Xcel is stoked to announce 2 Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Image Award nominations for the Drylock fullsuit series and Drylock boot.
Nominated for Wetsuit of the Year, the Drylock fullsuit series is trusted to deliver the most advanced levels of performance and features all new TD3, the ultimate neoprene.
TD3 is a warmer, lighter, and drier 3 part system: 1 core layer of V Foam - the most lightweight, premium foam available - and 2 layers of quick drying technology, inside and out.
Exclusive to the Drylock are Xcel's waterproof Drylock zipper and FusionWeld seams for a watertight, virtually stitch-free construction.
The Drylock boot, nominated for Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year, has also been upgraded with new innovations that continue to raise the bar for what a surf bootie can do.
A more lightweight, thinner sole design delivers an even better true-to-the-board feel while maintaining durable flexibility. The Velcro ankle straps have also been redesigned at an angle over the instep for improved comfort and fit.
Wetsuit of the Year and Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year are awarded to the product featuring the most exciting design, appeal, or innovation. Winners are chosen by a vote of SIMA members and specialty retailers, and will be announced at the SIMA Image Awards ceremony on February 13, 2014.