophobic neoprene (repels water molecules) with feather-light ENVY foam rubber core. Ultimate warmth and comfort. 
 O'Neill Psycho One 2019 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

  

 

PSYCHO TECH:

The perfect balance of warmth and flexibility. 

Features of suit - 

  • F.U.Z.E Closure
  • Redzone Water Resistant Zipper
  • 360 degree with drain holes
  • Super Seal Cuffs
O'Neill Psycho Tech Features - Poole Harbour Watersports


 

 

Construction - 

  • FLUID SEAM WELD 8mm silicone-based urethane sealed exterior with a triple-glued and blind stitched interior. Watertight, durable, and ultra flexible seam. 
  • ARMS/ SHOULDERS/ SHINS/ CALF: TECHNOBUTTER 3 O'Neill's exclusive, maximum stretch, hydrophobic neoprene (repels water molecules) with featherlight ENVY foam rubber core. Ultimate warmth and comfort. 
  • CHEST/ BACK: TECHNOBUTTER 3 AIR-FIREWALL SMOOTHSKIN - The most advanced insulative neoprene available. Trapped air technology with quick dry and wind proof properties. Psychotically warm. 
  • THIGH/ BUTT: TECHNOBUTTER 3 FIREWALL - Most insulative, lightest neoprene foam core ever, with heat retaining thermal interior layer and quick dry properties. 
 O'Neill Psycho Tech 2019 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

 

PSYCHOFREAK: 

The ultimate package for superior warmth. 

Features of suit - 

  • Z.E.N Closure
  • F.U.Z.E Closure
  • Super Seal Cuffs
  • Anti-flush barrier (ZEN)
O'Neill Psycho Freak Features - Poole Harbour Watersports


 

 

Construction - 

  • SUPER SEAM WELD-STITCHLESS TECHNOLOGY Stitchless, 4mm silicone-based urethane seal applied to both the sides of a triple-glued seam. Lightweight, non-chafing, waterproof and flexible. 
  • ARMS/ SHOULDERS: TECHNOBUTTER 3 O'Neill's exclusive, maximum stretch, hydrophobic neoprene (repels water molecules) with featherlight ENVY foam rubber core. Ultimate warmth and comfort. 
  • CHEST/ BACK: TECHNOBUTTER 3 AIR-FIREWALL SMOOTHSKIN The most advanced insulative neoprene available. Trapped air technology with quick dry and wind proof properties. Psychotically warm. 
  • LOWER BODY/ UPPER BACK: TECHNOBUTTER 3 FIREWALL  Most insulative, lightest neoprene foam core ever, with heat retaining thermal interior layer and quick dry properties. 
 O'Neill Psycho Freak 2019 - Poole Harbour Watersports

 

 

 

If you have any more queries about the right suit for you feel free to call us on 01202 700503

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