We have teamed up with Glidz Japan to offer our customers a fully tailored and customisable wetsuit program. Everything from Style, colour to thickness and thermal layering is your choice. Measure ups take about 30 mins and lead time for building and shipping suits from Japan is usually 6-8 weeks.
Over the last 10 years Glidz have been researching and developing design and materials for wetsuits. Striving to improve current offerings this lead to development of thier own super light limestone base Fiber-Light™ premium Japanese neoprene. Created for a wetsuit that allows total freedom of movement without compromising warmth. 100% Japan quality.
After testing the suits in a range of conditions and putting them through their paces over multiple winter and summer seasons, we at Sunburnt Mess are fully satisfied, these are the comfiest and warmest suits you will ever wear.
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FLAP-ZIP ENTRY SYSTEM
Flap-zip 5050 balanced designed entry system. Glidz Japan has designed our own flap zip concept to enable easy entry and exit of the suit. The wide opening super stretch top has been reinforced in all major stress points to enable a strong and the durable entry holds up to all boy types. Rubber neck seal, minimum bulk, easy put on and put off. Durable entry holds up to all boy types. The flap that comes over the head and gives you the ultimate fit with the added rubber smoothy neck seal to ensure minimum water flushing, we have smoothy rubber that raps over the shoulders once the flap is in place to give extra flushing resistence. After heavy testing with our team we have added a YKK short zip easy slide on slide off with button clip hold. The 5050 balance concept means the body has the same stress levels applied on the body while paddling to reduce fatigue and twisting in the upper body. The Flap zip or rebound as the chest-zipor slanted chest zip wetsuits entry has many advantages over the traditional back zip. The flap zip provides you a better fit around your upper torso and has better flexibility for your lower back. We at Glidz Japan highly recommend this style of entry system.
FIBER-LIGHT™ JAPANESE NEOPRENE
Glidz Japan has created it own original super light limestone base Fiber-Light™ premium Japanese neoprene. It’s unbelievable super stretch material with 98% pull back memory. The surface is a coloured jersey and the inside is stretch jersey, between there is the famous Japanese sponge the essence of neoprene. This original combination makes the perfect balance. Manufactured here in Japan, it is stronger, lighter and contains more memory than any other neoprene. Memory is what creates a good wetsuit when you stretch the neoprene stretches when you not moving its sitting in neutral. The International suits stretch onto and hug the body so at the same start point the wetsuits stretching at 100% and then you move and you have added another 50% stretch meaning your straining your muscles every movement. Glidz Japan can provide an amazing range of neoprene colors. In fact with the choices on offer, the amount of different suits you can create is virtually infinite! Jump on the Custom Simulation page and start designing. Note: The majority thinks that all Japanese wetsuits are made by Yamamoto Neoprene A great company but unfortunately not the case. There are 3 major companies in Japan and we have worked together to create our own original Fiber-Light™ freedom neoprene. Enjoy the freedom of Glidz Japan wetsuits.
This is our new type of the super light thermal jersey. The Bio Hybrid Thermo lining absorbs less water, dries faster and weighs less. The 3o2mm is equivalent in warmth to an Australian 403mm yet has the weight of a 202mm. The closed polestar twined string with microscopic air cells to trap and contain warmth but still give you the freedom that surfers desire. The magic fibres help generate heat and trap it inside the brushes to give you a hot blanket lining affect. It is fused to the sponge on the inner side of the our super light limestone base Fiber-Light™ premium Japanese neoprene. With the additional option of adding Smoothy Skin to the outside. The Bio Hybrid Thermo has a super soft texture and can be add by option your desired suit. Please note it is only available in Black. The available neoprene thickness is 2mm, 3mm, this amazing new material only just released here in Japan early March 2017..
Our most advanced cold water thermo. Premium Bio Thermo has the similar characteristics to the Bio Hybrid thermo but is a thicker polestar twined String with microscopic air cells to trap and contain warmth but still have the freedom.The brushed parts of the hollow fiber have special function that take in the air between the fiber and keep the hot air. Polyester string mixed with bits of black carbon string make the wetsuits dry quickly and with the loop style mechanism makes it hard to absorb water and creates easy to take off, won’t fell sticky when you take off. Please note it is only available in Black. The available neoprene thickness is 4mm, 5mm, this amazing new material only just released here in Japan early March 2018.
CAD TAILORED DESIGN
FREEDOM ! Designed to fit the body instead of stretching over it. Glidz Japan wetsuits are Hand made in Japan with a no-compromise approach. Our goal is to CAD design the wetsuit to sit on the body to give you a longer surf session experience. Part of the secret of the Glidz Japan perfection in wetsuit manufacture is that we make sure that all neoprene is stitched and aligned with the body for maximum pullback and flexibility. Our hand-crafted, custom suits are painstakingly constructed to fit YOU what ever shape you are, offering the most freedom of movement a wetsuit can offer. Glidz Japan our super light limestone base Fiber-Light™ premium Japanese neoprene allows for unrestricted style and movement.
JAPANESE TRADITIONAL STITCHING
Traditional Japanese style glued and double bounded stitching. The neoprene is glued edge to edge using a two part chemically cured flexible resin, and is stitched using a curved needle which only penetrates half way through the material. All major stress points in the suit are double glued and blind stitched on both sides thereby producing no holes while maintaining a strong hold on the neoprene where it is needed. We use stretch tape on all major stressed areas allowing for maximum strength and unrestricted stretch. Why not do the entire suit this way? You would loose movement and flex in the neoprene and also have a lot more stitching to rub against your skin. Glidzjapan uses the finest quality stitching material which is available. We use different thicknesses and our water tight stitching is cleverly calculated to ensure you gain maximum stretch in the neoprene, giving you ultimate flexibility.
Our super light limestone base Fiber-Light™ premium Japanese neoprene has a slightly thicker feel to it than the international suits as the inner sponge layer is thicker for a better GBS stitch quality. Through the feedback of our team the general consensus is that the 202mm is an equivalent to a standard international suit 302mm. Obviously if you feel the cold run with the 302mm or you can add the options of the Bio Hybrid Thermo to add extra warmth on the 202mm suits as well. Ice cold regions we have 'Coldwater Exiv Freedom' wetsuit Hooded or Non hooded with the options of Bio Hybrid Thermo or Premium Bio Hybrid Thermo or a mix to give you ever freedom for you to create the perfect suit.