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Billabong Synergy Complete Guide

The “Synergy

“The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.”

The Synergy series by Billabong is one of the most popular wetsuits used by female surfers today.

  • Uniquely designed color-schemes
  • Thicknesses 1-5mm
  • All price levels (entry, mid-range, high-end)
  • All types – chest-zip, back-zip, shortys, long jane’s, full suits
  • Feminine anatomical fit
  • Comfort and style
  • Lightweight

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About the brand

I’m sure everyone, even folks out of the surf community, have come across the Billabong brand. One of the reasons people prefer Billabong over other similar surf lifestyle brands is their minimalunique detail-oriented design. You basically get a high-quality top brand item at a reasonable price tag.

Billabong clothing is found on every decent surf store worldwide.

Billabong belongs to the “The Big Three” surf companies with Quiksilver & Roxy and Rip Curl – an Australian surf-clothing brands that started in the East Coast of Australia in the ’70s.

To me, personally, Billabong designs one of the most unique and best color-palette outwear by today, that many detail-oriented people prefer!

Buying a Billabong wetsuit you are guaranteed with uniqueness and plenty of technology!


About Synergy Wetsuits

Billabong Synergy features wetsuits for the youth, men and women! Back-zip and chest-zip. From tops, shorties to winter 5/4/3 hooded fullsuit models, ranging all the sizes available from girls to women.

PRICE GUIDE

$ = 1-50
$$ = 50 – 100
$$$ = 100 – 150
$$$$ = 150 – 200


Wetsuit Temperature Guide

See the recommended wetsuit temperature chart below to find the best one to suit your seasonal surfing habits

cold water surf

Having the proper wetsuit is crucial to keep the body temperature to moderation. Too thick wetsuit on hot summer days will not let the body to breathe, which will result in overheating and dizziness. On the other hand, surfing in cold water in a thinner wetsuit than recommended, will end up in losing a lot of body heat, which will drain energy resources real quick.

Wetsuit Thickness Terminology:

  • Rashguard – A top that prevents the chest against the rash from rubbing against the waxed surfboard when paddling. Rashguards are generally 0.5mm to 1mm thick and used on warm weather surfing
  • 2/1 – A wetsuit that’s 2mm thick around the body, crotch, and 1mm thick around arms and legs
  • 5/4/3 – A wetsuit that’s 5mm thick around the core, 4mm thick around the groin and upper arms and legs, and 3mm thick on lower arms and legs. Those thick wetsuits are generally used on cold-water surf and equipped with warm and soft lining around the core
  • 5/4 hooded – A wetsuit that’s 5mm thick around the core, 4mm on legs, arms and is equipped with a pull-on hood. Used on cold-water surfing conditions
  • Shorty – A wetsuit with short arms and legs
  • Long sleeve shorty – A wetsuit with long sleeves and short legs
  • Long Jane – A wetsuit with long legs and no-, or short arms
  • Steamer – A full wetsuit for colder weather
  • Springsuit – Wetsuit for moderate temperatures

How to take care of your wetsuit?

Read our Wetsuit Care 101 article if you’d like to maximize the expected lifespan of the wetsuit.

Back-zip or chest zip?

  • Back-Zip wetsuits are widely used in summer wetsuits. Back in the day, all the wetsuits had zippers on the back. The downside used to be the neck-rach from the collar and the “flush” as it tended to let water in when duck-diving. On the bright side: they are easy to put on and to get out! Today’s back-zip wetsuits have been designed to minimize the flush and come with more comfortable and adjustable collar design.
  • Chest-Zip wetsuits, on the other hand, have a small entrance on the chest area. Those wetsuits are widely used today. Some people find it hard to enter and get out of the suit due to the squeezy entrance while preferring it over the back-zip wetsuits over the minimized flush. Note, that a chest-zip wetsuit zipper can damage your board if the zipper has not tucked inside the zipper-line.

The bottom line is – choosing a chest-zip- or a back-zip wetsuit is a personal preference that forms with experience over time.


Women’s Billabong Synergy Size Guide

As each wetsuit company has minor size differences, the Synergy size chart can be found here


Billabong Women’s Synergy Models

Rash vests / Jackets
Shorties
3/2
4/3
5/4/3 hooded
Boots / Hoods / Gloves


Billabong Women’s Synergy 1mm Reversible Surfing Jacket / Rash Vest

A great choice as a comfortable all-rounder for extra hot days

synergy reversible jacket

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Thickness: 1mm
Type:
Rashguard
Seasons:
Summer
Zip:
No zipper
Price range:
$-$$

Features and technology:

  • AX2 Superflex neoprene: light, flexible and durable
  • GBS glued and blind stitched seams
  • Boardshort fastener
  • Contour collar

 


