Materials + Design
The materials used and design of a wetsuit has a huge influence on the dynamics and capabilities we have in the water. Here at 7TILL8 we work to help our water athletes maximize their skills while understanding why and how to properly decide on the best gear for themselves and the environment they practice in.
APPROACH TO DESIGN
We make it a priority to consider all bodies in each custom wetsuit. When considering design, we focus on comfort and prioritize increased performance. On top of being custom tailored to the surfer, our wetsuits are specifically designed to increase dynamics in the water and increase the durability of the wetsuit.
To ensure mobility, we use large panels as much as possible. Large panels decrease the amount of seam lines, resulting in less tearing and splitting of seams. Plus, it is simply so much more comfortable. An entire sheet of neoprene is reserved for each one of our wetsuits.
Each wetsuit includes full taping (not just critical areas), is blind stitched, and double glued for a wetsuit that is built to last.
Every one of your custom designed wetsuits starts in-house; from fittings to new product development to complimentary repairs and alterations.
We use premium Yamamoto #40 Neoprene for our custom wetsuits, which comes from beautiful minerals - limestone. What makes Yamamoto neoprene remarkable is that it has a completely closed-cell foam (honeycomb structure), boasts very low density (light weight), high flexibility and excellent thermal insulation properties. It is created in a precise process involving extreme pressure that changes its physical state, eventually ending up a in rubber that is 99.7% water impermeable as well as warmer, lighter, and more durable than petroleum-based neoprene.
Additionally, we also use a high thread count premium jersey liner to ensure that the wetsuit feels silky soft on your skin and heavy duty YKK zippers for durability.