Xcel is excited to announce its 2 Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Image Award nominations for the Drylock fullsuit featuring TDC Thermo Dry Celliant, and the Drylock boot, also featuring TDC.
Nominated for Wetsuit of the Year, Xcel’s top-of-the-line Drylock fullsuit series has been upgraded with all new TDC Thermo Dry Celliant, an Xcel exclusive and the warmest wetsuit lining ever in the brand’s 30+ years of premium product innovation.
TDC is the first and only material with clinically proven Smart Fiber Technology that actively converts body heat info infrared energy, the source of TDC’s key benefits which include maximum warmth, greater endurance, and faster recovery.
TDC, a naturally hydrophobic, fast drying, and lightweight material, is featured in the Drylock in a diamond-patterned, plush high pile front and back chest plate for core warmth; and in an infrared-print, super flexible low pile in the shoulders and full lower body.
The Drylock also features a 100% waterproof Drylock zipper, stitch-free FusionWeld Seam Technology, a 100% water-repellent exterior, and a host of additional features that make the Drylock Xcel’s warmest, most innovative fullsuit ever.
The Drylock boot, nominated for Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year, has also been upgraded with a full TDC infrared-print low pile interior, for maximum warmth from ankle to toe.
Seamless Drylock ankle seals, angled adjustable Velcro straps, and Xcel’s thinnest, most lightweight sole design ensure the Drylock boot delivers the warmest, most comfortable fit and the ultimate true-to-the-board feel.
Wetsuit of the Year and Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year, respectively, are awarded to the product featuring the most exciting innovation, design, or appeal. Nominees in each category were chosen by a panel of industry experts, and winners are chosen by select SIMA members and specialty retailers. Winners will be announced on February 12, 2015, at the SIMA Image Awards ceremony in Anaheim, California.