Agent 18 is one of the rare 100% bodyboarding wetsuit company and they seem to make some of the coolest suits around. With a sick team (Glen Thurston, Chris James, Jake Stone and Michael Novy) and a solid brand image we were really curious about the suits and decided to test one of them. Our choice was the Zebra 3/2 full suit which looks pretty amazing (whether you wanna look like a zebra or not in the water… some thought they looked ugly, we think it’s pretty sick to see a suit that is not all black like all other brands out there). Anyway, read the full test article by clicking below.

agent18_zebraSo we received our new Zebra suit a couple weeks ago and were really excited to see how the suit was. First time we saw something a little crazy in the wetsuits industry since Aleeda in the US back when Roach and Vargas were riding for them. The Zebra suits looks awesome and the zebra print is really nice on it. The suit is super light and quite thin with 100% superflex stretch neoprene.

It’s got a Japanese hollow fiber thermal lining inside, like most good suits, all seams are glued outside and all finitions look good on the suit. The Agent 18 logos are debossed on chest and back, and there’s more sick silver logos on the back and arms. The back zip is a good YKK Metal zip and it’s got a smooth Glide skin collar. It’s made in China, like most suits. (Always made in China if not Taiwan or Japan)

We digged the neoprene barrier (aqua shield) inside the suit, in the back, to avoid water entry thru the zip. The collar is comfortable and doesnt let the water in too much.

First thing we noticed is how light the material is and how strechy and confortable it is. It felt like we were naked almost. The suit is super thin though and it’s probably not meant to be used in really cold winter waters but it’s perfect for everything from 16C° to 18C°. It has no mesh on the belly panel and the seams have been well conceived on the front to avoid having a seam on the bottom of the belly and fuck the suit up. Check the details here on this picture.

The suit has a very similar shape as the Billabong Solution suit, with the same neoprene barrier in the back, a similar collar and the same HDR silicon knee pads. The only difference is the front seam on the belly on the Agent 18 specially adapted for bodyboarding and the absence of mesh on the front.

The suit is really comfortable in the water and was perfect for 16-18°C waters. We havent ridden it for a long time yet so we won’t be able to tell you how solid the suit is and how long you’ll be able to keep it but all seams and critical parts are well protected and although the suit is really thin and stretch it doesnt seem too fragile.

Watchout, the zebra suit will definitely attract girls (well we’re not sure) and will have people wondering what the hell you’re doing in the water with a zebra suit on, but it’s pretty cool though.

Available in blue, red, black and grey also. Agent 18 suits are availabe in fullsuits (3/2 and 3/3), spring suits and long arms spring suits also. The zebra fullsuit is about 429 dollars in Oz.

Check the Agent 18 PDF catalog here. Right click and “save as”.


  Alex wrote @ September 4th, 2008 at 3:42 am

Dear sir/madam

sorry to disturb you.

we are the largest neoprene products supplier in middle China and have nearly 20years experiences in this field.
our products are include:wetsuit/surfing suit/water-proof suit etc.,the materials(Neoprene) are from Korea,Japan etc.,
we provide our products both OEM/ODM service in good quality and competitive price.
and we prodive for the famous brands which are include:Mares/Portwest/scubapro/sea elite/oceanic/opcon etc..

we are the first diving suit manufactory who got the certification of Euro TUV,SGS and OEKO-TEX,STANDARD100 in sweden,
and also the first manufactory pass the AOF test in uk.

If you have interests,pls do not hesitate to contact me in time.
our wesite you can visit: http://www.wetsuit-neoprenegift.com

wait for your reply.

Best Regaeds

Alex Lau
Davi&Jack Diving Eqiupment (jingmen) CO.,Ltd

  Turko wrote @ September 27th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

So… I am writing you from Portugal now… I am working in the Surf and Bodyboard School + Camp… balealsurfcamp, and also I have my own Surf school in Argentina, where I am from…
I been Compete from the 90´ in the ASP – QS, now I still compete in Master division around the world…
So!, I see some of your Wetsuit here around in Europe.. I will like to get one! > Now!!!
Like a ZEBRA model, full suit, 3/2 > they are sealed??? and let me know how you can send me the suit to here in Portugal (Iwill be here just one more months-end of October)…
The suits looking so good!!!, also I like your sincerelly in your coments…

  Marta wrote @ April 20th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

hi i would like to have agent18 zebra wetsuit where can i get it ???

  admin wrote @ April 21st, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I think they dont do these anymore. Check the agent18 website maybe.

  dee wrote @ June 25th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

i have two of them phone 0419687935

  Nik Martin wrote @ December 12th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Hey. I live in South Africa, and am looking for a contact number or email address directly to someone from Agent18.
can anyone help me?
thanks Nik

  neens wrote @ December 24th, 2011 at 8:55 pm


The zebra wetsuits are terrific! Are there any in stock available for purchase?


  admin wrote @ December 27th, 2011 at 1:02 am

I dont think Agent18 still make these

  neens wrote @ December 27th, 2011 at 8:54 am

That is so disappointing… thanks for getting back to me.

  dan wrote @ November 22nd, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Agent 18 puts shoddy craftsmanship and materiels into their products, doesn’t stand behind their products or warranties whatsoever, and charges a premium for their suits. Surprised they haven’t gone under yet.

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