Chest Zipper - By removing the back zipper, chest-zip suits eliminate virtually all back flushing, enhance collar comfort, and allow unrestricted flexibility across the back torso for paddling.
In a perfect world, wetsuits would be seamless. Until then, the goal is to make seams as light, flexible, durable, and impermeable to water as possible. While each brand has its own lingo, there are four basic seam constructions on the market: flatlock; glued and blind stitched (GBS); glued and blind stitched with taping; and liquid rubber seam seal.
Flatlock - A durable, breathable, and economical seam construction where two panels of neoprene are overlapped and stitched together using a flatlock stitch. Flatlock seams are often found on warmer water suits and neoprene tops where absolute waterproofing is not critical or necessarily desired.
UPF 30+ - Don't Get Burned! O'Neill's Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 30+ provides superior shielding from the sun to keep you burn and cancer-free.
24-7 Collection - A must have for hardcore travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. The 24-7 Collection protects against UV exposure and fatigue. If you log countless hours in the sun, at the beach or on a boat, the fit and super breathable fabric blend will keep you comfortable and protected.