We think we’ve got one of the best selections of Wetsuits in Cork and we’re getting lots of enquiries lately about what we stock. We decided to pull together a list of some of the highlights. Bear in mind that stock is seasonal and subject to availability. Regarding price, we make every effort to be competitive with online sites such as Magicseaweed and will do our best to price match any suit or surf accessory.
We’ll start at the bottom of the price scale and work up.
(Click on the brand name below to jump down the page.)
- TWF Price Range: €20-€50
- Alder Price Range: €50-€245
- Quiksilver Price Range: €150+
- Billabong Price Range: €50-€200+
- Xcel Price Range: €160+
Basic 3mm Summer suits. Not super stretchy but people find them comfy. The great thing about these suits is the price….€60 for a full adult suit is pretty good. However, they’re more for splashing around in the sea as opposed to serious surfing.
- 100% TITANIUM FLATLOCKED
- 3:2MM THICKNESS
- SUPERLITE ULTRA STRETCH BACK PANEL
- GLIDE SKIN ADJUSTABLE COLLAR
- ZIP NON-CORROSIVE ZIPPER & VELCRO
- ZIP LOCK
- COLOUR CO-ORDINATED STITCHING
- DURATEX STRETCH KNEE PADS
- NO UNDERARM SEAMS
- PRE-BENT KNEES & ELBOWS
- FREE FIT ANKLES WITH RAW EDGE
- SPECIFIC PADDLE ZONE
We love Alder at Wild Side Sports. Phil’s first wetsuit when he was a nipper (16) was an Alder suit and it lasted him until his early 20’s when the seams started to go. 😉
They do good quality suits at affordable prices. We stock them throughout the year so we have Winter and Summer weights available.
Evo Fire – €244.99
The Evo Fire has evolved into a top selling quality suit that matches any international brand for spec and build.
has 75% “Aerocore FDL” inside which traps air against the skin to help maintain core body temperature and
best of all it drys in 15 minutes. The seams on the lower body are strengthened with S-Seal while the
duratec knees use specific foam and nylon for tough but flexible performance.
- Drifter 5-4-3 – €159.99
Top of the range back zip suit from Alder. Features a bat flap, super stretchy, supple neoprene, aerocore on the chest lining for added warmth and a large shoulder paddle zone. No verticle lumbar seam allows free stretch.
Stealth 5mm Range – Winter Suits
This is a great value Winter suit from Alder. The Stealth 5-4-3mm is made with 50% “x” stretch, has blindstitched seams and now includes Aerocore lining inside the torso. Single lined torso, duratec knee pads and double lined collar.
Impact 3mm Range of Summer Suits.
These are a core product for us during the Summer and come in Kids sizes and Adult sizes and in both shortie and full suits. They’re super stretchy and sturdy suits. We also accept trade ins on the Alder Kid’s Full Suits so if you buy one this year and your child outgrows it you can bring it back in and we’ll give you money off your next suit. Bargain!
- Impact Junior Boy’s – €45 (we do trade-ins on these)
Moving up the price scale brings us to Quiksilver.
Cypher 6/5/4mm Hooded Fullsuit Chest Zip
The 6/5/4mm hooded suit from Quiksilver is a chest zip entry. It has GBS (glued and blind stitched) seams that are reinforced with the Hydrolock seam seal system and uses FN Lite neoprene packed with air cells for lightweight warmth. The bio-fleece thermal neoprene lining is warm, light & quick drying. Also features ecto-flex knee reinforcement, YKK chest zip, internal key pocket and beadlock seals (silicone beads to prevent water build-up).
This a pretty cool suit. It’s got 100% Hyperstretch neoprene, a vaporstretch mesh chest panel lined with HFT ( hollow fiber technology) heating system, mini YKK chest zip entry system, GBS (glued and blindstitched) seams and ecto flex knee pads. Nice!
Syncro 5/4/3 Full Back Zip
Same technology as the chest zip above this is the back zip version. €164.99
ROXY WOMEN’S CYPHER 5/4/3 HOODED FULL CZ
A fully hooded, chest zipped winter suit for ladies from Roxy. This 5/4/3mm suit comes has the hydrolock seam seal liquid tape system and a water-block semi dry zipper. The neoprene is FN Lite Neoprene which is packed with air cells for lightweight warmth. Lining = Dryoprene thermal lining
We’ve a wide range of Billabong suits in stock from high end to entry level. We’ll start at the top.
SG5 5X4 CZ LS STEAMER
The SG5 utilises Billabong’s ZG 400 Superflex neoprene, double welde sealed seams and internal Drymax furnace quick dry lining chest, kidney and back panels. It’s designed to keep you flexible and warm every session. We’re also eager to shift these so reasonable offers welcome!
