Hoplite 4/3/2 Wetsuit.
The Hoplite foot soldiers of ancient Greece had the most advanced armor of their era. They were fast, fierce and well protected. Modern day surfers can now own these same qualities by wearing a Matuse Hoplite suit. No spear or shield necessary.
* Hidden chamber technology: Geoprene with built-in air chambers. Warmer, lighter & more buoyant than average mouse-pad neoprene.
* Thermobelt design: Titanium-coated, smooth-skin chest and back panels provide optimum insulation and wind protection.
* Geoprene strategic paneling: Super-low modulus, max-flex Geoprene that balances the body's thermostatic line (i.e. you don't get hot & tired from fighting your suit or cold and bitter from that oil-based neoprene).
* Hydrasillk nylon: Won't snag; doesn't suck; butter soft. This hydrophobic material (i.e. rejects moisture) is your windbreaker in the water. Makes you feel all buttery inside.
* Winged shoulders: Human engineered seams enable paddling harmony yet provide a static neck to minimize torque that causes chaffing and flushing.
* Saddle seat: Inspired by Jet-ski suits, this panel is designed to withstand many-a-swell spent straddling. Better yet, the Saddle Seat's form-active design keeps your undercarriage happy because it won't ride-up.
* Latent mini-zip: Provides lateral movement and lowers resistance (and time spent getting in & out of your ichiban game).
* 100% Glued and blind stitched seams with satin seal taping: A powerful construction that provides durability and flexibility.
* 360 Degree neckline: No more roughness around your collar. So say goodbye to irritating neck chafing.
* External key pocket: Located just above the outer left knee. Includes elastic loop cord, mini-pocket and zipper closure. This allows you to get into your car without having to remove the top half of your suit.
* Model is wearing a size M. Model's measurements: Height: 6'2", Waist: 32", Shirt: 15.5, Suit: 42.
100% Limestone-based Geoprene
Attention, serious surfers: Matuse is a special kind of wetsuit. Made of eco-friendly Geoprene, a material developed in Japan from limestone (as opposed to petroleum), Matuse’s sleek wetsuits are lighter, thinner, warmer and more buoyant than their floppy, waterlogged beta cousins. Representing the marriage of art and function, Matuse’s suits include the titanium-coated Hoplite — named after the technologically advanced Hoplite soldiers of ancient Greece — and the Artemis, named after the Greek goddess of the hunt. A collaborative effort between fashion-conscious surf lovers Mikala Jones, Joel Tudor, Flynn Novak and others, Matuse designs outerwear, beach accessories, women's swimwear, and much more.