Xcel have created an advanced wetsuit that is free of restrictions and highly comfortable. “Really flexible, no restrictions around the hips, knees and arms” Nick. “Flexibility and fit was top notch. Out of the 5 suits this was in my top 2 for fit and comfort. It was one of those suits that you felt comfortable enough to paddle long distances without overheating” Monty.
Ease of entry and exit
The chest zip provided effortless entry into the Drylock. “Really easy to get on and off. It’s a chest zip so there was plenty of freedom to slide into it” Nick. Tight access around the limbs caused some minor entry issues. “The Drylock cuffs around the ankles were quite tight so it felt a little sticky through the base of the legs and arms” Monty.
Fitted with innovative features, the Xcel has been manufactured to provide warmth. “The seals are really strong and the thermo dry seam tape on the inside combined with the fusion weld seams worked amazing” Monty. “Really really warm , especially suited to the colder parts of Aus. It has the feel of a 4/3 but it’s not heavy” Nick.
Acknowledging vulnerable areas, the Xcel successfully withstood water entry. “No water flush at all due to the sealed seams” Nick. The thermo dry lock also prevented any water from entering. “It feels like it has been built to keep water out and keep you warm” Nick. “Completely water resistant, not one drop” Monty.