What is the difference between the Xcel Drylock and the Drylock X?

We get asked this all of the time so we will try and describe it as clear as we can. While both suits are packed with features, the most noticeable difference is on the inside. Both are lined with Celliant Black although there are two types, the red is low pile jacquard and the black and white is a thicker, high pile hollow fibre which traps more air particles between your body and suit increasing insulation and warmth. As you will see from the pictures below, the Drylock X has more of the high pile Celliant Black lining which runs from the chest to the knees where the Drylock is mostly low pile except the high pile chest panel.

The Drylock has triple glued and blindstitched seams while the Drylock X has a stitch-free power seam, adding additional resistance from water leaks.

The Drylock has a semi-dry zipper which is the same as the other premium suits in the Xcel range while the Drylock X has a 100% water-resistant zipper that locks water out.

The Drylock has Channel Flex on the upper body only while the Drylock X has a full Channel Flex exterior.

Celliant Black Smartfiber Technology

The next generation of XCEL’s smart fibre materials combined with a heat-retaining element woven into the fibre. When the body reacts to the Celliant Black Smart fibre the blood flow is increasedand heat is produced by the body through the Infrared Process, heat is then retained within the fibres of the inner lining of the wetsuit… creating the warmest, performance surf wetsuit one could experience.

PHASE 1: SKINCOMES INTO CONTACT
WITH CELLIANT BLACK
THERMO DRY (TDC)
MATERIAL OPENING UP
THE BODY'S CAPILLARIES
AND INCREASING BLOOD FLOW
HEAT GENERATES FROM THE
BODY THROUGH THE INFRARED
PROCESS, WARMING THE AIR
AND WATER IN THE WETSUIT
THE HEAT PRODUCED BY THE
BODY IS RETAINED WITHIN THE
CELLIANT BLACK TDC MATERIAL
OF THE WETSUIT DUE TO THE
UPDATED COMBINATION
OF MINERALS
THE WETSUIT PROVIDES THE
BODY WITH INCREASED BLOOD
FLOW, AS WELL AS HEAT
PRODUCTION AND RETENTION,
ALLOWING FOR SUSTAINED
WARMTH AND MUSCLE REBOUND
PHASE 2: PHASE 3: RESULT: CELLIANT BLACK INFRARED HEAT
RETENTION
SKIN CAPILLARIES CELLIANT BLACK

Watertight construction with unparalleled warmth.

The Drylock is the warmest wetsuit that you will ever own. With 90% Celliant Black TDC high pile coverage and an additional hollow fibre weave from the chest to the knees, your body will not only produce more heat than your average wetsuit but will also retain that heat in the areas where it matters most. With triple glued seams, Fusion X tape, stitch-free power seams you have watertight construction. Coupled with the 100% waterproof zipper and Drylock wrist seals, this wetsuit is your answer to even the coldest sessions of the year. This year it has been updated to include a full Channel Flex outer, one-piece sleeve and new hood design.

Slide EASY ENTRY SYSTEM
BALANCED SHOULDER DESIGN
CHANNEL FLEX
WEIGHTLESS, UNRESTRICTED STRETCH
CELLIANT BLACK HIGH PILE
HOLLOW FIBER CHEST TO KNEE
HIGH PILE CELLIANT BLACK
JACQUARD SLEEVES AND LOWER LEG
HIGH PILE CELLIANT BLACK
JACQUARD SLEEVES AND LOWER LEG
GLIDE SKIN COLLAR
PREVENTS FLUSHING
100% WATERPROOF ZIPPER WITH
MAGNETIC CLOSURE
LOCKS WATER OUT
ENGINEERED FIT SYSTEM
FITS LIKE A SECOND SKIN
BACK KNEE FLEX GROOVES
PREVENTS BUNCHING
DRYLOCK WRIST SEALS
LOCKS WATER OUT
STITCH-FREE POWER SEAM
MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY
AND DURABILITY
TRIPLE GLUED SEAMS FUSIONX TAPE HEAT-PRESSURE
BONDED SEAM PROTECTION
NEXSKIN ANKLE SEALS
MINIMIZES FLUSHING

INTRODUCING WEIGHTLESS,
UNRESTRICTIVE MOVEMENT
CHANNEL FLEX, XCEL’S NEWEST MATERIAL
TECHNOLOGY, COMPLETELY REINVENTS
THE WETSUIT EXPERIENCE. THIS EXTERIOR
LIGHTWEIGHT, HYDROPHOBIC GRIDDED
MATERIAL BREAKS UP TENSION BY REDUCING
FIBER AND WATER WEIGHT, ALLOWING A SURFER
TO HAVE COMPLETE FREE-RANGE OF MOTION.

Unmatched Warmth and Performance

Triple glued and blindstitched seams provide a water-tight seam construction where foam edges are glued multiple times before being slammed together creating air/water-tight seal, then stitched a quarter way through the foam to give it the strength needed. FusionX taped seams that uses the next generation of precision tape technology, applied by a machined heat-pressure process which bonds tape directly to suit ensuring maximum seam durability while eliminating the need for excess glue that causes irritation. Eco-friendly water-based glue provides premium durability and bonds while being environmentally conscious. Nexskin ankle seals that minimize flushing.

Slide CELLIANT BLACK HIGH PILE
HOLLOW FIBER CHEST
HIGH PILE CELLIANT BLACK JACQUARD
SLEEVES AND LOWER BODY
100% ULTRA FLEX LOWER BODY
HIGH PERFORMANCE
NANOPRENE LITE JAPANESE LIMESTONE
LIGHTER, SOFTER, WARMER
GLIDE SKIN COLLAR
PREVENTS FLUSHING
EASY ENTRY SYSTEM
BALANCED SHOULDER DESIGN
ENGINEERED FIT SYSTEM
FITS LIKE A SECOND SKIN
DRYLOCK WRIST SEALS
LOCKS WATER OUT
BACK KNEE FLEX GROOVES
PREVENTS BUNCHING
TRIPLE GLUED AND
BLIND STITCHED SEAMS
FUSIONX TAPE
HEAT-PRESSURE BONDED
SEAM PROTECTION
NEXSKIN ANKLE SEALS
MINIMIZES FLUSHING
WATER BASED GLUE CHANNEL FLEX UPPER BODY
WEIGHTLESS,UNRESTRICTEDSTRETCH

Drylock Accessories

The advanced Drylock features continue through to cover the hands and feet with full high pile Celliant Black lining found in both the boots and gloves. Additionally, both feature an S Seal, Poly-Urethane seam protection and doughnut-tapered cuffs to prevent water flushing between the suit and boot or glove.

All Drylock gloves have a textured outer skin which blocks the cold wind chill and grip palms offer traction against your board.

The strap on the Drylock boot pulls the heel into the back of the three-dimensional moulded heel cup and the one-piece rubber sole offers durability and excellent board feel.

Slide QUICK-DRY FIBERS
STAYS DRIER
ENGINEERED DESIGN
CONTOURED FIT
GRIP PALMS
TRACTION ON BOARD
TAITEX OUTER SEAM
DURABILITY
DRYLOCK WRIST SEALS
LOCKS WATER OUT
ALL NEW
CELLIANT BLACK
STAYS WARMER

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