Information and Opinion on the neoprene wetsuit O’neill hyperfreak

Just like in previous occasions, we´ll put the wetsuit to the test O´Neill Hyperfreak in its 4/3 mm version. Apart from the general information that we´ll give you, we´ll also give you our wetsuit opinion. We will evaluate aspects such as elasticity, thickness, seams, zippers, etc. The Hyperfreak has also just won the award for best wetsuit 2019 at the Surf Industry Manufacturers (SIMA). Gala held annually in California. The best wetsuit or neill is subjected to our testing.

O’neill hyperfreak 4/3 review

O’neill hyperfreak wetsuit, best wetsuit for 2 consecutive years, top selling model of surf wetsuits of the californian brand. We’re here to give you the lowdown on the O’Neill Hyperfreak 4/3 wetsuit.

  • Let’s start with the basics: the Hyperfreak 4/3 is a full wetsuit, meaning it covers your entire body from neck to ankles, and it’s made with O’Neill’s patented TechnoButter 3 neoprene material. This stuff is seriously amazing – it’s super lightweight, stretchy, and warm, so you won’t feel like you’re wearing a straight jacket while trying to catch that perfect wave.
  • One of the standout features of the Hyperfreak 4/3 is the “360° Barrier with Drain Holes” system. This basically means that the wetsuit has a built-in drainage system that allows water to exit the suit quickly and easily, so you don’t get bogged down with extra weight while paddling out. And trust us, every little bit helps when you’re trying to get out there!
  • Another awesome thing about this wetsuit is the minimal seam design. O’Neill has really streamlined the seams on the Hyperfreak 4/3, which means less chafing and irritation, and more flexibility and range of motion. You’ll be able to paddle harder, duck dive deeper, and pop up faster with this bad boy.
  • But what about warmth, you ask? Well, the Hyperfreak 4/3 has you covered there too. It features a double super seal neck, which is basically a fancy way of saying that the neck closure is extra secure and snug, so no cold water will sneak in. Plus, the chest and back panels are lined with O’Neill’s Firewall insulation, which traps in heat and keeps you toasty even in chilly waters.

Overall, we have to say that the O’Neill Hyperfreak 4/3 wetsuit is pretty darn impressive. It’s lightweight, flexible, and warm, with tons of cool features that make it a top choice for serious surfers. So if you’re in the market for a new wetsuit, definitely give this one a try. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

The best of O’Neill Hyperfreak 4/3

If after seeing our review, you still have doubts about this surf wetsuit, we are going to detail the aspects that we like the most about this top selling model of Oneill Wetsuits:

  • Quick drying
  • Super comfortable to put on and take off as well as in the water.
  • The most elastic wetsuit on the market.
  • Zero chafing
  • Weighs nothing
  • For cold winter days we opted for the Hyperfreak 5/4mm version.
  • Sober design. For those who like colors.

We leave you a photo gallery of the wetsuit so you can see in more detail this wetsuit.

General Characteristics of the O’neill hyperfreak

The neoprene wetsuit o’neill hyperfreak 4/3  is made for cold waters in between 10ºC14ºC. Its TechnoButter 3 technology is highlighted for how light weight it is and for its warming power thanks to its no water absorption system. It´s coated with TechnoButter 3 Air panels on the chest and back, which avoid the body from getting cold from the wind and at the same time transforms the Sun rays into heat.

In regards to its durability and seal, this wetsuit counts with a chest zipper, and also wrist and ankle seal that doesn´t let water enter when falling or tumbling.

Hyperfreak Fuze wetsuit

Testing: Opinion on the o’neill hyperfreak 4/3 

In SINGLE QUIVER SURFSHOP we continue to unveil the secrets of the latest and newest in the surf industry. In this occasion it was our material tester Igor Fernandez, the one in charge of doing a wetsuit test. Here is what he has to say:

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1. Size

Size. SS. For me, with this size, O´Neill has won me over. The most important part of a wetsuit is that it fits you well. O´Neill has gambled for a wider range of sizes and covers practically almost all the physiques. My size, SS, fits me like a glove, it´s the first time in my 28 years of surfing that I put on a wetsuit that is my measurements. Until now I´ve had to decide between an S, which is long and wide for me, and an XS which has a good length but it´s too tight around my shoulders, which makes a 4/3 really hard to put on and take off.

2. Comfort

Totally comfortable to take off and put on. Incredible. I can take this off easier than my 3/2 Excel size XS.

3. Design

The shape of the wetsuit. The design is well thought out. It adjusts to me perfectly and doesn´t pressure me anywhere. It feels like water is going to enter since I notice the pressure… but no water!!! There have been days with short baths with little sea where I´ve come out with my chest totally DRY. “We have before us a wetsuit that is comfortable to put on and take off. The wetsuit design is well thought out. It adjusts to me perfectly without squeezing.”

4. Durability

No water has entered until the end of winter, where a hole has opened in my armpit area. I put some liquid neoprene and for now it looks like there is no water entering. The rest of the wetsuit is perfect.

Hyperfreak Fuze zipper

5. Elasticity

Lastly, we have to highlight the elasticity. Mine is the competition model, which makes it even more elastic and logically a bit less warm. It´s super comfortable in the water, both for paddling and surfing. I prefer to ride the line on temperature. For here in Basque Country it goes well up to January. Not cold at all. Then for the harder days of February and March I put on a vest under the wetsuit. Although if I could get my hands on a 5/4 for those days, I´d have the perfect wetsuit quiver.

Get your Hyperfreak Fuze 5/4 mm for only 269 euros.

O´Neill Hyperfreak Fuze

6. Lightweight

The wetsuit is super light. It doesn´t weigh a thing. In fact… the lightest that I´ve ever seen. When dry it weighs very little, but where we really see the difference with respect to other wetsuits is when it´s soaking. When you take it off it hardly has any water. I have an Excel 3/2 with a similar price and I am an Excel fan, but when the Hyperfreak is wet it weighs a lot less than my Excel 3/2. I don´t even want to start if we compare a 4/3

“It´s super comfortable in the water, both for paddling and surfing. But where it really shines is its weight when wet. When you take it off it hardly has water.”

Conclusion Review Hyperfreak

Our conclusion is we are before a really comfortable, light and elastic wetsuit. You can notice that O´Neill counts with their own R+D department which can improve their elasticity, comfort and waterproofness.

What we liked: Comfort and how hardly any water enters

What we liked least: For winter day we would go for a 5/4/3

if you want to read more opinions about the oneill hyperfreak don’t miss the following review oneil hyperfreak 4/3

Where to buy o’neill hyperfreak wetsuits

If you are interested, we have 3 versions available. The Hyperfreak 3/2 mm, 4/3 mm and the 5/4 mm in Singlequiver. Its price starts at 244 euros. If you have any doubts over the thickness , don´t miss our guide for buying wetsuits.

Get your own Hyperfreak 3/2 mm with a discount in our wetsuit outlet with -20% discount.

Video Oneill Wetsuits Hyperfreak

Here we leave the official video from O´Neill for their Hyperfreak model

The O’neill brand

The ONeill Wetsuits brand is linked to the origins of the neoprene wetsuit. In fact, it´s history starts in 1952, from the hand of Jack O´Neill that has recently passed away at 94.

Jack O´Neill

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