Vissla Seven Seas 3/2mm Chest Zip Wetsuit
- Colour: Midnight
In the brand’s own words, it’s got “everything you need in a wetsuit, nothing you don’t.” That’s an ideal that’s hard to argue with, and the execution is faultless. The limestone-based neoprene feels amazing to the touch, the high degree of flex making it easy to pull on and off and allowing for pretty much unrestricted movement. Crucially, however, its flexibility doesn’t jeopardise its primary function: warmth.
Add the aptly named “Thermal Brain Fuzz” – a hollow-fibre lining that retains heat and wicks away water – and the sturdy seam construction, and you’ve got a suit that will keep you sufficiently insulated even in water temperatures in the low teens.
Other features to bear in mind: the low-bulk chest-zip entry, with its contoured watertight design; liquid-tape cuff seals to stop water getting in round the wrists and ankles, and preventing the suit from riding up; and Glideskin round the neck for a secure yet frictionless seal. Then there’s the perfectly snug fit, the result of careful anatomical analysis and engineered body lines – that means not only greater warmth but increased comfort and freer movement.
All this comes at a price point that won’t make you wince. And did we mention it looks absolutely ravishing?
Lastly we have to mention sustainability, always high up on Vissla’s list of priorities. This suit uses Dope Dyed fabric in the stretch jersey that lines the neoprene – it comes from Bluesign-approved mills, and uses less energy and water to make. The Carbon Black (a key neoprene ingredient) is derived from scrap rubber tyres, giving new life to abandoned materials and cutting CO2 emissions to the tune of 200g.
|Neoprene Thickness||3 mm|
|Wetsuit Closure||Chest Zip|
- Colour: Midnight
|Size (Unisex)||Waist (Inch)||Chest (Inch)||Height (Feet)||Weight (kg)||Chest (cm)||Waist (cm)||Height (cm)||Weight (lbs)|
|Small||5ft6 - 5ft8||95 cm||76 cm||168 - 173 cm|
|Medium Short||30.5-32.5 inch||39.3 inch||5ft7 - 5ft9||70 - 77 kg||100 cm||80 cm||170 - 175 cm|
|Medium||30.5-32.5 inch||39.3 inch||5ft8 - 5ft10||70 - 77 kg||100 cm||80 cm||173 - 178 cm|
|Medium Tall||30.5-32.5 inch||39.3 inch||5ft11 - 6ft1||100 cm||80 cm||180 - 185 cm|
|Large||32.5-34.5 inch||5ft10 - 6ft||77 - 86 kg||105 cm||85 cm||178 - 183 cm||170 - 190 lbs|
|X Large||34.5-36.5 inch||110 cm||88 - 93 cm|