Move over, neoprene.
The threateningly dark, gray skies above the ocean have finally lived up to their ominous looks and unleashed the rain. But that's okay, while the crowds scamper for the safety of their cars, you bob up and down in the now-empty line-up as snug as a bug in a rug in your Matuse Men's Hoplite 3/2 Full Wetsuit. Built to handle waters ranging from 55-64F, this suit is exceptionally light, comfortable, flexible, and tough to handle some of your heaviest sessions in the surf.
Made from the incredibly innovative Geoprene (which is actually made from limestone, hence the name GEO), this suit's material is over 30% more water-impermeable than petroleum-based neoprene suits, far less water-absorbent for a lighter and quicker-drying performance, and offers 400% greater stretch than your own skin for an unbelievably flexible design that never gets stretch marks. Geoprene is naturally warmer than neoprene, so less of it needs to be used, resulting in not only a lighter design, but also a far smaller impact on the environment when manufactured. And don't worry about a single scratch destroying the suit's integrity, Geoprene rubber has a uniform microcell structure that, when scratched, allows new independent concave cells to be exposed for continued functionality and warmth.
- Geoprene construction
- Built for waters 55-64 degrees Fahrenheit
- Rear zip entry
- Item #MSJ0003
- Q & A
great warm(er) water suit
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is my warm water (for San Francisco)suit when my 4/3 is too much. Comfortable, very low restriction and still pretty warm for the thickness.