FlexForce Neoprene Wetsuits - Tops, Pants + Long Johns


Vaikobi’s range of NEXT GEN FlexForce wetsuits includes men's and women's wetsuit tops and long johns designed to be super warm, strong and durable. The range has been developed in Australia alongside professional athletes, to provide extra protection into colder conditions for surface watersports (paddle, sail, and wind sports).

About Vaikobi’s NEXT GEN neoprene wetsuits:


Warm enough for cool days, and cool enough for warm days; our game-changing 2.0mm FlexForce neoprene is extremely versatile and feels like it’s not even there. Super-stretchy and thin engineered neoprene, airprene and titanium panels work together to power you through a wide range of temperatures and conditions. Get ready to experience the versatility of the FlexForce 2.0mm wetsuit range.

Feel good on the water no matter how cold it gets. The V-Thermal Fleece dual-knit fabric utilises poly-prop fibres to draw water away from the body, so you stay warmer and drier, while bonded and taped seams block water entry, which allows technical fabrics and thermal layers to maintain a comfortable core temperature for the wearer. Get ready to experience the warmth and durability of the FlexForce 3/4mm wetsuit range.

Which sports are most suited to the FlexForce range?

The FlexForce 1.5mm wetsuit range is designed alongside Vaikobi athletes for: sailing, windsports, windsurfing, paddling, kayaking, surf ski, canoe, most watersports in cool to warm conditions, training or racing in less than 16°c or 60°F apparent air temperature.

What temperature can I wear FlexForce in?

The range is designed for training or racing in less than 16°c or 60°F apparent air temperature.

Check out the Vaikobi Paddling Gear Guide here.


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