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The Xplorer is a great budget winter wetsuit from Xcel, the back zip makes it easy to get in and out of and the super stretchy neoprene is used in the upper body where you need it the most.
The seams are glued and blind stitched, with taping on the inside at critical points, this stops water penetrating the seams, keeping you drier and warmer.
The single lined, slick skin style neoprene on the front and back panels prevents wind chill by allowing water to slip right off and not soak in.
Choosing the right thickness for you
This is a 5/4/3 wetsuit, it has 5mm panels in the torso and legs and 4mm panels in the arms and 3mm panels under the arms, this ensures you get the warmth in the core of the body and the flexibility to paddle in the arms.
The best thickness of wetsuit for you depends mostly on where and what time of year you will be surfing, 5mm is the most popular thickness for year round surfing in the UK.
We have created a guide which goes into more depth about choosing the best thickness for you so if you've got any doubts take a look at the msw wetsuit thickness guide
Choosing the right size for you
Getting the right size wetsuit is critical, the wrong size will not keep you warm and could end up putting more stress on the seams, different brands use slightly different size charts so you may not be the same size across different makes of wetsuit, we suggest looking at the size chart page to judge which size will be the best fit for you.
If you have any questions about the differences between wetsuits, the fit or the thickness that would be best for you give us a call on 01548 854660 or an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org where we're happy to help.
Unless you've had your head in the sand you'll have heard the buzz around Xcel wetsuits in the water for a while now. Anyone who surfs the winter in the UK will know that function over fashion is not a choice but a necessity. Xcel wetsuits have been coming up with the goods everytime with gimmick free products that do exactly what's needed. Their Drylock wetsuit is a market leader and the brand a regular winner of the 'wetsuit of the year' award.
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