SKINFOX - wetsuits: quality clothing for water sports
If you have dedicated yourself to water sports, the right equipment should not be missing. Skinfox neoprene clothing is suitable for all water sports. Whether you are a standup paddler, a surfer, wakeboarder, kite surfer or kayak - with the right protective clothing you can tackle your sport even in cooler temperatures. An early start to the season is possible with a full-body wetsuit. Shorties are intended for summer and longer stays on the beach. They offer you comfortable warmth and do not hinder your movements. High-quality workmanship and flexible material properties characterize the Skinfox neoprene wear.
Neoprene clothing - material properties: how protection works!
Neoprene is also called chloroprene rubber. It is made by polymerizing chloroprene (2-chloro-1,3-butadiene). The polymer was first synthesized in 1930. Since 1938 it has been on the market under the name neoprene. Wetsuits have been around since 1950. Neoprene is a pressure-resistant foam. Foaming creates many small gas bubbles that are evenly distributed in the material. This gives the clothing its insulating properties. The thicker the material, the better the suits protect against the cold.
The properties of neoprene include elasticity, opacity and flexibility. Neoprene is often processed or coated with nylon or polyester, which improves the properties. In addition, neoprene is extremely robust and has a cushioning effect, so it also protects against minor injuries in the event of an impact or impact. Neoprene survives changes in weather and weather without becoming porous.
Wetsuits are available in different thicknesses and densities. While suits up to 2 mm thick are suitable for temperatures from 20 degrees Celsius, you need slightly thicker variants with better insulation properties for temperatures below 20 degrees. In general, the suits in the torso area should be a little stronger in the material or contain additional protective mechanisms to protect the sensitive areas of the body from cooling down.
Shortys - wetsuits that are designed for warmer areas anyway - are generally kept a bit thinner so that no heat build-up occurs at high temperatures. Shorties offer you more flexibility and freedom of movement. When surfing, swimming or diving in colder waters, you should not do without a full body suit with thicker fabric. But it's not just the strength of the material that counts, processing also plays a crucial role.
The wetsuit: criteria for purchase
A wetsuit should fit like a second skin. The material must fit snugly against the body to ensure the necessary insulating properties. If the collar or the sleeves are too wide, water penetrates and gets between the suit and the surface of the body. Despite the tight fit, the suit must not hinder your freedom of movement. You should be able to move your shoulders, arms and legs freely without causing tension on your clothing.
In addition to the right size, the fit is also important. When buying neoprene clothing, make sure that the reinforcements on your elbows, knees or torso are in the right places when you try on the suit for the first time. Use the manufacturer's size chart to find the right suit for you. Reviews from other buyers are also useful sources of information because they tell you what the suits look like.
To make it easier for you to put on and take off a neoprene suit, zips on the chest, back, legs or on the side are helpful. However, if you want to make sure that no water can really penetrate, you should use a suit without a zipper or choose a variant that has very well sealed closures.
Neoprensuit and water temperature
Which suit you need depends on what you want to use it for and where. If you are mainly on the North Sea, you should choose models that are designed for colder waters. They are thicker and denser in material, have long arms and legs and often also have a hood. Thanks to additional processing steps and special seam technologies, they are also wind-repellent.
If you stay in the water for a long time, you need neoprene protection even in warmer waters. Even at water temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius, the body cools down over time. Neoprene shorts, leggings, shorts, tops or vests offer you thermal protection plus flexibility.
Neoprene is not essential for waters over 20 degrees and tropical ambient temperatures. However, neoprene clothing also offers good sun and UV protection. For warm regions, short two-piece sets or thinner shorts in combination with a waterproof sunscreen are an option.
If you are still not sure how to find the right thickness for your neoprene clothing, pay attention to the millimeter details in the description. You will often find an indication for the trunk area and one for the extremities. The numbers are separated by a slash. Specifying 2.5 / 2.5 means that your suit has a material thickness of 2.5 mm on the torso and 2.5 mm on the legs and arms. At water temperatures below 9 degrees, strengths of 5/3 or even 6/4 are appropriate, at over 10 degrees you can cope with 4/3 or 3/2, in the area around 20 degrees are full suits or shorties with up to 2 mm sufficient.
