Sustainability: Dope-dyed yarn.
Features: No key loop/pocket.
“For the past few years, I’ve been a massive fan of French-made Manera wetsuits. For those who aren’t familiar, their claim to fame is the “3D design” of their suits, which they say fits the shape of the human body better than suits designed in 2D, and I find it hard to disagree. These wetsuits fit me better than any other I’ve worn.
Where this suit truly shines is the lightness of the neoprene. Performance-wise, the suit feels like a 3/2, while retaining the warmth of a high-performance 4/3. And the weight reflects that as this was the lightest wetsuit I tried. It’s a full half-pound less than some of the steamers.
Another area where Manera’s wetsuits shine is durability. These wetsuits stand the test of time, especially in the seams. My one complaint is the lack of a key loop or pocket, but I’ve heard this feature will be rolled out soon across their line of suits (already in the new ALT x Yulex series).
If you’re interested in the fit of Manera’s suits, but are looking for something warmer, check out the Meteor Magma, the warmest suit I’ve ever worn.” – The Intertia
Discover the 2022 X10D wetsuits: Lighter and more flexible than ever. We use computer design to model good-fitted wetsuits in 3D, then we employ an innovative software that converts it into a precise 2D pattern for the factory. This means that freedom of movement and comfort are significantly increased compared to classic wetsuits.