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 50+ - Don't Get Burned! O'Neill's Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 50+ provides maximum shielding from the sun to keep you burn and cancer-free.
Seamless Paddle Zones - An ergonomic, seamless undersleeve panel that allows for unrestricted motion and eliminates rashing.
Skins Collection - The Skins Collection provides clean graphics and a variety of color options. Great style lines, ergonomic seam placement, 4-way stretch, and quick-dry properties seal the deal for a line-up you can't pass up.