Ride Engine Apoc 5/4/3 Hooded Full Suit, Front Zip
Enjoy longer, warmer and more comfortable cold-water sessions with the Ride Engine Apoc 5/4/3 hooded full suit, front zip. This cold water wetsuit 38° – 48° F (3° – 9° C) has been created with a meticulous attention to detail, using superior limestone-based SmartStretch neoprene, heat-retaining poly fleece lining, Aqua Seal seams, windskin chest/back panels and strategic stitching technology. Don’t take chances with such a critical piece of equipment; with this suit you’ll enter the water with the confidence of knowing you’re covered by the very best.
The Apoc series: Ride Engine developed the Apoc series with close collaboration from athletes who know exactly what they want, and need, from their equipment. Ranging from our warmest suit, the fully-sealed, fleece-lined, Apoc 5/4/3, to our sealed 4/3 and 3/2 full suits and 2m shortys, the Apoc is a full-range front-zip lineup designed with the utmost attention to detail to keep users warm and comfortable as they pursue their water-bound passions. All suits in the Apoc series are front-zip and feature internal neck gaskets to reduce flushing; the 5/4 and 4/3 suits have internal poly-fleece lining for added warmth and water retention and all are made from limestone-based neoprene.
All Ride Engine wetsuit Feature a Limestone neoprene. Limestone-based neoprene is more effective, more comfortable and longer lasting than its petroleum counterpart. On a chemical level, limestone neoprene differs from petroleum in that it has higher-density closed cell structure. These closed cells are essentially air bubbles packed tightly together within the chemical structure of the neoprene. There are several functional benefits of this, including increased elasticity and durability, decreased weight,water absorption and improved heat retention- all important factors in a high-quality suit.
• Enjoy freedom of movement, less restriction with a better fitting suit
• NEW, Windskin chest and back panel
• Comfortable, flexible, durable SmartStretch limestone neoprene
• Superior temperature control with internal poly-fleece liner in critical areas
• Easy entry/exit, superior flush protection with front-zip access and pullover neck gasket
• Eliminate cold water “shock” and seam leaking with flexible and durable Aqua Seal seams
• Wrist and Ankle gasket seals designed to hold out water and prevent roll-up.
• Our suits match your values: No petroleum, no toxic hydrophobic coatings, no regrets
Neospan S-Foam Neoprene: Industry standard for high-end suits, avoids environmental impacts of standard petroleum-based Neoprene
No Ride Engine suits contain C8, C6 or C4. These toxic chemical enhance drying time. They also eventually leach into the water that we all share and love.
Stitch pattern designed to allow for maximum range of motion while avoiding stretch points and minimizing chafing.
Rugged, abrasion resistant BAX material covers knees of all long suits for added protection and durability where it’s needed most
BLOAT FREE DRAINHOLES
Strategically located to drain water and prevent “elephant leg syndrome”
PULL OVER NECK GASKET
Zips into the interior of the suit and helps prevent flushing through the neck opening. Integrated key holder provides safe and secure storage for a single key or wedding ring.
Thermalux Poly Fleece lining (on cold-water models) minimizes water absorption and retains heat to keep you warm, dry and comfortable in all conditions. Layer tapers from thickest at the core to thinner at extremities to maximize warmth and mobility.
FLUSH RESISTANT FRONT ZIP
Closes up rather than down so it won’t get unzipped if you take a beating in the surf.
Ride Engine wetsuit care
1. Rinse your suit properly:
This means washing it thoroughly with cold water after every use- best done by repeatedly dunking your suit in a bucket or tub of cold water. Sticking a hose in the neck hole and letting water run out the legs just won’t suffice. Getting all of the saltwater, dirt and grime off after every use is the easiest way to increase the life of y our suit. Rinsing with cool or cold water is important; hot water can degrade neoprene over time. For an occasional, more thorough cleaning, use a wetsuit-specific cleaning product or a mild soap, such as baby shampoo. Do not use detergent, laundry soap, bleach or other chemical cleaners, and for heaven’s sake do not put your suit in a washer or dryer.
2. Hang your suit properly:
Hang your suit inside-out first. Once it’s dry, reverse and hang it right side in. This is a key detail in making sure both surfaces of your suit dry properly. Do not hang your suit in direct sunlight; this degrades the neoprene and will reduce its life. Do not hang your suit by the neck or shoulders like you would a button-up shirt; this can stretch the opening and reduce its effectiveness. Drape your suit over a chord or through a coat hanger and hang somewhere out of the sun.
3. Store your suit properly:
You paid good money for your wetsuit, so don’t treat it like a beach towel. Stuffing it into a bag or leaving it in the trunk of your car just won’t due. Once dry, your suit should be stored unfolded in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
4. Enter/exit your suit properly:
Wear and tear is inevitable, but you can dramatically increase the life of your wetsuit by simply taking your time putting it on and taking it off. A little extra attention here will go a long way in avoiding stretching or tearing seams, zippers and openings. Since you should dry your suit inside-out first, remove it accordingly by carefully peeling it off of your appendages like peeling a banana.