The South Island of New Zealand holds beautiful scenery and plentiful surf, but be prepared for barking sea lions and bone-chilling paddleouts. With high-quality neoprene and a merino wool and recycled polyester lining, the R4 Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit offers cozy warmth for the far reaches of the Southern Hemisphere. Our warmest wetsuit, it features one-piece front and back construction, an overlapped front yoke, neoprene underarm panels with nylon jersey on both sides (instead of wool) for maximum stretch, and a 3-panel hood that conforms to the head for a comfortable fit when you're waiting for that last wave in. With durable and flexible PVC-free kneepads and Supratex cuffs to reduce flushing. All critical seams and stress areas are secured with glue dots, 1cm bartacks and Melco® reinforcements.
- Made with high quality neoprene that meets our rigorous standards for strength, durability and warmth
- Warm and soft chlorine-free merino wool/recycled polyester grid lining; merino wool dries quickly and reduces odor for the garment. (U.S. Patent No. 7395553)
- One-piece front and back panels; internal/external neck gaskets (1.5mm neoprene with a polyester jersey surface and center-front key pocket); overlapped front yoke for easy on/off
- Hood: neoprene 3-panel construction conforms to head for a comfortable fit and easy on/off, adjustable cord provides snug fit around face, Supratex brim shields face from sun and sheds water
- Neoprene underarm panels have nylon jersey fabric on both sides for better stretch while paddling; recycled polyester fabric on the outside of the seat and legs improves durability
- Anatomically engineered PVC-free kneepads are made with flexible and durable Supratex material; legs and ankle cuffs are made with flexible and durable Supratex material
- 1cm bartacks, glue dots and Melco® reinforcements secure wear points and critical seam locations; seams are single-needle blindstitched on the outside with nylon-bonded thread and triple glued for extra durability and strength; crotch seams are internally taped
- Front and back torso, seat: 5mm neoprene. Sleeves and legs: 4mm neoprene. Underarms, external gasket and hood: 3mm neoprene. Suit: chlorine-free merino wool/recycled polyester grid lining
- 1604 g (56.6 oz)
- Made in Thailand.