Prolimit Vapor Thermal Rebound Freex FTM Ltd 5/3mm 2023 Kitesurfing Review

Prolimit Vapor Thermal Rebound Freex FTM Ltd 5/3mm 2023

Reviews / Mens Wetsuits

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The Prolimit Vapor free zip wetsuit for men is regarded as the best technical wetsuit on the market. They have incorporated thermal rebound technology into this suit, which includes an additional layer between the neoprene and zodiac that reflects body heat and effectively blocks wind chill. The neoprene of the suit is also 5/3 mm thick, making it one of the warmest wetsuits available. The Vapor boasts a liquid rubber seal on the seams, effectively preventing water from entering and protecting the seams while maintaining flexibility.

The Nature Prene range is focused on environmentally-friendly products, promoting cleaner air and water. Prolimit's PF1 series wetsuits are made from plant-based rubber that is FSC certified. The neoprene is laminated with recycled polyester and lined with recycled PET bottles. Water-based glue is used for lamination. These wetsuits offer 20% more stretch and are lighter than previous models, providing excellent freedom of movement even in extreme conditions.

The V4X fabric is a new generation of neoprene used in Prolimit's high-end VAPOR wetsuits. It has unique stretch characteristics combined with Airflex2 lining and Zodiac2 lining, providing unbeatable stretch, durability, warmth, and a distinctive appearance.

Prolimit features three types of Airflex neoprene: Airflex 300+, Airflex 500+, and Airflex 550+. These neoprenes are made from limestone and the stretch can be adjusted by modifying the formula for the foaming agents. The final flexibility of the panels is determined by the lamination process with different backings.

The Down AirFlex fabric is a water-repellent and dry-wicking material that offers the feel of down and maximizes the stretch of the airflex neoprene. It is featured on the Predator and Flare wetsuits and, when combined with the Velvet AirFlex2 lining, creates a unique material.

The Neolight heather 550+ fabric adds a luxurious look to the Mercury and OxyGen wetsuits. It offers increased softness, stretch, and a smooth feel to the outer lining. The two-tone color scheme also indicates the areas where the unique TR lining, which incorporates NASA technology, is used. This fabric is combined with the velvet feel Airflex2 inner lining and Thermal Rebound triple layering.

Prolimit uses limestone neoprene, which is more effective, comfortable, longer-lasting, and eco-friendly than petroleum-based neoprene. This choice of material allows their wetsuits to be easily taken off, reduce drag, and increase buoyancy for improved performance in water sports. Additionally, their neoprene sheets are Reach Compliant, meaning they do not contain extender oils that harm the environment. This neoprene is also free from solvents and complies with strict restrictions on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

The FTM Taped seams of Prolimit wetsuits employ their Fluid Taping Method for construction. Triple glued seams are sealed on the outside with a wider black carbon neoprene seal. The inside of the seams is protected using glued and blind-stitched technology. FTM Taped seams are durable, watertight, and maintain their high stretch.

Prolimit also uses glued and blindstitched seams, in which triple glued panels are stitched together using a special method that partially punctures the neoprene, ensuring the watertightness of the seams. Each thread is protected by a tape at the end, and the resulting finish makes the seams highly durable. The precise seam and material placement provide a tailored fit without over-stretching the neoprene, preventing thinning and loss of thermal insulation.

Thermal Rebound is a 4-layer construction lining technology that originated from NASA's development of thermal blankets for their manned space missions. This insulation technology is now incorporated into Prolimit's neoprene wetsuits, providing protection against cold conditions.

The Zodiac2 lining consists of Zodic Jacquard velvet fleece on the inside, layered with a quick-dry thermal fleece for enhanced warmth and comfort. It absorbs moisture from the skin, releases it quickly, and improves overall comfort.

The Velvet AirFlex 550+ and 500+ lining is softer, more stretchy, comfortable, and quick-drying. This advancement in wetsuit technology is easily recognizable due to its smooth and velvety texture.

In summary, Prolimit offers a range of high-quality wetsuits with innovative features. Their Vapor wetsuit is known for its thermal rebound technology and 5/3 mm thickness, providing exceptional warmth and wind chill protection. Prolimit prioritizes sustainability through their Nature Prene range, utilizing plant-based rubber, recycled materials, and water-based glue. Their V4X fabric, Airflex neoprene, and Down AirFlex fabric offer superior stretch, durability, and comfort. With their commitment to environmental friendliness, quality construction techniques like FTM Taped seams and glued and blindstitched seams, as well as cutting-edge lining technologies like Thermal Rebound and Zodiac2, Prolimit wetsuits are designed to enhance performance and provide optimal comfort for water sports enthusiasts.

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