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Last month we ran the story 'Time to Replace that Old Wetsuit?' and Chris Summers, the manufacturer of Terrapin Wetsuits, had some comments about our article so we thought what he has to say should be shared.

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You quote one retailer as saying, "A chemical blown wetsuit feels softer, but will not be as durable." However, I discussed this with the Japanese manufacturer of the highest quality neoprene available in the U.S., who says that the bubbles in chemical blown wet suits are smaller and the material is less permeable, but neither the chemical blown nor gas blown process affects the durability....


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