O’Neill is the original Californian surf, snow and youth lifestyle brand. It was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O’Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to beat Mother Nature at her own game. Pioneering the first neoprene surfing wetsuit, Jack had successfully found a way to extend his surf sessions in the bone-chilling breaks of Northern California. He opened up the garage doors to his first surf shop in Santa Cruz soon after.
AREA 52 in Santa Cruz is O’Neill’s exclusive R&D research facility is staffed with full time engineering, design and prototyping teams who work closely with the best water based athletes to push the limits of wetsuit technology. AREA 52 allows O’Neill to hand-build and refine multiple rounds of prototypes in the same fashion that Jack himself pioneered over sixty years ago. Extensive prototyping, fit checks and testing in frigid waters of Northern California provides unparalleled insight when creating the best fitting and most functional wetsuits. With over 60 years and countless industry firsts later, O’Neill’s commitment to leading innovation continues more strongly than ever.
Our warmest, top of the range TechnoButter 2 (TB2) has been filtered down the collection to feature in more styles than ever before, plus we are continuing to offer our team-developed TBX neoprene in the HyperFreak Comp Series. TBX is the lightest, most flexible neoprene in the O’Neill collection.
Then for 2016 O’Neill will be offering a wide array of unique UV protection products that keep you sheltered from the sun both in and out of the water. As well as the UV line we are also introducing our new Compression Series which provides base layer support for your more active muscle groups.
BRAND GUIDE 2016 // O’NEILL WETSUITS
The O’Neill Psychofreak blends the best features from the Psycho 3 and Psychofreak of the past. The lightest firewall ever produced with O’Neill’s TechnoButter 2 Air-Insulation and rapid drying TechnoButter Neoprene make this highly innovative, technical design the very best in performance wetsuits.
The O’Neill Psycho One minimal seam madness is now available in F.U.Z.E. and Z.E.N. Zip Closures. The ultimate high-performance cold water wetsuit. Built with ultra gooey TechnoButter 2 Neoprene and ultra-minimal seam styling offers unrestricted mobility, enhanced durability and incredible fit. The Psycho One will raise your performance level to new heights.
The O’Neill Hyperfreak Comp, all new, fully sealed, lightweight performance wetsuit featuring O’Neill’s zipless Entry Neck, New superstretch TBX Neoprene and O’Neill’s exclusive TBX Split Neoprene Tape. Crazy comfort, warmth and performance at an amazing value.
The O’Neill Hyperfreak Series is constructed with super soft TechnoButter 2 neoprene. It has clean graphics, insane color blocking, with light and flexible GBS seams. Featuring lumbar Seamless Design (LSD), unfinished cuffs, and durable Krypto Knee Padz, the lightweight, quality materials and attention to detail make this another team inspired favourite.
The insane O’Neill Superfreak. Now warmer than ever and built with super stretchy UltraFlex DS neoprene. The Superfreak keeps the water out and keeps you warm like no other wetsuit ever offered at this price level. The Superfreak is available in F.U.Z.E. and hooded Women’s models. More freaks of nature from your friends at O’Neill.
SLASHER COMP VEST
The O’Neill Slasher Comp 2016 vest line up defies convention and sets a new industry standard for performance driven technology. Our Exclusive Nytrolite Foam is more buoyant, 3 time lighter, drier and offers better impact protection than conventional foam. You can hit it hard and not hurt yourself. The King of the Air awaits…