2018 NP Recon Front-Zip Full 6/5/4 Hooded Wetsuit
The 2018 Recon is wetsuit designed for true all-around usage. Not content to be assigned to only one specialty, this suit will offer full body and head protection from the worst elements nature can put forth. Comfortable and rated for freezing temperatures (0-9°C/32-48°F), this suit is a great buy for any professional boarder or diver.
What NP has to say about the 2018 Recon FZ Hooded Wetsuit
Significant advances in neoprene technology and material intelligence have allowed us to introduce an array of innovation in virtually every aspect of the recon design. The Recon wetsuit is the result of an extensive collaboration between our athletes, testers, and designers. Paying close attention to details, the Recon focuses on movement, protection and warmth as the ultimate waterman's Swiss Army Knife that can be used for kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding. Yamamoto Limestone Neoprene, Bioceramic Lining, Infrared Zipper, Stitchless Seams, Aqua Vents and the Dri-Flex waffle jersey are just some of the tricks in the Recon Arsenal.
- Aqua Vents
- SCS neck seal
- Infrared front zipper
- Griplock wrist and ankles
- Inner melcro tape
- P-Skin+ tape
- Armortex 4 way stretch kneepads
- Elastic key pocket with loop
- Detachable ankle cinchers
Yamamoto Limestone Neoprene
Premium Japanese limestone-based neoprene that is 95% water impermeable compared to 70% for standard neoprene. This allows it to absorb less water, dr faster and provides more wind-chill protection. Yamamoto neoprene's unique cell structure has a 23% higher closed cell ratio for added buoyancy and flexibility. The cells are evenly spaced and filled with nitrogen gas that increases heat retention. Limestone is extracted through a much cleaner and environmentally-friendly process than petroleum which is why we chose to feature it in all our new wetsuits.
Bioceramic Thermal Liner
Ceramic materials have a long history of use, primarily in heat reflection and thermoregulation. Ceramic materials are widely used in medical and aerospace fields- ceramic coating is applied to the exterior of space shuttles to reflect solar radiation and astronauts wear tracksuits lined with bioceramic fabric. Bioceramic is a formula that consist of a mixture of non-toxic mineral oxides such as platinum, titanium and aluminium, and over 20 types of ceramic, which is then infused onto polypropylene fibers. On warm days, Bioceramic helps lower the internal surface temperature of the fabric to keep the rider cool and comfortable. Additonal benefits of bioceramics are its antibacterial and permanent anti-odor characteristics. Our new Bioceramic Thermal Liner combines those extraordinary properties into a brushed polypropylene finished for the ultimate combination of warmth, lightweight, stretch and fast drying.
Our advanced Dri-Flex knitted outer jersey is super-light and dries in a fraction of time compared to standard neoprene. The waffle patterned finished also creates much more flex and sheds water faster. This dynamic jersey is fused with a polyester and spandex blend and combined with Yamamoto Neoprene making it over 95% water impermeable. Dri-Flex material is the lightest, warmest and stretchiest neoprene we have produced.
Anatomical Panel Shapes and Seams
Move as nature intended with our anatomically designed seams and panel layouts. Curved seams, pre-shaped areas and contoured panel layouts combined with our extensive experience in wetsuit tailoring result in form-fitting suits that allow for maximum freedom of movement without restrictions.
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