A superb hooded winter wetsuit from Alder. Offering not just excellent value for money but a wetsuit that does not sacrifice performance. The neoprene remains noticeably flexible on this full suit due to their X-Stretch being used throughout the entire suit. While all seams throughout are interior taped, helping keeping you extra warm, combined with their premium chest zip. Alder is a British heritage brand serving British surfers since the 1960's. Alder’s eco ethos in production also is highly impressive:
LIMESTONE NEOPRENE: Alder use limestone to replace petrochemicals in their neoprene, it has less environmental impact.
ECO CARBON BLACK: Carbon Black, one of the key ingredients of neoprene, can now be pyrolyzed from scrap rubber tyres. This significantly reduces energy consumption and cuts CO2 emissions by 200g per wetsuit.
DOPE-DYED YARN: Dope-dying infuses dye pigments into molten plastic solution to produce coloured yarns without the dyeing process. This saves huge amounts of water, reduces energy consumption and water pollution. Alder are working to include this method wherever possible.
AQUA ALFA GLUE: Most of Alder’s suits use this water based glue eliminating harmful volatile organic compounds.
SEAMS: GLUED & BLINDSTITCHED
SEAMS: FULLY TAPED SEAMS INSIDE
FABRIC: MAIN BODY - 5MM SURFLEX NEOPRENE
FABRIC: ARMS/SHOULDERS - 4MM SURFLEX NEOPRENE
PREMIUM CHEST ZIP
DOUBLE LINED THROUGHOUT
HIDDEN KEY LOOP
“O” RINGS ON WRISTS & ANKLES
AQUA ALPHA GLUE