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Xcel Wetsuits Women's Axis 2mm Cross Back Boy Cut Wetsuit

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eggplant/fog blue
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Overview
The Women's Axis 2mm Cross Back Boy Cut Wetsuit from Xcel Wetsuits has a comfortable cross-back design with a boy cut bottom. Features flatlock seams for extra durability with a chest zipper to ease entry and exiting.
Features
Max Thickness
  • 2mm
Closure
  • Chest Zipper
Sleeves
  • Tank
Hood
  • No Hood
Seams
  • Flatlock
Temperature Guide
  • Temperature Guide
Max Thickness

The warmth of a wetsuit largely depends on the thickness of its neoprene. Measured in millimeters (mm), a thicker suit will generally keep you warmer. However, a thicker suit will also weigh more and be less flexible, resulting in greater paddling fatigue and reduced performance. The goal is to choose a suit that is not unnecessarily thick for your local conditions.

To achieve a balance between warmth and performance, most wetsuits use a combination of neoprene thicknesses. Thicker panels are generally used in the chest, back, and lower body, while thinner panels are used through the arms and shoulders for greater flexibility and easier paddling. A suit’s particular combination of neoprene thickness is reflected in the name of the suit itself. For example, a “4/3mm” wetsuit uses both 4mm and 3mm neoprene. A “2mm” wetsuit is made entirely of 2mm neoprene. The thickness we list here refers only to the thickest neoprene used in the suit. More detailed information on the thicknesses used and their placement is listed below.

Keep in mind that additional features such as advanced seam construction, insulated lining, and hoods greatly impact the warmth of a wetsuit. The presence of these features can compensate for the reduced warmth of thinner neoprene, offering greater performance while retaining overall warmth. For example, a higher-end 4/3mm wetsuit with sealed seams and interior thermal lining will likely stay as warm as an economical 5/4mm wetsuit that does not have those features.

2mm
Closure

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.

Seams

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.

Temperature Guide

Temperature Guide - For use as a guide only. Many factors beside water temperature can influence how warm or cold you are in the water - air temperature, session length, wind speed, etc. Your individual preferences come first when choosing your wetsuit, gear and accessories.

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Love this suit!
by Nat in MAITLAND, FL (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 11/12/2016
Xcel Wetsuits Women's Axis 2mm Cross Back Boy Cut Wetsuit - eggplant/fog blue
Very comfortable, with a good fit!!
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by Kylee N in Honolulu, HI (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 6/14/2015
Xcel Wetsuits Women's Axis 2mm Cross Back Boy Cut Wetsuit - eggplant/fog blue
Love the cross back design. Boy cut bottom is a little short could be longer but it's ok. Great suit!!
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