We’re incredibly excited to now be stocking Xcel’s incredible range of wetsuits and surf accessories. Their unwavering dedication to research, development and product innovation has resulted in an astounding product range, including the award-winning Xcel Infiniti LTD.
If you haven’t heard of SIMA before, it’s the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, and they’re essentially the voice of the surf industry. They host a yearly award ceremony highlighting great kit and awesome brands across a range of categories, but in 2019 Xcel took Wetsuit of the Year with their insanely innovative Infiniti LTD.
Xcel released two revolutionary new technologies, Channel Flex and Radiant Rebound. Both went into the Infiniti LTD, and it turned out to be a winning combination…
Channel Flex is featured on the exterior of the suit. It’s a lightweight, hydrophobic, gridded material, which breaks up tension in the material by reducing fibre and water weight. This means the wearing has extreme flexibility and a completely free range of motion.
This metallic technology works similarly to a foil blanket. A metal lining under the textile blocks cold temperatures from penetrating the outer layer of the suit, and simultaneously reflects heat generated within the wetsuit back towards the body. The result? A constant state of warmth.
For a closer look at all the innovative details that make this suit so impressive, check out this video: