At A Glance
The C4 Powerseam from Prolimit is a high-end suit with the progressive rider in mind. It has a distinctive bright colour way that will stand out on the beach and makes the suit very striking indeed. The C4 isn’t just about looks though, it is packed with some of Prolimit’s most progressive wetsuit technology too. The Powerseam is a thin waterproof and extremely stretchy liquid seam, which is found on both the outside and inside of the suit. On the inside the seam is wider and flatter making it more comfortable on your skin. It serves to seal the suit completely stopping any water whatsoever from getting in through the seams. The suit is made of limestone TriCore neoprene which has tiny air bubbles trapped within the neoprene layer which have excellent insulating properties. In addition to that the suit features Ice2 lining on the chest and back panels, which help keep you even warmer. Drain holes in the legs, good seals on the neck wrists and ankles and a great back zip closure system with a waterblock finish off the suit.
On the Water
The C4 feels very plush as you pull it on for the first time, the quality in the neoprene is very apparent and the suit is exceedingly comfortable to wear. Mobility is fantastic and we actually forgot we were wearing a 6/5mm suit while we were testing it. It feels like a much thinner suit in terms of suppleness. The high quality neoprene doing its job to not restrict your movements. While the entire suit is double lined, with no single lined panels to combat wind chill at all it does have a water repellent coating. We have always been a little dubious of these in the past, and inevitably with time they do wear off, but for the most part the suit did a great job of shedding water and it actually took quite a while to even start getting wet. The C4 offers plenty of warmth too, although on the really cold days we did feel it in the core areas of the suit, where you would normally find a single lined panel. It was snowing outside, however, and a vest underneath would enable this suit to handle even the coldest of sessions.
A great looking suit, we loved the comfort of the neoprene, brightly coloured styling and the Powerseam does a great job of sealing the water out, keeping you nice and warm inside.
This review was in Issue 37 of IKSURFMAG.
By Rou ChaterRou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!