JoshNoe wrote:Hey Karls. The Neilpryde Elite II is pricey, but in my opinion, it's the warmest wetsuit available for wind sports on the market. The entire suit is made of Japanese S5 Limestone neoprene which is warmer and more windproof than any neoprene on the market, and VERY stretchy. It also has Zirconium hollow fiber insulation on the inside of the chest, back, and legs down to your knees. This stuff traps heat and releases it slowly back into your body. You can even leave it inside-out in the sun before your session and it'll absorb the heat and then release it into your body while you're riding!
Call your local shop. Even if they don't have them in stock, they can special order one for you. There are some 2009s on closeout right now.
I second this, had an original Elite and when it wore out I got the 2009 model, put my thumb through it (lower calf) first time taking it off , brought it back to the shop and explained exactly how it happened.
The suit was returned to Pryde for evaluation and came back repaired with a patch, after a couple of sessions the patch started to tear away, at this stage I got onto Pryde direct and sent some pics.
They came back within days apologising that they were out of my size and wouldn't be producing any more as the 2010 model was imminent, the solution offered was to keep sending the suit back for repair as many times as might be required or hang onto suit and repair myself, and the suit to be replaced with the new improved 2010 suit due to be released Aug/Sept 2010
Now that's what I call good customer service ( don't actually have the replacement yet but believe it's in hand)
I kite all through the winter here (Ireland) and have had 2hr+ sessions no problem... these suits certainly live up to the hype