O'Neill Psycho 3 5/3mm 2012
The O'Neill Psycho 3 wetsuit is known for it's warmth, flexibility and superior fit, the O'Neill Psycho 3 continues to evolve with the all new Technobutter neoprene . Combined with the XDS-Air Firewall in the chest and back in the chest and back combined with double fluid seam weld keeping you warm yet flexible.
One of the warmest and most flexible wetsuits that money can buy is the answer. The O'Neill Psycho 3 is not only built with ultra gooey Technobutter neoprene and ultra minimal styling, but it also offers unrestricted mobility, enhanced durability and incredible fit.
The stitchless seams and 100% super stretch neoprene offers the performance and flexibility needed for any water sport and the air insulation and thermal lining means there is no compromise in terms of warmth and comfort.
Believe the hype! The O´Neill Psycho 3 is one of the best wetsuits money can buy.
Suitable for waters 0°C and above.
Measurably lighter, warmer and more flexible lightweight thermal jersey that wicks away moisture and increases warmth.
Measurably lighter, warmer and more flexible.The next generation in superstretch neoprene. The most gumballistic and insulative super-stretch neoprene available. 17% lighter and a huge 30% less water absorption with quick dry properties.
How does a wetsuit work?
A wetsuit creates a barrier against the elements utilizing the insulating properties of closed cell neoprene.
Neoprene is a closed cell foam made up of thousands of tiny air bubbles known as cells.
The air within the cells creates an insulating barrier which slows down the conduction of heat and cold and allows body heat to be retained.
The thickness of the neoprene utilized in a wetsuit will determine its warmth and flexibility.
A thick wetsuit provides a lot of insulation but can inhibit flexibility.
A thin wetsuit will be very flexible but can inhibit insulation.
The key is to get the right combination of warmth and flexibility so the wetsuit will not only keep you warm, but provide maximum flexibility as well.
What is a steamer wetsuit ?
A 'Steamer' is a wetsuit with sealed seams, usually achieved by blind stitching.
This stops the majority of cold water from re-entering the suit once your body has initially heated it up.
Winter wetsuits are steamers typically with a 5mm body and legs for warmth and 3mm arms for manoeuvrability.