EXPERIENCE A NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT WITH VAIKOBI VCOLD FLEX!
In the never ending pursuit for perfection, the Vaikobi team have raised the bar yet again, with the latest VCOLD FLEX range of performance paddling gear.
Designed to increase performance in cool to cold conditions, the VCOLD FLEX range has moved to a new level of comfort with our next generation VCOLD FLEX fabrication which is super soft, stretchy and comfortable.
The new VCOLD FLEX L/S Top features a new hybrid of super stretch Airprene and hydro fleece fabrications, strategically positioned for maximum comfort, breathability and thermal regulation.
In addition, the new VCOLD FLEX L/S Top features a Plush inner fleece lining which maintains your body temperature at the optimum level for peak performance, without over heating.
VCOLD FLEX technology for maximum comfort and thermal regulation
Seamless Hydrofleece panels under the arm for maximum comfort and breathability
High collar to protect the neck
Super light, Plush inner fleece lining
Scooped back for maximum protection whilst paddling
Water sucks the heat from your body 12X faster than air. Being wet and cold is no fun. Keeping warm and dry is what keeps the fun in what Watermen do!
Introducing the Waterparka! Fully wind-proof and water-proof Waterparka is lightweight yet extreeeeemely protective and warm for cold morning surf checks or gusty boat rides.
This is made from a bonded polyester fleece and is only one layer. It is long enough to protect you while bending over, changing under or wearing it to protect your car seat from your wet wet clothes.
Guaranteed to keep you warm and comfortable in almost any situation! Whether you are paddling in a windy spot, diving in the tropics, surfing at Mavericks, or taking the boat out for a sunset cruise, the Waterparka is designed to protect you from the harsh elements yet still "breathes" so you won't overheat.
Enjoy your time near the water hanging out at the perfect temperature instead of shivering and dreaming of the hot shower. Brave the elements in your Surf-fur Waterparka!
Hidden slit pockets allow hands to easily access interior for quick changes / Built in neck warmer / Inner velcro pocket / Reversible / Machine washable / Quick Dry
Q&A?, see here below:
Q: What are the special features that set the Surf-fur Waterparka apart from other dive/swim parkas and boat coats? A: The Waterparka, which has a design that is uniquely ours, is made of specially engineered fabric just for our designs. The cool-looking, reversible, hooded coat is completely wind and waterproof. The garment’s long, generous cut allows people to change in and out of their wetsuits, swimsuit and other apparel comfortably and in privacy. The coat has “Zen” changing pockets which allow the wearer to reach through and pull down suits or pull up pants. The Surf-fur is machine washable, and has stainless steel reversible snaps.
Q: How do I figure out my size? A: Whatever size you normally take in a t-shirt would be your size. All of our products are true to size. This being said, they are meant to be roomy, so if you like your clothe to fit, go down a size and you'll be fine. You can also check out our sizing chart here on the pictures.
Q: Is the Water Parka machine washable? A: Yes, wash in cold water, no bleach, in the express cycle and hang dry. The more you wash it, the softer it becomes. The softer it becomes the more you need to wear it. …it’s a vicious cycle! Do not use fabric softener.
Waterproof Parka Technology
Detailed description of our fleece fabric….
Our fleece that goes into every Boat Coat, Swim Parka and Dive Parka we make is made exclusively for our use according to our exact specifications. Fleece is a soft, lightweight, warm and comfortable fabric. It is hydrophobic, holding less than 1% of its weight in water, it retains much of its insulating powers even when wet, and it is highly breathable. Made from 100% polyester, which is usually recycled materials, it is one of the most technical fabrics on the market. Surf-fur fleece gives the wearer maximum protection from blustery conditions in a lightweight packable fabric. These fabrics combine the warmth of fleece with a 100% windproof, waterproof, breathable barrier, eliminating the need for a windbreaker or other additional shell. It is a good alternative to wool.
More information for the Scientists….
If it is breathable, how is it waterproof? Well, the fabric is actually two layers of fleece bonded together by a membrane called Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, which allows a small amount of air through the fabric (15cfm) to substantially improve breathability, without significantly compromising the fabric's warmth, reducing the tendency for heat stress buildup during aerobic activities. A water resistant outer surface and an inner surface treated to wick, provide all-in-one comfort and protection.
(FYI- Light-weight fabric is approximately 315 gsm, Mid-weight fabric is approximately 341 gsm, and heavier fabric is approximately 397 gsm)