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The latest 3.3 zipfree hooded wetsuit from the Isurus Shield range. The 3.3 hooded zipless has become the go-to wetsuit for California Central Coast surfers who want the warmth of a 4 mm in a 3 mm wetsuit.
Designed at the request of Central California surfers who always wanted a 3 mm wetsuit with a hood to increase its versatility. With the hood, surfers have extended the range of this wetsuit. Going north of the Golden Gate and into all but the coldest months of East Coast winters. This is a lightweight cold water wetsuit designed for performance surfing in 50–59°F conditions.
This wetsuit features “Arms Up” design that gives the surfer virtually “zero restriction” shoulder movement. We added Yamamoto #40 in the upper torso, which is 25% stretchier than #39. Makes paddling even easier. You don’t tire as fast. So you can Surf Thinner and Longer.
This year with an improved entry for better water tight seal. Still easier to get into and out than conventional chest zip or back zip wetsuits.
Testimony from the World Surf League Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Warren Kramer M.D.
World Surf League Orthopedic Surgeon
Newport Beach, CA, September 6, 2019
I've been fortunate enough to have used a lot of wetsuits. Beginning with the O'neill beavertail through the stiff fullsuits of the late 20th century, up to the present time. Many suits have their gimmicks: quick dry, neck gators, tight wrist and ankle cuffs, but they're still the same ill-fitting, moderately flexible suit.
Then a quantum leap occurred.
Isurus created a surgical glove
It's also exceptionally warm, with the flexibility in the shoulder and hips where it's needed.
As the Orthopedic Surgeon for the ASP/WSL for the last 25 years, I've seen a multitude of injuries from tight, poor fitting suits. The cut and stitch pattern is superb to allow exceptional flexibility through the shoulders. This decreases the risk of impingement syndrome and rotator cuff damage. The zipper less entry and exit is also very flexible around the shoulder which also decreases the risk of rotator cuff or labral damage.
I have also experienced myself the low back stiffness that occurs with a poorly fit wetsuit that allows low back chill. Even though the Shield is only a 2/2, the stitch and paneling is done to maximize fit with optimal warmth to the low back area.
Spend a little bit more on this fabulous suit rather than in my office with your shoulder pain. Buying quality never goes out of style. I rarely give testimonials, but I believe in Isurus wetsuits.
I don’t do surgery in garden gloves.
You shouldn’t surf in a suboptimal wetsuit
At Isurus, our passion is to build world-class wetsuits that stand up to the harshest conditions the ocean might offer.
Living and surfing in and along the California coast, a frequent topic of conversation was just how much wetsuit innovation had stagnated and quality had deteriorated. It is about designing a wetsuit that improves surfer performance. Click for more about Isurus.
#40 Yamamoto Neoprene
Stretchier Neoprene Arms, Shoulders, Neck
#39 Yamamoto Japanese
Neoprene | Lower body with Compression Liner
46–56°F | 8–13°C
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