Whilst stand up paddle boarding is a relatively simple activity to get to grips with choosing the right paddling attire is a different story. The UK’s changeable climate, with no guarantee of specific weather (at any time of year – just take 2021’s summer season as an example!) it’s hard to know what you should be wearing for some SUP action.
Also, at time of writing, summer may still be in full swing but rest assured a few weeks from now will see altogether different weather as we head into autumn and eventually winter. You may get away with the minimum of SUP waterwear at the moment but in no time you’ll be needing to layer up and add garments to fend off the chill.
NCW came up with the 3mm neoprene super stretch front zip SUP wetsuit jacket initially as some customers were finding it tricky to get into back and mini chest zip wetsuits. Our full front zip wetsuit jacket addressed this problem by having a the aforementioned entry system. And whilst it will keep you warm as a stand alone jacket it’s much better to layer up with something additionally protective underneath. That way you’ll be super toasty yet able to vent your attire should overheating whilst paddling become a problem.
3mm Neoprene Super Stretch front zip SUP wetsuit jacket
NCW’s 3mm super stretch, front zip neoprene wetsuit jacket’s ideal for fair weather paddling without having to don a full wetsuit. If you take a dunking it’ll keep you toasty and warm. With breeze in effect, the jacket fends off windchill making sessions far comfortable.
It’s an ideal product for colder sessions, as shown in the photos. It’s also great to keep in your dry-bag if the weather’s changeable. This jacket will keep you snug but has excellent stretch and flex properties for furious sprint paddling over flat water. Note the lower back panel to keep your kidneys warm and also the toggle tightening drawstring for a snug waist fit to reduce cold water flush.
They’re equally useful for surface sports, like wake boarding, water-skiing and jet skiing (in warmer months). Surfers and bodyboarders who struggle getting into backzip wetsuits use them in place of standard rubber. And we also have a mobile impaired customer who uses one for swimming (e.g. great if you have a rotator cuff injury and struggle with non-zip neoprene wear).
Five sizes as available. Your chest measurement is the best indication of what size you’d need :
Small up to 37 inch chest
Medium 38/39 inch chest
Large 39/40 inch chest
XL 40/41 inch chest
XXL 42/44 inch chest
If you’d like additional size advice on this product please drop us a line here and let us know what sport you’re using it for (folks like different fits for different uses) along with your chest size, waist measurement and your weight too.
It doesn’t just stop at SUP either. As with many of NCW’s products, there’s more than one application for these items. Pick a watersports scenario and chances are you’ll find a use for the NCW 3mm neoprene super stretch front zip SUP wetsuit jacket that’s nothing to do with stand up paddle boarding!
If you have any questions about the 3mm neoprene super stretch front zip SUP wetsuit jacket or any other NCW gear then give us a shout.