Heater shirt

tbariletbarile Posts: 39 Baller
My camaro blactec heater shirt just blew the arm weld out (haven't received a call back from their CS department yet) so I'm looking for something new. I hate peeling these shirts off as I have a bad shoulder. Are there any good shirts that zip? Also, what is a good replacement for the camaro? thanks


  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,834 Crazy Baller
    I've been pretty happy with my O'Neill "Hammer". I've had it for a couple of years, so I don't know if that model is still available. It's a good bit thicker (and more durable) than a Camaro.

    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge

  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 868 Crazy Baller
    I got one of these earlier this year and it is super comfortable and really warm. But I feel like I am going to dislocate my shoulder if I take it off by myself.

  • tjmtjm Posts: 411 Solid Baller
    Look into the Oneill Reactor 1.5mil front zip jacket
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,997 Mega Baller
    I have two O'Neill Hyperfreak tops. I tend to do two sets on a typical morning. Two tops ensures I'm always putting on a dry one. They're awesome.
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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,546 Mega Baller
    @keithh2oskier, I had the older version of that hyperfreak top and it had some sort of lining on the inside that was like a blue felt. What does this new version have on the inside? Pics would be helpful, too.

    The original had short of a smooth, shiny torso that was a great insulator and stretchy sleeves. I wore mine constantly (and still have them), but the back of the shoulders started to split and expose that inner liner. They lost a little of their warmth there after that.

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  • tbariletbarile Posts: 39 Baller
    MarkTimm - Have you used that jacket? Looks interesting
  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 868 Crazy Baller
    @MISkier the inside and outside appears to be the same.

  • wawaskrwawaskr Posts: 390 Crazy Baller
    I also use an Oneill Hyperfreak 1.5mm neo top (Technobutter neo - 20% lighter, 30% less water absorption than any other neoprene). Their Reactor's are regular neo (heavier/does not stretch as much). Thing is - you can not get one of these right now unless you are a size Small. Covid19 supplier shortages I guess?
  • tjmtjm Posts: 411 Solid Baller
    You can find the reactor jacket in S M or L at Swimoutlet.com, Maybe some of the others too,
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,971 Mega Baller
    Just a suggestion for making heater shirts much easier to get out of - wear a snug fitting short sleeve rash guard underneath. Works really well.
  • MarkTimmMarkTimm Posts: 163 Baller
    @tbarile yes, I am on my third season with a Matuse top. It is warm, flexible and durable. I destroyed a couple of camaro tops then swtiched to Matuse and will never go back.

    Mark Timm

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