Hyperflex Amp [K]
I am a firstly a kiter, but also surf, SUP, and wakeboard. I used to work at a surf shop and got to wear all the top of the line suits. I took many wetsuit “clinics” from the different manufactures and got to see the best aspects from each company. This is my first post here on this forum (I spend a lot of time on kiteforum) but thought I would share my review with the surfing world too since a wetsuit works for both.
It’s very obvious when you see this suit that it is a nice suit. They have nice graphics on it but aren’t over done. The seams are very clean. The seam tape is spot on and in every spot you would want it. The inside of the seams have no excess glue exposed and the different panels match up perfectly. The velcro used is high quality and the zipper is the best I have seen. Everywhere you look on this suit you will find well-engineered aspects and great construction.
The Amp [K] wetsuit is designed for kiters but will work just like a normal suit for surfing. It has the following features:
--Velcro ankle straps – prevents water shooting up your leg.
--ADS ankle drain system – prevents kiting kankles
--W.E.B. water catch system – prevents getting flushed
--Silver Glide Skin – eliminates any neck chaff age
--Limited seams around harness area
--Core warm panels
--External liquid taped seams
--Rugged knee pads
Well the priority of a suit is to keep you warm. The Amp suit will completely eliminate any discomfort you had from the cold water. It locks out 98% of the water and not only makes sure your core is warm, but also keeps your limbs warm. Our local water temperature is in the 50s and I have worn the 3/2 and 4/3 back to back and both kept me completely comfortable. As my friend lay in the ocean wearing the Amp he said, “This thing is sooooo warm!” But warmth can only go so far if the suit doesn’t let you move. The suit has plenty of shoulder motion and hip/knee movement is fluid. This thing is the most comfortable wetsuit I have ever worn. I almost don't mind wearing a wetsuit now. I could continue on, but to be honest I forgot I was wearing a wetsuit when surfing and kiting!
Hyperflex wetsuits are some of the sweetest on the market and retail at a great price. Plus, the Amp [K] is aimed directly at kiters, which is awesome for those looking for a suit that really amps up their sessions.
Feel free to post any questions