Xcel Men's Comp X Wetsuit Review 2017-2018
Surfing in the new Xcel Comp X wetsuit, now made of luscious 100% Japanese neoprene, makes you feel like a samurai. Absolute stretch and warmth allow you to focus zen-like on the wave, and paddle with lightning speed. And with two hooded suits in the Comp X quiver—a 4.5mm and a 5.5mm—you’re prepared for the coldest temps.
Following a SIMA Wetsuit of the Year Award for 2017, the updated Comp X looks poised to win again this year. Until now, Xcel used standard petroleum-based neoprene like most companies, which holds a lot of water compared to Japanese limestone neoprene, making it heavier and colder. But the switch to the most buttery neoprene on Earth means the Comp X performs amazingly better on all levels, even the environmental. By choosing limestone over oil, Xcel has reduced its carbon footprint and kept the planet a little less
In addition to the added stretch of Japanese rubber, the Comp X relies on an exclusive design. Silky nylon covers the exterior of the suit, replacing bulky soft skin neoprene, which allows for a single panel from shoulders to knees on the front and on the back. The suit becomes free-flowing enough for slaying with sword or surfboard.
Even just wearing this suit in the parking lot, people will respect you, and girls will give you looks.