Wetsuit Review: Body Glove 5/4/3 Red Cell Hooded Fullsuit
STAY WARMER, SURF LONGER
The Body Glove 5/4/3 Red Cell Hooded Fullsuit is Body Glove’s most advanced wetsuit to date the Red Cell lining employs a series of elevated hexagons along the interior. The Channels surrounding the hexagons facilitate enhanced breathability and help the suit dry faster by providing a channel for water to drain. By weaving infrared thread with their polyester resin material the suit itself has the ability to redirect heat back into your body.
UGHHH but I hate wearing a bulky winter wetsuit!
Well Body Glove has you covered, The Red Cell material is comfortable and flexible and feels soft against the skin. We were expecting a stiffer, more abrasive material against our skin due to it being a polyester resin-based lining, but it was extremely soft and pliable. When wet the material kept it’s same comfort level and we experienced no chaffing or abrasive areas. Regarding flexibility, it moves and stretches really well for a 5/4/3. This is thanks to the exterior of the suit being made of what Body Glove calls Evo Dry, which is made by taking hollow cord yarn and weaving it into the jersey of the wetsuit. Claims are that the material absorbs 30% less water. All this features makes this suit feel lighter and stay dryer for longer.
Lets be real, will water get in?
The Red Cell by Body Glove offers two different types of seams. The inside of the suit offers EvoFlex Tape, this taping is made of a highly elasticized liquid polymer to cover seams on the interior of the suit. A great note about the EvoFlex Tape is that the interior tape is not too rubbery and feels comfortable against the skin. The exterior taping on this suit uses a thin, flexible liquid tape called Microbead instead of a thick band of liquid seal. Making the material here feel durable and flexible and allows it to stretch more than some of the other outer seam material that are currently out on the market.
THE BREAK DOWN
-Red Cell infrared insulation fabric on all internal panels
-New Evo-dry exterior material
-Evo-dry material absords 30% less water
-Minimal seam design
-New improve entry system
-Left shoulder bib cinch and cordlock
-Blunt cut, glide skin wrists and ankles
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