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Xcel Wetsuits Infiniti Smoothskin 2mm Back-Zip Jacket

Sale: $58.95 (46% off, was $109.95)
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Color: black
Size: S Size Chart
$58.95
Color: black
Size: S
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Overview
The Xcel Infiniti Smoothskin 2mm back-zip jacket has the ever changing weather in mind. With a wind and rain protective front and back panel, this jacket has you covered when the weather takes an inevitable turn for the worse.

The back hip zipper makes for easy on and off, while an elastic cinch hem lets you dial in your fit. The full stretch construction offers a full range of motion so you can ride without feeling hindered.
Features
Max Thickness
  • 2mm
Closure
  • Back Zipper
Sleeves
  • Long Sleeve
Hood
  • No Hood
Seams
  • Glued and Blind Stitched (GBS)
Neoprene
  • Ultra Stretch
Additional Features
  • Smooth Skin Technology
  • Loop It or Lose It!
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

Back Zipper - The main advantages of back-zip suits are ease of entry and exit, and a smooth, consistent feel across the chest.

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.

Glued and Blind Stitched (GBS) - A durable, flexible, and waterproof seam construction where two panels of neoprene are glued together end-to-end and then blind stitched. Stitches are visible on the seam exterior but do not protrude through to the interior, reducing sew-through holes and water entry.

Neoprene

Ultra Stretch - Comfortable, lightweight neoprene with softer foam and a tighter weave textile for less water absorption, better durability, and maximum stretch.

Additional Features

Smooth Skin Technology - A comfortable and conforming fabric that is specifically designed to protect you from excessive wind and rain.

Loop It or Lose It! - Centered elastic waist loop for keeping your top in place. Can help prevent the top riding up (and unexpected boardshort loss).

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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