“The Best Women’s Wetsuit Jackets of 2022, Reviewed” by Rebecca Parsons via The Inertia

“The Best Women’s Wetsuit Jackets of 2022, Reviewed” by Rebecca Parsons via The Inertia

Photo: Christinamae Sheley. Nothing puts a damper on an epic surf session more than being cold. If you’re anything like me, being cold means it’s game over. Once the shivers start, it’s time for me to paddle in, regardless of how good the waves are. Although summertime delivers plenty of waves and warm weather, if it’s a dawn patrol session or the wind is up, I tend to get chilly. Wetsuit jackets are easy to throw on, making them the perfect way to combat the cold. After some testing, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite wetsuit jackets for women. For more gear guides written specifically for women who shred, check out our guide to the best women’s wetsuits, the best women’s springsuits, the best women’s surf suits and rashguards, the best stay-put women’s swimsuits for surfing, and the best surf leggings for women. What Are the Best Women’s Wetsuit Jackets? Kassia + Surf La Luna 2 MM Jacket ($158) Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Long-Sleeve Top ($129) O’Neill Bahia Full-Zip Jacket ($100) Sisstrevolution Summer Seas Long Sleeve Neoprene Jacket ($105) NRS Ignitor Jacket ($90) What Makes a Good Wetsuit Jacket? ComfortComfort is my number one priority for most clothing items and wetsuit jackets are no exception. I want my jacket to be cozy and comfy so I can wear it for marathon sessions and not have to worry about it bunching or causing chaffing. StyleIf I’m going to be wearing it often, I want something that looks good, so I feel confident wearing it for surfing, diving, and everything in between. DurabilityWhen I buy a wetsuit jacket, I expect it to last a few years...