While I have had a love and hate relationship with neoprene, the Vaikobi “VCOLD FLEX” pant has definitely changed my perspective. In Atlantic Canada the shoulder seasons (May/Jun – Oct/Nov) can be tricky when it comes to adequate clothing when SuP training. Too much clothing can leave dehydrated and not enough will most certainly cut short your session. In my quest to find the perfect combination, I noticed that many paddling friends in central Canada were raving about Vaikobi; and right they were. I ordered the VCOLD FLEX pants and I have to say that they are a game changer. Their ability to strategically regulate body temp in large muscle groups is by far the best I have experienced…and the plush inner micro-fleece is comfy AF. The reverse stitching, high back and lower front were well thought to give you uncompromised performance. One minor issue though. I found the size chart to depict the right measurements; however, the garment appears to be one size smaller, even though it is understood that it’s supposed to be form fitting.
So comfortable in all the right spots
They are a little tight to get on. Super comfortable when using.
I am on my 5th pair of these pants. They are by far the most comfortable paddle pants I have ever owned. This company's customer service is exceptional.
Buying experience has been great. Sizes guide on website was really helpful. Both top and pants were a perfect fit. FlexForce top provides comfort in colder conditions, while you hardly feel you're wearing it. Also, I find it convenient to have separate top and pant instead one piece wet suit. All around enjoying the product.
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If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.
WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.