Billabong Furnace – 101 Wetsuit Review

Billabong is THE name in the game in the surfing industry. Down below you’ll find everything you need to know about the Furnace Series, whether you are looking to buy your next surf wetsuits, or simply want to look around – every surfer should know the Billabong range.


 

Table of Contents

ABSOLUTE

REVOLUTION

REVOLUTION PRO

COMP

ULTRA

SYNERGY

CARBON

How To Choose


billabong brand logo

ABOUT THE BRAND. Founded in 1973, Gold Coast, Australia.

Boardsports gear & wear brand, stores located ALL-around the world.

The term Billabong stands for “A branch of the river forming a backwater or stagnant pool, made by water flowing from the mainstream during a flood.” It is primarily a clothing brand but has done a great job specializing in skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding gear as well. Watches, wetsuits, technical backpacks, and many more accessories for boardsports enthusiasts have been something people have chosen the preference for Billabong!


 

Billabong Furnace Wetsuit Overview

 

billabong furnace wetsuit comparison chart


 

Furnace ABSOLUTE

Value & Performance

billabong furnace absolute surf wetsuits

SPECS & FEATURES

  • GRAPHENE PANELS – Medium concentration of Graphene-infused nylon yarns on front and back panels for extended warmth in key areas.
  • NO LEAKS – Externally welded sealed seams.
  • SILICON STRETCH JERSEY – Our incredibly soft silicone stretch jersey combined with eco-friendly Superlite foam created an ideal blend of flexibility and thermal retention.
  • SUPERFLEX NEO TAPE – On strategic seams.
  • DISCLOCATING CHEST ZIP (Chest Zip) – An entry that prevents zip failure.
  • COMP ENTRY SYSTEM (Chest Zip) – For quick and easy on and off.
  • WELDED SEAMS

Chest Zip

Men’s 3/2 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 5/4 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Back Zip

Men’s 3/2 Back Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 4/3 Back Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 5/4 Back Zip Fullsuit


 

Furnace REVOLUTION

Style & Performance

billabong furnace revolution wetsuit models

MSRP: $150 to $300

  • GRAPHENE PANELS – Medium concentration of Graphene-infused nylon yarns on the front and back interior panels for extended warmth.
  • SILICON STRETCH JERSEY – Incredibly soft silicone stretch jersey combined with eco-friendly Superlite foam created an ideal blend of flexibility and thermal retention.
  • NO LEAKS – Glued and blindstitched seams with internal Superflex neo-tape.
  • SEAMLESS BACK PANEL – For maximum flexibility
  • MEDIUM CONCERTATION OF GRAPHENE-INFUSED NYLON YARNS – On the front and back interior panels for extended warmth in key areas.
  • MINIMAL SEAMS = Maximum flex
  • DISCLOCATING CHEST ZIP (Chest Zip) – An entry that prevents zip failure.
  • GLIDE SKIN COLLAR

Boy’s 3/2 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 3/2 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 5/4 Chest Zip Fullsuit


 

Furnace REVOLUTION PRO

BB’s lightest and most flexible suit EVER

billabong furnace revolution pro wetsuit types

MSRP: $250

  • AIRLITE – Airlite jersey combined with smart foam is lightweight, eco-friendly and provides the highest thermal retention
  • NO LEAKS – 100% internal Superflex neo-taped seams
  • Contour Collar
  • DISCLOCATING CHEST ZIP (Chest Zip) – An entry that prevents zip failure.
  • Comp entry system – quick & easy on/off
  • Seamless back panel for unparalleled flexibility and comfort. Minimal seams = maximum stretch

Men’s 3/2 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit


 

Furnace COMP

Graphene-fueled warmth, geared for competition

billabong furnace comp wetsuits

MSRP: $250

  • GRAPHENE + Billabong’s highest concentration of Graphene-infused nylon yarns on the front and back interior panels. The benefits? Maximum warmth in the areas where you need it most.
  • AIRLITE – Airlite jersey combined with smart foam is lightweight, eco-friendly, and provides the highest thermal retention.WELDED SEAMS – 70% externally welded seams combined with
  • Superflex neo-taped seams = no leaks.
  • Seamless back panel for unparalleled flexibility and comfort. Minimal seams = maximum stretch
  • MACHINE-APPLIED SUPERFLEX TAPE
  • AIRLITE JERSEY
  • MINIMAL SEAMS = MAXIMUM STRETCH
  • DISLOCATING CHEST ZIP ENTRY – Prevents zip failure

Men’s 3/2 Zipperless Fullsuit CARBON

Men’s 3/2 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 5/4 Hooded Chest Zip Fullsuit


 

