I have deliberately waited sometime before submitting my feedback on the MAX 3/3 that I bought three years ago
, as all wetsuits are effective for at least 1 season (although I did once have an Australian suit that only lasted 9 weeks before the seams all cracked). My MAX is the best suit that I have ever had, and it's still in mint condition.
I live on the beach in Gissy and I use it very often. I do not get cold in it—it's as simple as that. The rubber is still soft, the seams do not leak, I do not get flushed, and I still enjoy the confidence of knowing that upon entering the water—no matter what—I will not be cold. It is also a pleasure to be paddling around in a wetsuit that is only 3mm thick.
I bought the custom made suit and it is a perfect fit. I recommend this, as fitting is so important. It was more in price but I am expecting to get at least 1 more season out of it (or more), so it evens out. Getting it on is easy but it is difficult to get off, however after three years mine now comes off a little easier. I am proud to wear a NZ Made suit, and glad that I bit the bullet and did not follow the crowd into a more common suit. I highly recommend and congratulate Seventhwave on producing maybe the worlds best wetty!"