The 'Worlds Warmest Wetsuit' - made from 100% Yamamoto in 5/4/3mm neoprene. Built-in hood with a hidden back zip within the back panel for easy entry especially for those with wider shoulders. The most serious wetsuit we have ever made and has taken 5 years to design and develop using Smooth-Skin.

The W3

NWS-W3 17

The W3 is beautifully produced, and does not absorb or carry water, it's a shield, body armour for a surfer in frigid waters. It is lined in zirconium throughout body and hood (the best heat retaining, water resistant, thermal insulating material on the market, period) The organ shield (front body panel) is 6mm. The hidden back zip has a quick release pull cord for easy opening of the zip after surfing (when tired). The neck opening has a triple water barrier system secured by a mini front zip. By having a mini zip it also enables the suit to have a smaller neck opening so that it prevents any water flush. Japanese leg panelling as standard to help with flexibility both surfing and going from laying down to the sitting position. Made to enable surfing in water from 3 degrees (37F) to 9C (48F) – a substantial wetsuit.

Wetsuit Specs:

  • Advanced Yamamoto Japanese neoprene; with a tighter cell structure so that less neoprene keeps you just as warm
  • Triple water barrier system
  • Hidden Back zip for easy entry
  • Blind stitched seams throughout, as well as Japanese glue seals which act like welded seems but lighter and more comfortable.
  • Japanese Kanako knee panels, comfortable and durable.
  • Rubber taped seams on ankles, wrists and behind the knees.
  • The smooth skin protects from wind chill. Lined in 4000 and 6000 Yamamoto – the most flexible, stretchable lining available.
  • Classic Nineplus branding for a stylish look
  • Zirconium lined - this is a dermatological body warming material with very low water absorbency. Extremely light and durable the best thermal lining on the market.
  • Lumbar panel at base of spine for better fit.
  • Japanese seat panel, with nylon in the seat area for durability.
  • The memory of our neoprene will retain full stretch qualities over 2000 times which prevents stretch-out in your wetsuit.

W3 | 6/5/4mm

Best of all, it's Yamamoto

Yamamoto neoprene is not derived from petrochemicals in anyway, it is from limestone taken from the mountains within Japan in the same way concrete is made.

There is estimated to be enough reserves to last another 3000 years so it is not a limited supply resource.



Our neoprene is as environmentally friendly as possible. Not just in its makeup but mostly in the production technique which is the most damaging aspect of neoprene production.

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