Billabong SG5 Suits Make Surfing in Winter More Comfortable

By: Benjamin Salkeld - Published: Mar 24, 2009 • References:
The r+d team at Billabong have come up with a great new way to keep you warm during the season that matters most as a surfer: winter.

"Using the principle of a thermal solar panel - use of the sun's energy to heat water - the SG5 suits carry this technology in the front and back panels in a patent solar mesh," says. "This new technology is claimed to be 30% warmer than any any nylon covered neoprene, meaning pretty much every other suit on the market."

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