Billabong Women’s Synergy 2mm Long-Sleeve Shorty Surfing Springsuit

A must-have a wetsuit for paradise surfing conditions

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Thickness: 2/2
Type: Long-sleeve shorty
Seasons: Spring/Summer
Zip: Back-Zip
Price range: $$

Features and technology

  • 2/2 long sleeve spring wetsuit
  • Premium AX2 Superflux neoprene
  • Flatlock Sealed Seams
  • Available sizes: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12
  • Also, available in BLACK

 


Billabong Women’s Synergy Back Zip 2mm Short Sleeve Short Leg Surfing Springsuit

Perfect for warm water surfing

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Thickness: 2mm
Type: Shorty
Seasons: Summer
Zip: Back-zip / Chest-Zip
Price range: $$

Features and technology

  • Premium 100% AX2 Superflex neoprene that is light, flexible and durable
  • Flatlock seams
  • Strategic seam placement to maximize comfort and flex
  • Minimal logo heat transfers and color blocking on Moss and Slate colorways
  • Also available in chest-zip – BLACK & PURPLE color
  • Models for GIRLS and TODDLERS

 


Billabong Women’s Furnace Synergy 3/2mm Surfing Wetsuit

A must-have women’s springer full suit

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Thickness: 3/2
Type: Fullsuit
Seasons: Spring/Summer
Zip: Back-Zip
Price Range: $$ – $$$

Features and technology

  • 80% neoprene, 20% nylon
  • Furnace Quick Dry Lining at front and back
  • Large front and back seamless panels of a new double knit Furnace jersey creating pockets of air trapping body heat, as well as allowing it to drain and dry ultra fast
  • Superlight Foam Core: Made from upcycled car tires, the lightweight, high foam core offers excellent thermal retention
  • Superflex 250 Jersey
  • Durable velcro resistant high stretch jersey with excellent hand feel
  • Available in different colors
  • Available sizes: 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12

Sizes 8 / 10 / 12 Blue & Green model available at WetsuitWarehouse


 

Billabong Synergy Furnace Women’s 4/3 Surfing Wetsuit

The perfect all-rounder on cold to moderate temperatures

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Thickness: 4/3 mm
Type: Fullsuit
Seasons: Fall/Winter
Zip: Back Zip
Price Range: $$$

Features and technology

  • Furnace Quick Dry Lining at the front and back: large front and back seamless panels of a new double knit Furnace jersey creating pockets of air trapping body heat, as well as allowing it to drain and dry ultra fast
  • Superlight Foam Core: made from upcycled car tires, the lightweight, high foam core offers excellent thermal retention
  • Superflex 250 Jersey: Durable velcro resistant high stretch jersey with excellent hand feel
  • Available sizes: 2 / 4 / 12
  • Colors: Slate, Black, Black palms

Full-black model available at the WetsuitWarehouse


Billabong Synergy Women’s 5/4/3 hooded wetsuit

A choice for a serious surf enthusiast looking for the best warmth and flexibility

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Thickness: 5/4/3 hooded
Type:
Hooded full suit
Seasons:
Winter
Zip:
Chest
Price range:
$$$$

Features and technology

  • 100% super stretch neoprene for maximum flexibility in the water
  • Sealed seams keep cold water out while adding durability
  • Thermal poly fleece lining on the chest helps wick moisture and adds insulation
  • Billabong products cannot be shipped outside of the USA
  • AX1 premium super-flex neoprene over 100% of the suit, and eliminating some unnecessary seam panels
  • A horizontal chest zipper allows for a more substantial entry/exit point, and sealed seams help keep the cold water from flushing the suit
  • The chest and back are lined with a thermal poly fleece lining that wicks moisture from the skin while adding some extra insulation
  • Chafe resistant collar
  • Adjustable neck
  • Internal key loop
  • Durable kneepads
  • 1year Warranty

Black model available at WetsuitWarehouse


BOOTS

Furnace Split-Toe Women’s Wetsuit Boot

Why the split toe? For the best traction on the board

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Black boots available at WetsuitWarehouse (Size 7-14)

Thickness: 3 – 5 mm
Type:
Boots
Seasons:
Fall/Spring/Winter
Zip:
No zipper
Price range:
$

  • Furnace Quick Dry Lining
  • Superlight foam core
  • Vulcanized sole
  • Sealed seams

Reef boots


HOODS

2mm Billabong FURNACE CARBON Hood

Thickness: 2 mm (55-60’F & up)
Type:
Hood
Seasons:
Fall/Spring/Winter
Closure:
Cinch cord
Price range:
$

Features 100% superstretch neoprene for maximum flexibility, sealed seams to keep cold water from trickling in, a Furnace Carbon fiber lining, and a face gasket to resist flushing.

Available at Wetsuitwarehouse


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