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 the reef.

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 to 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 or gives 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.

UltraStretch Neoprene

Comfortable, lightweight neoprene with softer foam and a tighter weave textile for less water absorption, better durability, and maximum stretch.

Flatlock Seams

Durable, comfortable 7 thread seam construction lies flat and smooth against your skin.

Item Specifications

Size: S, M, XL, L