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XCEL Drylock Chest Zip 4'3mm BLACK

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  • $471.99
  • Regular price $589.99

  • Wetsuit Type: Men's fullsuit
  • Thickness: A combination of 4mm and 3mm panels keeps your core warm while freeing up your arms for unrestricted paddling/shredding
  • Neoprene: Channel Flex through the upper body – this is Xcel's new mega stretchy neoprene, a lightweight, hydrophobic gridded material that allows your arms and shoulders amazing freedom – with Ultra Flex through the lower body
  • Lining: Celliant Black throughout (with the exception of under the arms), which remains Xcel's premium lining. The chest and back panels are lined with the heavy-duty version (that's the leopard-print-like stuff), featuring air-trapping hollow fibres for enhanced insulation; the rest of the suit is lined with the slightly pared-down "jacquard" version (the red stuff).
  • Celliant Black: Celliant Black lining – both the hollow-fibre and the jacquard variety – is a "responsive" textile built around Celliant, an FDA-certified fibre that generates additional heat by converting movement into infrared energy. Every time you move, it warms your muscles by increasing bloodflow, but unlike its predecessor Thermo Dry Celliant, Celliant Black also contains heat-retaining minerals to prevent that newly generated heat from escaping. When you stop moving, you stay warmer for longer.
  • Entry: Chest zip with nifty magnetic closure and "semi-dry" zipper, which is partially sealed with a silicone strip. The "balanced shoulder design" – a slight change in the arrangement of the panels – aids entry.
  • Seam Construction: Internal FusionX tape shores up the triple-glued-and-blindstitched seams
  • Also Worth Noting: Drylock wrist seals (the donut-tapered cuffs); Nexskin ankle seals (liquid neoprene strips); smoothskin chest and back panels (extra wind- and water-resistance); grooves at the back of the knee for improved flexion and reduced bunching; glideskin collar to prevent water-entry and chafing.
  • Eco Credentials: Water-based glues (no nasty VOCs); dope-dyed yarns (massive savings on water and energy); scrap rubber tyres pyrolyzed into carbon black (one of the key ingredients in neoprene); limestone-derived neoprene (marginally better than petrochemcial alternatives); plastic bottles recycled into polyester yarns (used the stretch jersey fabric that lines the neoprene).
  • Rough Temperature Guide: 10-15 °C