Thursday, Xcel announced that they will be releasing their newest wetsuit: The Infiniti LTD. (And it will only be available at select brick-and-mortar surf shops on the West Coast, for a limited time only).
The Xcel Infiniti LTD features new lightweight, metallic technology “Radiant Rebound,” which is intended to reflect body heat retention and distribute it throughout the wetsuit. (Which of course, will keep your body in a constant warm and comfy state.)
“It doesn’t necessarily trap your heat like traditional liners do,” Xcel’s Director of Design Lance Varon tells ASN. “It gathers your heat and the rebounds it to the rest of your body.”
“It’s like what were to happen if you wrapped your body in aluminum foil,” Varon continues. “Your heat would be gathered and reflected back to your body without it being lost. Much like a NASA space suit – You need it to be light, comfortable and warm. Our efficiency-to-weight ratio is very valuable.”
That’s where their Channel Flex technology comes into play. By reducing fiber and water weight, the nanoprene is able to stretch in a complete range of motion.
The suit comes in 3/2 mm and 4/3 mm in both a chest zip and back zip. The warmth rating is as follows:
Chest Zip and Back Zip:
3/2 mm fullsuit: 55-64 degrees Fahrenheit
4/3 mm fullsuit: 49-58 degrees Fahrenheit
These wetsuits are only available at select brick-and-mortar shops, so you’ll have to get yourself into one of these stores to purchase.
Here’s the full list of shops where you can buy Infiniti LTD Wetsuit:
Anacapa Surf n’ Sport
1005 Harbor Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93035
6908 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Huntington: 101 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Newport Beach: 6908 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Dana Point: 34320 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
Corona Del Mar: 900 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Hermosa Beach: 1630 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Santa Monica: 2012 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mitch’s Surf Shop
Solana Beach: 363 Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Nor Cal Surf Shop
5440 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacifica, CA 94044
244 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
South Coast Surf Shop
Pacific Beach: 740 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109
San Diego: 5023 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
800 Great Hwy
San Francisco, CA 94121
Get out there while supplies last!
All Photos Courtesy of Xcel.
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