Posts Tagged ‘Billabong’

November 18th, 2011 | By | 3,094 Comments

How to Choose a Wetsuit – 2011 Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide

Shopping for a wetsuit is a lot like shopping for a car. Different cars will be best for different folks. So with that in mind, Like a car finding the “BEST” wetsuit is very subjective and ultimately up to you. Fortunately enough there are a lot of great wetsuits out there so it is hard to go wrong. Wetsuits have progressed a lot from their beaver tail days and finding the right suit is easier than you think.

Most companies come with three or four different levels of suits. You’ll get your high end or Ferrari-Lambo type suits, your midrange or SUV-luxury sedan type suits, and then your entry level or economy type wetsuits. Choosing the right one for you will depend on several factors, which I’ll try to explain below.

Entry level wetsuits: ($150 – $250)

New drivers might drive better (or faster) in a brand new luxury racecar, but it’s often best to start them off in an entry level vehicle. Much like cars, entry level wetsuits are better for those who are either new to the sport or looking for the most economic option. While these suits will not offer the same flexibility, comfort, or performance as the top of the line models, they will get the job done and give the user an idea of the fit and of the other features they’ll want in a future wetsuit.

Here are some examples of the entry level suits:

Billabong Foil Series:
For the price this wetsuit is a steal. Features super stretch throughout, glued and blind-stitched seams and comes in a chest zip option

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Rip Curl Dawn Patrol Series:
Good entry level suits at a good price. Reliable and affordable.

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October 23rd, 2011 | By | 7,524 Comments

Trend Alert: Kimono Tops Sheer, Kimono-Inspired Tops for Winter

Every time I find a new style trend I tend to get very excited and want to buy anything and everything associated with that trend immediately! Well, my most recent was no different. I spotted our assistant women’s buyer, Kylie, wearing this Kimono inspired-fringed-sweater-top thing. (I fall in love with anything fringe.) Well she told me that we [SWELL] were going to start carrying some very lust-worthy kimono styles this winter season and some very reasonable priced ones at that. My first though: “START SAVING ALL YOUR MONEY!” Looks like the wait was well worth it…they’ve finally arrived….and are even more fun than I imagined. I think you’ll enjoy them as well. Read on for a list of my top picks. (more…)

October 22nd, 2011 | By | 2,147 Comments

Weekend Freebies, Sweepstakes and Sales Report, 10/22

More of your favorite kind of stuff…free stuff! Check out this weekend’s freebies report for free Honolua tees, a trip to Hawaii, 15% off your order and more goodness to top off your weekend festivities.

Facebook fans get 15% off this weekend only. No minimum order! Visit the SWELL Facebook page, then click on the “Fan Exclusive” tab to claim your code.


Score a free tee from Honolua. Go to Honolua’a Facebook page for details on how you can win one of 8 more free tees!


Win yourself and one other lucky friend a trip to Hawaii! Enter the Billabong Pipemasters Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the North Short to watch the Pipeline Masters event live. Enter HERE

October 21st, 2011 | By | 3,777 Comments

Winter Trends Report Top Holiday trends from SWELL's buyer, Hannah

Want the inside scoop on some of the top trends to expect in the upcoming Holiday season? We caught up with SWELL’s buyer, Hannah, at the Holiday photoshoot, to talk about some of her favorite styles we’ll being seeing this winter. Some seasonal standouts include fur trims, military embellishments and wide-brim hats. Read on for more trends, a little man-style advice, and where to shop the trends. (more…)