Last year I was gushing about Xcel’s hooded 4/3mm, the solution for wintry stoke for surfers based between the 10-13 deg C isotherms.
That is, in Europe, folk who regularly seek their stoke in SW England, W coast of Ireland and alongside Biscay. If you live on Svalbard, a hooded 4/3mm is unlikely to cut it in winter, and you probably don’t need me to tell you that.
Boasting the suppleness of a high end 4/3, with the warmth of a built-in hood, it felt like the next level in winter suit performance. The warmth without the bulkiness, the flex without the chill after a ten minutes lineup inactivity.
Well guess what? It just got better.
The hooded Infiniti Comp TDC is back slightly beefed up at half a mil thicker, which seems like an inspired move given that, in SW France anyway, it’s already been a harder winter than 15/16… and it’s only mid January.
With morning temps regularly well below freezing this January, coinciding with brisk offshores and some clean thumping groundswell, those extra 500μm feel mighty, mighty welcome.
“Rocking up on an ultra frigid but firing day and realising you’ve forgotten your twat cap… is like one of those dreams where you’re doing a naked poo on the High Street”
Material: Thermo Dry Celliant (lining) / V -Foam