C-Skins Wetsuits Warmth & Performance
C-Skins wetsuits are like no other. Faced with surfing in the world’s coldest climates, and performing in those harsh conditions, C-Skins innovates. They give you design, materials and features you won’t find in other wetsuits. Try C-Skins Wetsuits warmth & performance.
From the neoprene rubber, the external and internal skin, the neck closure, to the seam sealing and more, everything about C-Skins is unique giving you a unique advantage.
The early is one of the best surfing experiences. To get up to enjoy it, you need to know you’ll be warm
As a leading manufacturer in Europe C-Skins has it’s own research and development going into its wetsuit materials. Dark Matter is a new material that gives all the benefits of smoothies without the problems. Smoothie panels deflect the wind and are warmer yet they limit movement and are much more prone to damage than the other areas of your wetsuit. Dark Matter is applied to C-Skins’ neoprene base exactly where needed. For example on your upper chest and upper back. It’s not a whole constricting panel. As it’s an add-on it’s not limited by the frail skin of traditional smoothies and it’s not stitched. Reduced stitching means much great flexibility. It’s robust and gives extra traction to your paddling along with all the fantastic warmth and wind defeating benefits.
Above, C-Skins Dark Matter gives you all the benefits of smoothie without constriction, neoprene limitations and being prone to damage. The new Halo and Diamond neoprene’s incorporate Memory. This means your suit returns to shape instead of bagging out and becoming sloppy. So you get a great ongoing long term fit. Below, C-Skins Liquid Tape Seams are now thicker, more durable, more effective, keeping cold water out and warm water in
New Halo X neoprene and Diamond Neoprene are being used. You get key next gen features of being lighter, warmer and more flexible with a key advantage – memory. If your current suit originally felt tight and now is bagging out and sloppy letting water flush then you know what memory does. So C-Skins neoprene will flex as you move then recoil back to it’s snug fit keeping you warm. So your C-Skins suit will keep doing its job more effectively, for longer. Another interesting development is in the area of the liquid seal used over your suit’s stitched seams. While other brands have been making the seal thinner or abandoning it all together with C-Skins suits it’s now thicker, more durable, more effective preventing water ingress and egress. Without water movement through your seams you’ll stay much warmer.
Just what you need for your cold water surfing.
Optimised for maximum warmth, C-Skins claim their suits are the warmest in the world. If you want a warm suit, this is it.
When it’s cold, keeping warm is a priority. If you aren’t warm you can’t surf. If you think you won’t be warm, you won’t even want to surf. With C-Skins you’ll start and finish your surf warm.
Unique materials, construction combinations, and features. In the first image check how the smoothie wraps your entire body for maximum protection
You can be warm and still perform with C-Skins Wetsuits warmth & performance
Warmth & Performance
How does C-Skins do this? It all starts with the rubber. Did you know most wetsuit companies measure their neoprene to include the outer skin that has little benefit? So for a 3mm suit, 1mm could be just the nylon, with only 2mm rubber. Only 2mm keeping your warm in the depth of winter? C-Skins measure only the rubber so when they say 3mm you get the true level of protection you’re expecting against the elements.
Their neoprene is called AirFoam. It’s full of air bubbles. Not only is it light, one of the key features of performance, it has great insulating properties. The cold of the water can’t transfer through to your body. Similarly the warmth of your body can’t transfer out.
Warmth is further maximised by C-Skins construction innovation.
External & Internal Innovation
The external layers of your wetsuit have high tech built in. Xtend Neoprene is super flexi, super durable, and hydrophobic. It sheds water so you don’t get windchill or carry any waterlogged weight.
Internally a DryKnit plush fleecy lining is super comfy next to your skin. It’s hydrophobic as well. Any internal water is immediately flushed away so your body heat is maximised.
Part of C-Skins tech are bi-directional multi layer laminates that reflect cold away and reflect heat in
In between these two layers is a high tech laminate. Think of it like a flexi space blanket further reflecting cold away, reflecting body heat in.
C-Skins materials and high tech construction working in combination to keep you super warm.
C-Skins full featured Womens wetsuits
On the outside you can also get a smoothie finish, what C-Skins call Mesh Skin. This is impervious to wind and water giving maximum protection. Normally only found on the back and chest, C-Skins Mesh Skin extends around your entire body so you get an encompassing protective barrier.
Performance & Warmth
Once you’re warm you want to perform!
The AirFoam and Xtend Neoprene mentioned above give you performance with light weight and great flexibility. The suits are light and give you stretch for any move.
C-Skins great fit makes both of these work for you even better.
C-Skins use a bioMetric Future Fit process that gives you a super fit. Many of the panels are anatomically pre-formed so mould to your body. The cut of the suit while minimising stitching, that constricts, maximises body movement and fit.
World Surf League, WSL, Commissioner Kieren Perrow, enjoying C-Skins warmth & performance in his local and chilly Victorian waters
This means the suit is like a second skin, moving with you through all your surfing moves.
C-Skins zipper suits have the entry zip designed and added as a separate panel. It’s not part of the same panel as your arms. So when paddling you aren’t constantly pulling against the zip. Catching waves is noticeably easier, you feel less fatigue, and you get the freedom-feel of a zipless suit.
Great Finish C-Skin Wetsuits Warmth & Performance
Around your neck most suits simply have a slash beneath your collar that you have to squeeze through for entry. When you’re paddling or getting dumped this lets in water. C-Skins has IrisNeck. This opens wide at your neck for easy entry then its multi-facets close up automatically, snug, greatly limiting water entry.
Future Fit is bio-metric tech that means C-Skins fits you like a second skin. The IrisNeck gives easy entry while automatically fitting snug preventing cold water flushing
The suit is finished with arm and knee embossing. So the AirFoam is reduced behind your knee to make getting to your feet way easier. High wear areas such as your front knees have additional durability with Dura Flex Knee Pads.
The inner neck of your suit is finished with a GlideSkin collar. This is super smooth with no seam at all, so you get super comfort. It’s all about C-Skins Wetsuits warmth & performance.
Get your C-Skins wetsuit, bring on winter and bring on the waves!
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