Do you surf? Do you know someone that does? Last question, do they have a screw loose and surf through the winter in conditions that would make you think twice about going snowboarding in? If so, do we have the perfect gift for them.
The Cypher heated vest is the latest in surfing technology. Unlike the Ripcurl H-Bomb wetsuit, which incorporates heating elements and batteries within the wetsuit, the Cypher vest allows you to wear the vest under your current wetsuit. Utilizing FAR infrared technology (FAR is infrared heat sent through flat flexible carbon pads), the Cyper PS+ focuses on heating the most important part of your body, the core. The vest offers high and low heat settings, depending on how nasty it is out there. Since it’s not connected to a wetsuit, it only costs ~$200 and offers you the adaptability of using your 3/2 or 4/3. Think of it this way, you’re not spending $300-$600 on a 5/4 or 6/5.
According to Quiksilver, the PS+ vest is slightly heavier than your average rashguard. With the heat tranferred through the carbon pads, the vest allows you to flex and flow as you normally would. Charging duties are through a wall or car charger.
But Charlie don’t surf, we snowboard. Rumor is that the Quik snow team has also been running the PS+ vest under their outerwear in subzero conditions. If Travis Rice and Kelly Slater approve, who are you to disagree?
The main benefit of the PS+ vest? You don’t have to feel like and look like the Michelin Man when you surf. Chicks totally don’t dig that. Look for a full review once the snow falls on the beach.