Quiksilver Heat Vest

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Despite thick wetsuits and a litany of tricks to stay warm, surfers who paddle in cold waters are often, well, cold. For those shivering souls, Quiksilver has a new product, the Ps + Cypher Heat Vest, that is made to add warmth via electric infra-red heat.

The battery-powered vest fits under a wetsuit and has high and low heat settings. A rechargeable battery pack provides “hours of heat,” the company touts.

Quiksilver Ps + Cypher Heat Vest

Although GearJunkie.com has not yet tested the vest, one anonymous reviewer claimed it eliminated the back twinges he often experienced during cold-water surfing.

One benefit we like: The vest costs $200 but it fits under any wetsuit. No major upgrade to a thicker suit needed.

—Stephen Krcmar

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