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Flex­i­bil­ity/fit/com­fort

Xcel have cre­ated an ad­vanced wetsuit that is free of re­stric­tions and highly com­fort­able. “Re­ally flex­i­ble, no re­stric­tions around the hips, knees and arms” Nick. “Flex­i­bil­ity and fit was top notch. Out of the 5 suits this was in my top 2 for fit and com­fort. It was one of those suits that you felt com­fort­able enough to pad­dle long dis­tances with­out over­heat­ing” Monty.

Ease of en­try and exit

The ch­est zip pro­vided ef­fort­less en­try into the Drylock. “Re­ally easy to get on and off. It’s a ch­est zip so there was plenty of free­dom to slide into it” Nick. Tight ac­cess around the limbs caused some mi­nor en­try is­sues. “The Drylock cuffs around the an­kles were quite tight so it felt a lit­tle sticky through the base of the legs and arms” Monty.

Warmth

Fit­ted with in­no­va­tive fea­tures, the Xcel has been man­u­fac­tured to pro­vide warmth. “The seals are re­ally strong and the thermo dry seam tape on the in­side com­bined with the fu­sion weld seams worked amaz­ing” Monty. “Re­ally re­ally warm , es­pe­cially suited to the colder parts of Aus. It has the feel of a 4/3 but it’s not heavy” Nick.

Wa­ter en­try

Ac­knowl­edg­ing vul­ner­a­ble ar­eas, the Xcel suc­cess­fully with­stood wa­ter en­try. “No wa­ter flush at all due to the sealed seams” Nick. The thermo dry lock also pre­vented any wa­ter from en­ter­ing. “It feels like it has been built to keep wa­ter out and keep you warm” Nick. “Com­pletely wa­ter re­sis­tant, not one drop” Monty.

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