MATUSE WETSUITS The 8 Black 3mm Fullsuit
The number 8 has a special significance in Chinese culture. Phonetically, it sounds very similar to the word which means "prosper." Hence, the number 8 is most commonly associated with wealth, prosperity, good luck, fortune, fame, gold doubloons and other shiny things. What will be your prosperous mark on the world?
Average Water Temperature Range
56°-64° Fahrenheit. 13°-18° Celcius. (This is an average. Adding a hood and booties will increase the range of water temps you can be comfortable in. Some people may find they can go colder or need thicker rubber for the same water temps depending on personal preferences.)
The 8 is an all 3mm wetsuit that is the perfect combination of warmth vs flexibility.
GEOPRENE STRATEGIC PANELING
Super-low modulus, max-flex Geoprene that balances the body's thermostatic line (i.e. you don't get hot & tired from fighting your suit or cold and bitter from that oil-based neoprene).
HydraSuede, cousin of HydraSilk, is a similarly durable and hydrophobic (i.e., it doesn’t like to absorb water) 4-way stretch nylon. The key difference between HydraSuede and HydraSilk is the “hand” or silky touch.
Human engineered seams enable paddling harmony yet provide a static neck to minimize torque that causes chaffing and flushing.
Kneepads that wrap around more allowing for better coverage and increased comfort and durability.
Inspired by Jet-ski suits, this panel is designed to withstand many-a-swell spent straddling. Better yet, the Saddle Seat's form-active design keeps your undercarriage happy because it won't ride-up.
Provides lateral movement and lowers resistance (& time spent getting in & out of your ichiban game).
100% GLUED AND BLIND STITCHED SEAMS WITH SATIN SEAL TAPING.
A powerful trio that provides durability, flexibility and cushy softness for your skin.
360 DEGREE NECKLINE
No more roughness around your collar. So say goodbye to irritating neck chafing.
EXTERNAL KEY POCKET
Located just above the outer left knee. Includes elastic loop cord, mini-pocket and zipper closure. This allows you to get into your car without having to remove the top half of your suit.