Zhik - Men's Superwarm X Yulex Sailing Skiff Suit

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The updated X Range showcases the most innovative sailing wetsuits available on the market, offering ultimate performance sustainably. The wetsuit is enhanced with advanced technologies, including graphene-infused fleece, which increases its thermal warmth and the temperature range it can be used in. Yulex® foam replaces traditional and environmentally harmful neoprene without compromising performance. Featuring market-leading materials for additional elongation and abrasion resistance, the wetsuits provide superior manoeuvrability and durability, while their updated 3D body mapping provides greater comfort.

Performance and sustainability are two strong core principles at Zhik and are what we have become known for in the sailing industry. Our commitment to protecting the environment stems from our core business value: Made for Water. Care for the environment is woven into the very fabric of our business, so it is our responsibility to respect and protect it wherever possible. 
We support and are committed to sustainable initiatives that push the water sports industry to reduce its impact on the environment. This is why we have pushed to become the first brand in the sailing industry to utilise YULEX® Natural Rubber in our X wetsuit range. 

YULEX foam is plant-based and produced with certified natural rubber. It is designed to replace chloroprene rubber or Neoprene, which has been used to create the majority of the planet's wetsuits for decades. 
With this natural alternative, you don't have to choose between performance or the planet. Yulex natural rubber products provide optimal performance on land or in the water, are sourced from deforestation-free rubber plantations, and are proven equal or better when compared to neoprene and geoprene in all applications. 

  • Natural Yulex® foam construction
  • Heat retaining Graphene-infused fleece lining for optimal insulation
  • Eco aqua glue reduces harmful chemicals
  • GBS (Glued and Blind Stitched) seam construction
  • Fully seam taped for durability and waterproofing
  • Super stretch opening for easy donning and removal
  • Signature Loo rip (men’s only)  
  • Slimline thigh pocket
  • High-rise seat and extended shin ZhikTexTM II reinforcement for durability and protection
  • Drainage holes at the ankle to expel trapped water
  • Adjustable leg length with ready-to-cut bar tacks for a customised fit
  • Durable blind rolled hems and sleeves for advanced comfort

To make YULEX foam, latex, the natural rubber is sourced from responsibly, sustainably, managed Hevea rubber trees. The latex lt is then rinsed, milled down and dried, and processed into bales of YULEX dry solid. It is this solid rubber that is then used in the manufacturing of YULEX foam to produce YULEX wetsuits. The base polymer is 85% natural rubber and 15% EPDM for weatherability.

The raw material, or natural rubber, comes from sources that are certified by both the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”) and the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”)—meaning the trees aren’t grown on newly clear-cut rainforest land, like many of the world’s natural rubber supply. Yulex® pioneered the introduction of FSC-certified natural rubber into the supply chain for consumer brands, and now are introducing PEFC-certified supply chains. Still today, certified natural rubber is only about 3% worldwide.