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.
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.