Furnace ULTRA

Experience the limitless warmth of graphene

billabong furnace ultra wetsuits

MSRP: 300$

  • GRAPHENE + – Our highest concentration of Graphene-infused nylon yarns with complete interior coverage. The benefits? Maximum warmth even after you stop moving.
  • AIRLITE – Airlite jersey combined with smart foam is lightweight, eco-friendly and provides the highest thermal retention.
  • WELDED SEAMS – 100% externally welded seams combined with Superflex neo-taped seams = no leaks.
  • DRY MAX Entry System – Keeps water out
  • GRAPHENE + LINING
  • SEAMLESS BACK PANEL – For unparalleled flexibility and comfort
  • MACHINE-APPLIED SUPERFLEX TAPE
  • DISLOCATING CHEST ZIP ENTRY – Prevents zip failure
  • MINIMAL SEAMS – Maximum flex

Men’s 3/2 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Men’s 5/4 Chest Zip Fullsuit


 

Furnace SYNERGY

Warmth and flexibility have never looked this good

billabong synergy womens wetsuits

The Furnace Synergy Series delivers lightweight, premium heat, and innovative technology with superior value. The color-blocked women’s wetsuit features a large internal front and back panel of the world’s first Graphene thermal lining to keep you toasty warm. A Superlight Foam core provides 250% stretch with excellent thermal retention, and a Superflex 250 Jersey tops it off for added insulation and low water absorption. Created with clean, contoured seams and optional color blocked panels, the Furnace Synergy delivers everything you demand from a premium wetsuit, without breaking the bank.

FEATURES

  • 80% Neoprene 20% Nylon
  • Large internal front and back panel of the world’s first Graphene thermal lining to keep you toasty warm.
  • GBS seams: Glued, blindstitched, and taped internally for a watertight seam.
  • Silicon stretches internal lining.
  • Superflex 250 Jersey.
  • Machined applied Superflex neo tape internally.
  • The strategic seam placement and contour collar for chafe-free surfing.
  • Colorblocked panels.

Chest Zip

Women’s 3/2 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Women’s 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit

Women’s 5/4 Chest Zip Hooded Fullsuit

Back Zip

Women’s 3/2 Back Zip Fullsuit

Women’s 4/3 Back Zip Fullsuit

Women’s 5/4 Back Zip Fullsuit

Girl’s 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit


 

Furnace CARBON

billabong furnace carbon wetsuits

Ultimate heat, flexibility, and eco-conscious construction combined in this athlete-driven wetsuit. Equipped with a Furnace Carbon lining and engineered stretch, this performance-minded full suit delivers everything you need in a featherweight package.

  • New for the 2018/19 season, the carbon lining features the Fluid quick dry pattern that channels water, dries fast, and is ultra-flexible.
  • Created from a new Smart Foam made from upcycled car tires, the suit features a 300% stretch while adding more heat and less weight.
  • Utilizing Airlite Stretch external jersey technology, the exclusive engineered perforated knit is able to stretch 350%.
  • Every layer is constructed with incredible flexibility for optimal performance.

FEATURES

  • 80% Neoprene 20% Nylon
  • Ultra-lightweight comp wetsuit.
  • Lightweight and high stretch.
  • 80% Furnace Carbon lining: carbon threads maximize warmth and minimize weight.
  • A new Fluid quick dry pattern channels water dries fast and is ultra-flexible.
  • Smart Foam: made from upcycled car tires, the foam is the most flexible, lightest, warmest foam with the highest thermal retention. Provides a 300% stretch.
  • Airlite Stretch: Flexible exterior jersey is made with an exclusive engineered perforated knit, made to stretch to 350% its usual resting state.
  • Comp-dry chest entry system.
  • Power seam liquid welded seams and twin needle stretch blind-stitch.
  • Machine-applied pressure-bonded stretch tape.
  • Anatomic strategic shaped seams with X-flex back panel flex zones.
  • 3D contour paneling.
  • Minimal seams for maximum flexibility.

Men’s 3/2 Zipperless Carbon Comp

Men’s 3/2 Chest Zip Carbon Comp

Men’s 3/2 Chest Zip Carbon Ultra

Men’s 6/5/4 Chest Zip Carbon Ultra

Women’s 4/3 Chest Zip Fullsuit Carbon Comp


HOW TO CHOOSE

  1. TYPE – Chest/back-zipper, shorty, or a full wetsuit. steamer or a spring suit.
  2. THICKNESS – Choose the right thickness for the season.
  3. SIZE – Make sure you get exactly the right size. When you have to choose between two sizes, weight is more important than height. A wetsuit must fit snug but not too tight.

billabong wetsuit thickness recommendation chartThis is a guide only: Weather, sensitivity to the cold & conditions at your local break will affect temperatures & choice of equipment


 

Men’s Sizing

Metric / Imperial

165cm to 195cm / 5’5″ to 6’4″
57kg to 100kg / 125lbs to 220lbs

billabong mens wetsuit size recommendations


 

Women’s Billabong Wetsuit Size Chart

Metric / Imperial

147.5cm to 175cm / 4’10” to 5’9″
43kg to 73kg / 95lbs to 160lbs

billabong womens wetsuit size recommendations


 

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: Rinse with cool water and drip dry out of direct sunlight
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Ermo J

I created Nulltuul to share my experience, knowledge, and analysis with other surf enthusiasts out there. If I'm not surfing on my travels, I like to photograph waves, surfers, and the surf lifestyle in general.

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