Neilpryde 3K Series Convertible 4x3 E3 Wetsuit 2012
Warmth – Stretch – Comfort
The 3K pares down our windsurfing performance wetsuits to the core: offering only what’s most important. The 3K is the perfect combination of highly flexible neoprenes ideal for windsurfing.
Apex-Mesh neoprene is a sheet of neoprene that is heat sealed on one side only. The neoprene on the sealed side is called ‘closed cell’ neoprene and has a waterproof rubbery texture that cuts down wind-chill, making it popular among windsurfers and kitesurfers. Typically in black and now also available in various colors.
Apex-Flex is our top-of-the-line open celled neoprene that is laminated with jersey on both sides. Super stretchy and lightweight with an abrasion resistant outer and a four-way stretch inner; Apex-Flex doesn’t cut down wind-chill as effectively as Apex-Mesh but is lighter and more durable.
Dura-Flex is a durable ‘double-lined’ neoprene, with a resilient, water-repellant nylon outer fabric, a stretch inner lining and a soft handfeel. Dura-Flex excels in durability and is the ideal for price-point, entry-level and kids wetsuits.
Lightweight, quick drying polypropylene insulation. The cellular structure traps an insulating layer of warm water next to the skin, keeping the core temperature up.
Bamboo Charcoal is known for its inherent antimicrobial and anti-odor properties. This natural fiber is woven into our lining to provide hygiene benefits
The E3 entry system is compromised of a pull-over bib that forms a water-tight neck seal and prevents water from entering through the back.
Glued And Blindstitched (GBL) Seams
An efficient, water-tight seam created through a triple gluing process in conjunction with a blind stitch that does not fully penetrate the rubber. The technique allows precise curved seams and facilitates a snug, anatomically correct fit.
High stretch forward and lateral extension panels allow natural, unrestricted movement.
V-cut neck panel designed for maximum comfort and flexibility.
SCS (smooth composite skin)
Super-soft 0.5 neoprene with a low friction, high contact coating. Provides the most comfortable and reliable neck and wrist seals.
A durable layer of latex reinforcement that resists harness wear.
Latex Embossed Knee Pads
Durable and flexible latex knee pads that shed water and prevent wind-chill.
Adjustable Ankle Closure
Adjustable Velcro closures for easy entry, improved comfort and fit.
Removable forearms. Can be used as a short sleeve steamer without the forearms.
Prevents bunching and pinching behind the knee.