XCEL Mens Axis Smoothskin 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Top
The Xcel Axis Wetsuit top is great for surfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding in the warmer
temperatures. Because of the ultra stretch 2mm neoprene panels they use
through the body and down the arms its very flexible, enhancing your
surfing performance. The 1mm neoprene at the bottom of the sleeves fit
comfortably and reduce any pressure which you can get with other wetsuit
tops around your forearms. The Axis wetsuit top is constructed by very
durable flatlock stitching which are designed to sit flat against your
skin to prevent irritation and rubbing when your in motion. A nice
little feature is the elastic loop around the waist to tie your
boardshorts to. This keeps the top in place and stop it riding up or you
could say it may prevent you from doing the walk of shame because you
have lost your boardies!!
We normally use this top
for teaching our SUP lessons as it just helps stop the wind chill and
also keeps the harmful UV rays off. Because the top is super stretch
quite often you dont even notice you have it on. The Axis top is one of
our best sellers to the wakeboarders who just want a little protection
but maximum flex they wouldnt get in there fullsuit. We highly recommend
the Axis 2/1mm wetsuit top to anyone who just a little bit of neoprene
to keep your upper body warm but to perform as if you have nothing on!
Picking The Right Wetsuit For You
Thickness, style and size are the 3 key points we tell all our customers who are in need of wetsuit, add in a budget and
you have a winning combination to find the perfect wetsuit best suited to you!
Offaxis recommend choosing the right thickness for you depends on
your geographical location and when you will be using the
wetsuit the most. This wetsuit top is a 2/1mm, which means 2mm
panels of neoprene on the chest down the shoulders and 1mm of neoprene
down the forearm and wrists. The benefit of this is that you get the
flex throughout but maintain the warmth in the
core of you body when it comes to doing your watersports. Here in
the UK we recommend a 2mm wetsuit top is ideal for the summer, as the
water temperature is at its peak especially if the sun is shining and
you dont need your shorty or fullsuit. We find the 2mm wetsuit tops are
essential when surfing abroad, just incase the forecast isnt as great as
you hoped and it also offers a little protection incase you bounce over
When it comes to choosing the right size it is very important to
get the fit correct. If your wetsuit top doesn't fit right
t will not do the right job! Offaxis recommend your top ideally
should fit like your second skin and feel comfortable
to wear. If your suit is too large air and water will fill in the
gaps and cool your body down very quickly. If the top is too tight then
it will be uncomfortable to wear and you will put stress on the seams
which will stretch and damage
the wetsuit. We recommend if you own a wetsuit then get your wetsuit
top the closest size to your suit. If unsure take a peek at the Size Chart
see which top ticks the box for you. If you need some more friendly advice on what we recommend, the difference between
wetsuits or any other questions just drop us a message
us a call 01758 713407
xcel product information
The easiest of our wetsuit tops to get in and out of, with a full front zipper for extra easy access. 2mm neoprene with
outer SmoothSkin in the front body, back body, and upper sleeves for excellent wind resistance; 1mm neoprene lower sleeves.
Comfortable flatlock seam construction.
Outer material with a smooth, uncoated finish that does not absorb water. Provides excellent wind resistance when
used in the body, and forms an excellent seal when used as a seal or hem.
Comfortable, lightweight neoprene
with softer foam and a tighter weave textile for less water absorption,
better durability, and maximum stretch.
Durable, comfortable 7 thread seam construction lies flat and smooth against your skin.