Seams and processing
The seams on wetsuits also contribute to water resistance and wind protection. When buying your wetsuit, make sure that there are no seams in places that require great flexibility and that are most stressed during movement. In the other places, double processing of the seams offers the best protection. The neoprene parts can, for example, be glued and then reinforced by a simple seam or a double seam. Additional taping of the seams also increases water resistance.
Skinfox neoprene clothing - full suits, shorts and kids wear
The Skinfox suits made of neoprene impress with their high quality and excellent workmanship. They provide you with the freedom of movement you need for your sport and keep you optimally warm even in fresher ambient and water temperatures. Surf and swimsuits are available for men and children and can be selected in various colors. The innovative full flex neoprene offers extremely high elasticity in all four directions. Beach and board shoes, hats or vests made of neoprene complete the water sports equipment.
Wetsuits - full suits for optimal thermal protection
Leader full suit
The Leader Full Suit for men is intended as a surf suit for warmer waters, but can also be used for standup paddling, kite surfing or wakeboarding as well as for any other form of transportation on the water. It is made of 2.5 mm thick neoprene. Due to the double processing of the seams, it also reliably prevents wind. Protective knee reinforcements are located in the knee area and the collar and sleeves are equipped with the pleasantly soft glide skin material - for optimal comfort. The chest and back area contain the unique carbon design. The suit is available in black and blue and is available in sizes 46 to 58 (S-XXXL). This suit has zippers on the calves, making it easier to get in and out of the suit.
The Scout is a neoprene swimsuit for children up to 16 years. The neoprene thickness is the same on the trunk, arms and legs and is 2.5 mm. Additional insulation was incorporated in the back area to protect the sensitive kidney region from heat loss. The neoprene swimsuit convinces with the same high-quality workmanship as the suit for adults. The flat seams offer a comfortable fit. Like all Skinfox suits, the Scout also has optimal UV protection. The tough suit is in black and blue and available in the usual children's sizes.
The neoprene shorty: the perfect combination of thermal protection and freedom of movement
Leader and Leader II
The design of the neoprene shorty leader for men is based on the leader full suit. The typical carbon look can also be found here. In addition, the Leader Shorty offers you all the advantages and processing features of the full body suit. The short shape gives it a little more freedom of movement, but is therefore only suitable for the medium temperature range. For easy entry and exit, the Shorty has an underlaid zipper on the back, which is provided with a band for easy opening and closing. The Shorty Leader is available in black and blue. The sizes range from 44 to 58 (XS to XXXXL).
The Leader II has a slightly wider range of colors. Here you can choose between trendy white-orange, olive-orange, black-blue or black-green. Like the full suit, this suit is available in sizes 46 to 58 (S to 4XL). The Leader II is characterized by its close-fitting, optimal fit and the even more flexible Mesh Flex Neoprene for a sporty performance.
Scout and Scout II
The Shortys Scout and Scout II for children up to 16 years are made of the new full flex neoprene. They are among the best suits for water sports on the market. The material is elastic in all directions and offers excellent freedom of movement for all activities. The scouts are available in sizes up to 170 cm and in a wide variety of color combinations. The optimal size can be selected using the size chart.
The youngster is a suit for the little ones. Children from one year to six years benefit from this suit. It keeps them reliably warm on the beach and in the water. The suit is made entirely of 2.5 mm thick neoprene with an additional water-repellent inner lining. High-quality workmanship, UV protection and a perfect fit offer even the youngest an undisturbed water sports experience.
Skinfox neoprene wear: other equipment and accessories
In addition to the suits, the Bavarian company supplies additional equipment made from high-quality neoprene. These include gloves, booties, vests, shorts and hats. So you can put together your neoprene outfit yourself. You can find the right neoprene equipment for you and your family with all models at https://skinfox.com/de/. Due to the limited number of pieces per year, it is advisable to make an early request to ensure that you receive all items in the desired sizes. An excellent price-performance ratio is the hallmark of Skinfox neoprene clothing.