The Reeflex Hardy X4 5/4/3 steamer is Hardy's choice of suit when facing the absolute harshest of elements. With internal heat lining, GBS stitching and liquid sealed seams, the X3 is the perfect suit for the most ruthless of Winters.
Features: Entry: YKK Chest Zip Entry Neoprene:Japanese Limestone Neoprene Thickness: 5/4/3mm Stitch: GBS construction Seal: Liquid Seam Seal Key Stash: Yes Heat Lining: Internal Heat Lining Additional Features: Seamless stomach design, 3D logos, glideskin neck, internal wrist and ankle cuffs, superflex knee panels
Understanding this wetsuit's technology
Steamer wetsuits are full body suits and are made for cold climates. The long arms and long legs are their to help keep in your body heat and help keep out any cold water. These suits are predominantly used in Winter.
5/4/3mm Wetsuit Thickness
5/4/3mm wetsuit thickness is ideal for absolutely freezing waters. These wetsuits use 3/4mm of neoprene in the farthest ends of the arms and legs, and use 5mm in the chest areas.
Japanese Limestone Neoprene
Japanese limestone neoprene is a friendly alternative to petroleum based neoprene’s. The flexibility and insulation characteristics of this neoprene is what makes it one of the most sought after materials in the wetsuit industry. Enjoy warmth and stretch in all directions.
Liquid Seam Seal
Liquid seam seal refers to a taping which runs over the top of wetsuit stitching. The liquid seam seal is, as name suggests, a liquid seal which will prevent water from getting through your seams. It will also keep your stitching a bit more out of harms way.
Heat lining refers to an internal fabric which feels almost like fur to the touch. Heat lining materials hold your body temp and help maintain your warmth for the duration of your surf.
GBS refers to glued and blind stitched. This is the most common stitch you will come across. The GBS construction technique allows the rider to feel higher levels of stretch which also allows higher levels of durability.
Chest Zip Wetsuit
Chest zip wetsuits have a zip in the upper area of the chest. These suits are easy to get in and out of and are the most common within the intermediate to advanced range. Having the zipper at the chest affords the user maximum stretch and comfort.
The key stash is a small piece of nylon string that allows the user to lasso and attach their key whilst they surf. The key stash is in the chest area and does not get in your way. The key stash does not work with electric keys.