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The newly de­signed O&E Zero Zip sur­prised the testers with its all round com­fort and weight­less ap­proach. “The flex in the OE was in­sane, most flex­i­ble and most com­fort­able suit I tested”

Monty. “Sur­pris­ingly awe­some, a re­ally light­weight wetsuit with a re­fresh­ingly tight fit and zero re­stric­tions” Blake.

Ease of en­try and exit

Im­press­ing the testers with its in­no­va­tive zero zip fea­ture, the OE was la­belled eas­i­est en­try and exit by both Blake and Monty. “Eas­i­est of all the suits to enter. The 3-part en­try, while it looks like a com­plete mess, it works so well. A re­ally func­tional de­sign with no sticky ar­eas”

Monty. “It has stretchy, for­giv­ing ma­te­rial that just ad­justs to where you need it to go” Blake


Re­garded as a light­weight high per­for­mance wetsuit, the OE cer­tainly holds it own in the warmth depart­ment. “While a num­ber of suits have gone all out to in­cor­po­rate fea­tures that guar­an­tee warmth, the OE ba­si­cally matched it”

Monty. Con­tain­ing wa­ter shield sealed seams and a fur in­te­rior, it has the abil­ity to main­tain heat for long pe­ri­ods of time.

Wa­ter en­try

With the help of the new 3-folded layer, the OE suc­cess­fully pre­vented wa­ter en­try. “The zero zip fea­ture is an area that has the po­ten­tial to let wa­ter in, but they have coun­tered that with the ex­tra layer to elim­i­nate the only pos­si­ble en­try point for wa­ter. Liq­uid seals worked well and also the blind seams” Blake.

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