The South Island of New Zealand holds beautiful scenery and plentiful surf, but be prepared for barking sea lions and bone-chilling paddle-outs. With high-quality neoprene and a merino wool lining that provides unmatched warmth, strength and flex, the redesigned R4 Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit offers cozy warmth for the far reaches of the Southern Hemisphere. Features include new anatomical patterning, 100% external seam sealing to eliminate leaks, a heavyweight wool lining in the torso and thighs to maximize warmth, and a new midweight wool lining in the hood, sleeves and lower legs for increased performance and stretch. With simplified entry, redesigned 3-panel hood and enlarged PVC-free kneepads for long-lasting durability. Critical seams and high-stress areas are secured and reinforced for strength.
- Handmade with a high quality neoprene that meets our rigorous standards for strength, durability and warmth; warm grid lining is an innovative blend of soft, chlorine-free merino wool and recycled polyester; chlorine-free merino dries quickly and reduces odor (U.S. Patent No. 7395553)
- One-piece front and back panels and internal / external neck gasket (1.5mm neoprene with a polyester jersey surface and center-front key pocket); overlapped front yoke for easy on / off
- Hood with 3-panel neoprene construction conforms to head for a comfortable fit and easy on / off. Adjustable cord provides snug fit around face. Supratex brim sheds water and shields face from sun
- Neoprene underarm panels feature nylon jersey on both sides for maximum stretch while paddling; recycled polyester on outside of seat and legs for increased durability
- Anatomically engineered PVC-free kneepads made with flexible and durable Supratex material
- Leg and ankle cuffs made with flexible and durable Supratex material to reduce flushing; glue dots, 1cm bartacks and Melco® reinforcements secure all high stress areas and critical seam locations
- Seams are single-needle blindstitched on the outside with nylon-bonded thread, and triple glued for additional durability and strength; crotch seams are internally taped
- 4.5mm neoprene (torso/thighs) lined with original, heavyweight chlorine-free merino wool and recycled polyester; 3.5mm neoprene (sleeves/legs) and 2.5mm neoprene (hood/external gasket) lined with midweight chlorine-free merino wool and polyester
- 1605 g (56.6 oz)
- Made in Thailand.