HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR NEOPRENE TOP FOR THE SUMMER ?
June 21, D-Day finally sounded, here is summer's holiday!
Your holidays are reserved with your favorite water sport (surfing, stand up paddle, kitesurf, wakeboard ...). It's time to renew your second skin but choosing a neoprene suit is not easy.
We will help you to choose the right neoprene top, don't worry.
Function of a neoprene top
A neoprene top is essential in summer. It protects you first of all from the sun. It avoids all the irritations notably of the wax in surf or the harness which rubs in kitesurf or windsurf. It brings warmth for morning or late sessions, and protects the wind.
Thickness for a neoprene top
The thickness of neoprene tops varies between 0.5 and 3mm. This is the main feature, it corresponds to the water temperature of your region, the air temp and the strength of the wind.
The thicker the neoprene, the warmer it will be, but it will be less flex.
The price differences you will notice come directly from the type of neoprene itself. Choose super stretch to have a flexible and comfortable product. Entry-level neoprenes tend to cause irritation and wrinkling.
We only use Limestone based super stretch neoprene, check out our TECHNOLOGY.
Even if this feature is more important on full winter wetsuits, it is a key point. The flat-lock seams (goes through the neoprene) are more flexible. The sewn / glued seams (GBS) are more technical (they don't go through the neoprene): waterproof and very comfortable on the skin (no irritation).
What kind of neoprene top ?
Here again the choice is wide, choose according to your spot, sport and your preferences.
No sleeve neoprene tops
What's better to be able to row and move your arms without constraint? This cut is particularly suitable for paddle board sports (canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle)
Short sleeves neoprene tops
The short sleeves neoprene top is ideal for all water sports (surfing, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, sailing, etc.) as soon as the thermometer starts to panic. It will also protect you from sunburn on the shoulders.
Long sleeves neoprene tops
The long sleeves neoprene top offers the best protection in the sun. In superstretch neoprene for easy entry without zip and Flatlock assembly, it will offer you thermal protection, anti-UV and the feeling of a double skin for summer sessions.
Neoprene zipped jackets
The long sleeve zipped jacket is the ultimate piece in terms of modularity. The temperature rises, you just have to open the zip to bring in a little freshness!
For which disciplines?
All of our neoprene tops are suitable for any water sport.
With what outfit?
Choose a boardshort to go with your top. There is a loop at the bottom of our tops to connect the lace of the swimsuit and prevent the top from rising up during a fall.
What style of neoprene top?
The neoprene offer is very standardized and we advise you to indulge yourself as with your textile clothes.
Let's stop being all black like penguins in the water!
Make room for originality with sober and elegant colors. It's also a great way to be able to differentiate yourself in the water.
A neoprene top like a full suit should always fit properly. This results in fewer wrinkles and less water ingress.
When dry it is normal to feel too tight, this discomfort disappears as soon as the top gets wet. Also keep in mind that neoprene relaxes over time.
Check out our size chart to make sure you don't go wrong!
A neoprene top is rinsed with plenty of fresh water after each session. Dry in the shade without using a hanger. These tips are important because they increase the life of your top.
The difference between a neoprene top and a lycra?
A lycra does not provide heat and does not block the wind.
Choose lycra only for protection from the sun and chafing.
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