The Reeflex Hardy X4 4/3mm Chestzip steamer offers maximum warmth in the most ruthless of climates. Enjoy a fully taped suit with up to four millimetres of protection.
Features: Entry: YKK Chest Zip Neoprene: Japanese Limestone Neoprene Thickness: 4/3mm Stitch: GBS construction Seal: External liquid seam seal (aqua alpha, environmentally friendly) Key Stash: Yes Heat Lining: No Additional Features: 3D Logos, internal glide skin, internal cuffs, super flex 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.
4/3mm Wetsuit Thickness
4/3mm wetsuit thickness is ideal for really cold waters. These wetsuits use 3mm of neoprene in the farthest ends of the arms and legs, and use 4mm 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.
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.
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.