At A Glance
When the water temperature has a bit of a bite, but it is not quite cold enough for that winter wetsuit, the Jayde Fullsuit 3/2mm from Mystic will be your perfect choice.
This front zip wetsuit is Mystic's highest-performing wetsuit for women, featuring updated streamlined graphics. My test model came in the navy colour with a lilac tie-dye print on the arm. I do love a bit of colour in my wetsuit, so for me, this design is perfect, but for those girls who are not keen on this colour combo, Mystic produces this wetsuit in plain black, too.
The Jayde is crafted from top-grade neoprene, specifically MX4 Yamamoto. This material has a smaller environmental footprint compared to conventional wetsuits yet provides amazing insulation and flexibility.
Flaremesh+ material is used in the chest and back for that extra warmth, and the geometrical pattern allows the water to channel through the fabric for faster drying. The faster drying of the suit is even further improved by the use of Fox Fleece in the lower part of the wetsuit. This material holds less water without compromising on warmth, and this really does help with the drying time.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
On The Water
The first thing to note here is how easy it is to put this suit on. It has the curves where the curves need to be, and the head flap is so easy to slide over, it really is a joy. Once on and in the water, the wetsuit really felt like a second skin. It kept me warm without restricting my movement, and the silicone aqua barrier around the neckline didn't allow water in, so there's no nasty cold water rushing into the suit if you get a wave crashing on top of you.
Non-slip cuffs and aqua flush should really be a must on every suit, and the Jayde has it all. If you want that little bit of extra protection from water entering through your ankles, the suit comes with Velcro ankle closure straps too; however, I didn't feel I needed them, to be honest. The watertight qualities of the suit were impressive without!
This suit is a joy to wear. It is super flexible and pretty warm for a 3/2mm. Given that the main neoprene material is Yamamoto neoprene, it is not made from petrochemicals but limestone-based chloroprene rubber, which will improve the longevity of your suit. I really enjoyed the fun tie-dye design and the wind mesh on the back of the suit. This feature not only gives you better protection from the wind chill, but it also helped with my harness staying put. The Mystic Jayde is a must-try!
This review was in Issue 101 of IKSURFMAG.For more information visit Mystic