Xcel Men's Infiniti Wetsuit Review 2018-2019
Born and still operating out of Hawaii, Xcel respects surfing and the ocean, a lot. That’s one reason they switched to Japanese neoprene last year. It’s made from limestone instead of oil. And for 2018-2019 Xcel upgraded the warmth, lightness, and stretch with new Nanoprene Lite neoprene, a much airier foam, more squish. True to the Xcel Infiniti, it is also very durable. The best, made to last, designed for surfing.
The Infiniti ain’t made for Hawaii, though. It’s a cold water suit, designed to maintain and create heat. A fuzzy Thermo Dry Celliant chest lining promotes blood flow by converting your body’s heat into refracting infrared. Research has given TDC an FDA medical device status, it’s that legit.
Xcel piles on the warmth with a Thermo Lite lining elsewhere in the wetsuit. Cushy and low-bulk, Thermo Lite works like a mix between sweats and long johns.
A toasty wetsuit isn’t just about trapping your body heat. It also needs to keep cold ocean water out. The Xcel Infiniti seals out leaks and flushes with a watertight chest zipper and high performance entry system. Three-times glued and blind-stitched seams, Fusion X tape, a Glide Skin collar, and Nexskin wrist and ankle cuffs continue the work.
Elastic, ridiculously warm, tough and resistant, spawned for catching and riding waves, and even eco-friendly. Xcel uses recycled fabrics, sources neoprene that takes key ingredients from old tires, and involves water-based glue and dope-dye yarn in the process of making a premium wetsuit. These things matter to the ocean.
The Xcel Infiniti proves itself epic each year. Never too late or too early to get into the infinite.
Available in a 4/3mm and a hooded 5/4mm.