February 21, 2018 4 min read

Zhik Superwarm - X vs V

For years Zhik have been market leaders in creating fantastic wetsuits which are tested by some of the best sailing athletes across the World.

For 2018 Zhik are splitting their wetsuit ranges introducing two new levels of wetsuit in both the Superwarm and Microfleece wetsuits, they are called X and V.

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Superwarm X & V

The new Superwarm wetsuits will offer sailors a choice of features and insulation over a wider range of budgets and will be on show for the first time in the UK at the RYA Dinghy Show (03-04 March, Alexandra Palace, London). Come along to the Sailing Chandlery stand (next to Zhik) to purchase your new Zhik wetsuit for 2018.

Superwarm X - Top of the range

The Zhik Superwarm® X is the latest generation winter sailing wetsuit, and offers maximum warmth, flexibility and durability. It means you can keep sailing in cold climates in a more lightweight all-weather wetsuit.

As the name says, it will keep you ‘super-warm’ with a mere 3-2mm of Zhik’s latest 100% water repellent, super-stretch neoprene, which is so flexible it feels like a second skin.  Its hydrophobic outer shell deflects spray and water, minimising windchill and keeping the warmth in. Right next to your skin is the super-soft, fast drying HydroBase® thermal fleece developed from Zhik’s baselayer technology.

Designed using 3D body mapping for the best anatomical fit, new features include a utility leg pocket, and the use of multiple panel thicknesses across the body to maximise movement, flexibility and warmth in key areas.   The seams in lower half of of the Superwarm X skiff suits are  glued, blind stitched and seam-taped to prevent water entry, while the upper body is glued and blind stitched for improved flexibility. New internal ZiBand®s are cleverly positioned to reduce water entry up the legs and sleeves. Although technically a wetsuit, the Superwarm X works more like a close fitting drysuit for you to keep the water out. 

Superwarm X also features Zhik’s patented Loo Rip™ opening, which is strategically placed to allow easy comfort breaks. It’s also designed to prevent cold water entering the suit unexpectedly! Zhiktex® II abrasive resistant panels on the seat and legs offer the highest abrasion resistance with maximum stretch.

The Superwarm X range is available in a Skiff Suit and Top; Mens size XS-XXL and Women’s size XS-XL.

Prices: Superwarm® X Skiff Suit £255.00; Superwarm® X Top £192.00.

Explore all of the new Zhik Superwarm wetsuits.

Superwarm V - Lower price point

The all-new Superwarm® V wetsuits are ideal for sailors wanting warmth and flexibility for all-purpose sailing all at a lower price point. Attractively styled, the V range comprises a Steamer, Skiff Suit and Top in the same 3D design as the Superwarm® X. As with the X range, Zhiktex® II reinforced panels to protect the seat and knee from abrasion. The V ranges uses a 3-2mm neoprene providing exceptional warmth, and the targeted stretch panelling in the upper body aids comfort and flexibility.

The clean design of the Superwarm V offers dinghy sailors of all levels the advantages Zhik’s combination of flexibility and warmth from lightweight fabrics, and has the added advantage that they can use it for other activities such as SUP, windsurfing and kayaking.

Available in Skiff Suit, Top and Steamer; Mens size SX-XXL and Womens size XS-XL

Prices: Superwarm® V Skiff Suit £185.00; Superwarm® V Top £129.00; Superwarm® V Steamer £275.00.

Explore all of the new Zhik Superwarm wetsuits.

Superwarm Accessories

Complete the picture with the Superwarm accessories.  Using the same 3mm high stretch, warm and flexible neoprene, the Superwarm headband, Gloves and Socks are designed to keep out the cold, and enable you to retain your feel and dexterity.  All with glued and blind stitched seams, and fast drying soft fleece inner, the gloves also feature a reinforced high grip palm and ergonomic fit.

Prices: Superwarm Headband £12.50, Socks £44.50 and Gloves £48.00.

Microfleece X and V

Like the Superwarm, the Microfleece Zhik wetsuit range has also been split into two comprising of an X and V version.

Microfleece X

An evolution in wetsuit design, the new Microfleece X wetsuit range combines the latest in materials and technologies to achieve the ultimate in comfort and flexibility for all weather versatility.

Designed and developed using the latest 3D modelling technologies, Microfleece wetsuits provide unrivalled flexibility and comfort, combining our fast-drying Microfleece lining with our lightweight, 1mm super-stretch neoprene.

Key panels are lined with an improved hydrobase material providing extreme thermal insulation and super quick drying. The ZhiktexTM II in the knee and seat features a highly abrasion resistant 3D knit construction providing high levels of durability whilst maintaining stretch and flexibility. ZiBand® leg and arm seals provide protection against water gushes and provide a sealed connection with your gloves and boots. The patented Loo Rip construction prevents cold flushes and water build up inside the suit.

Microfleece X is expected to be with us mid March so will unfortunately miss the show.

Explore all of the new Zhik wetsuits.

Microfleece V

The Microfleece V range is the next step in our revolutionary wetsuit collection. The V range offers a streamlined approach to wetsuit design.

Featuring a 3D body-mapped and ergonomic fit that moves with your body. The 1mm neoprene construction provides protection and comfort in a wide range of conditions, while the targeted super-stretch panelling in the upper body provides supreme flexibility where you need it. Zhiktex II reinforcement in the knee and seat offers a highly abrasion resistant 3D knit construction, providing high levels of durability without sacrificing any stretch or flexibility.

Prices: Microfleece V Skiff Suit £139; Microfleece V Top £105.

Explore all of the new Zhik wetsuits.

RYA Dinghy Show

The Microfleece V, Superwarm X and Superwarm V new Zhik wetsuits will be on display on our stand at the RYA Dinghy Show so do pop by and take a look.


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