Foil 5-4-3, Back Zip
One of our best selling suits, Billabong’s Foil BZ provides a lot of bang for your buck (annoying phrase alert!). They’re using AX2 – a new light weight, super soft, flexible neoprene with a moisture wicking furnace lining. Seams are glued and blindstitched and there are wrist and ankle grippers to elimanate movement and flushing. Great suit at a great price! You get a hood with each suit (detachable).
Ladies’ Synergy Back Zip 5-4-3mm Steamer
The ladies’ version of the Foil is the Synergy and it has been designed with performance in mind. Strategic seam placement for comfort and flexibility, stretchy AXR neoprene, welded seams and a furnace lining combine to keep you toasty and surfing at your best.
Billabong Surf Capsule Collection – new in for Summer 2014
The Billbong Surf capsule collection has just arrived into Wild Side Sports and we are in love with it, it’s retro, cool and most importantly, made from a super stretchy neoprene.
Looking for something a bit different this Summer? Do you mind having cold legs? No? Well this ‘Spring Suit’ from Billabong could be perfect for you!
This cutting edge shorty jane suit offers a hybrid design of a long sleeve sprint suit with a one-piece bottom. Made from 2mm of top quality neoprene, it provides the perfect amount of warmth and rash protection for the summer months (IF…..you lived in Oz).
Not for you but like the style? Then this one offers a bit more coverage but….your arms will be cold (can’t win can you?). So pretty…
Lastly, if having legs and arms covered while in the freezing Irish sea is important to you, but you still want to look good then this Spring Suit could be for you. Now, it’s only 3mm so don’t get too excited but imagine just how how fab you’d look in it!
The Salty Dayz 302 Fullsuit is a twin needle self tie blind stitch with 80% 10mm impact welded internal seams/triple glued and blind stitched internal seams. Heat tape stress point reinforced.
Hope you like them as much as I do. Sizes 8, 10 and 12 are all in stock now. No size 14 or above I’m afraid – Billabong haven’t made them in those sizes…booo (sizest or wha?)
Intruders are the budget (or should I say ‘value’) option in the Billabong Range. Not quite as cheap as Alder Impact suits but not far off and some people prefer the fit of these – technology wise they’re pretty equal to the Impacts. They come in Adult and Kids and in 5mm and 3mm. We also do Kid’s Shorties during the summer.
Fully glued and blind stitched winter wetsuit for €119.99 but bear in mind it’s not as flexible or as warm (lining wise) as the Foil. Also available in Ladies (black and peach).
Junior Intruder 5mm Winter
The Junior version of the Intruder is very popular. Glued and blind stitched. Features ZG400 Superflex, Drymax Back Zip and seamless suppratex knees. Ages 8-16.
If you’re looking for a serious wetsuit then Xcel is where it’s at. They have a reputation for exceptional product quality and performance: maximum stretch and durability, sealed-seam construction, and a fit that feels custom-made every time.
Xcel has been voted Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association (SIMA) “Wetsuit of the Year” by its industry peers three times (2007, 2008, 2010).
Drylock Powerseam Hooded
The priciest wetsuit in the shop! The Drylock Power Seam represents the highest quality and most advanced seams and materials, with all new Power Seam technology. A stitch-free, durable Power Seam composite over all outer seams makes this the strongest, most watertight Drylock yet. There’s a list of features as long as my arm but if you’re considering this suit you’ve no doubt already lusted over it on the Xcel website. We don’t carry a large stock of these because they are so expensive but if we don’t have your size we can order it. Go on…you deserve it!
Drylock 5-4mm Hooded
Similiar to the Powerseam Drylock above (but without the Powerseam!). Waterproof Drylock Zipper, inner crossover neck entry, quick dry fiber, drylock wrist seals, thermocarbon lining…the list goes on!
INFINITI X-ZIP2 5/4/3
With premium seams and materials, including 100% UltraStretch neoprene, the Infiniti X-Zip2 delivers a watertight front entry system for extra warmth and stretch on the colder days.
Infiniti OS 5-4mm Back-Zip
All that is great about the Infiniti Suits but with a back-zip. Named for its smarter back entry design, the OS offsets the back zipper from your spine for superior comfort, with a Water Barrier Inner Dam to reduce water flow into the suit.
Women’s SLX OS ZIP 5-4mm
The SLX Series delivers excellent warmth and stretch, with a smarter offset back zipper and glued & blindstitched seams. Thermocarbon lining mades it cosy, and less seams = more stretch.
So there you have it.
Hopefully that helps you get a feel for the kind of stock we have. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means so give us a call if there is something you are looking for not featured above.