We categorise our Ex-Demo wetsuit in grades, from A to D. This is based on the condition of the wetsuit and will not affect the overall performance of the wetsuit in the water. The grading conditions are non-negotiable and by purchasing an Ex-Demo wetsuit you are agreeing to the grading terms highlighted below:
Grade A-New without packaging / like new or almost as good as new. Tags are likely missing, and they may have been used for activities such as sizing & visual demo’s or may just have lost the box. The suit will be in perfect condition with no large nicks or damage from use. Extremely small marks may be present on the wetsuit but there will not be any human-made damage to the wetsuit for it to be considered an A Grade wetsuit.
Grade B - Likely to have been used as event or store demo suits for sizing or may have been on a rack or on display for the season. Grade B wetsuits will have the odd mark, nick or possible slight cosmetic marks/damage (e.g. fingernail marks, fading/peeling to design), as well as aspects of Grade A. Grade B wetsuits will still perform perfectly. Grade B suits may have been also used in test/hire situations so may have slight wear to them but very low levels.
Grade C- wetsuits will come with small/occasional patch repairs. They will also come with nicks and marks. Some products will have larger fingernail marks than those in Grade B. Grade C wetsuits are perfectly usable and will not have any performance-related shortcomings. Simply the aesthetic and the condition of the suit will vary to that of a brand new, unused wetsuit.
Grade D- wetsuits will have larger or more frequent nicks and marks than those suits listed as Grade C. When purchasing a Grade D wetsuit they may come with marks thatneed repairing at your discretion (either by yourself or through a neoprene repair company). We recommend purchasing neoprene glue with your Grade D purchase. The Grade D wetsuit will perform perfectly however it will come with some aesthetic damage.
Discount codes cannot be used with Ex-Demo products. Ex-demo wetsuits are not covered by Zone3 Warranty Policy.
Premium SCS #39 Yamamoto fabrics designed to ensure superb all-over body flexibility, comfort and performance.Zone3 work on new developments withYamamoto as a chosen supplier because the neoprene offers fantastic performance features such as:
Speed: The aqua dynamic 'SCS' Nanocoating applied to the neoprenecreates almostzerodrag through the water. A drag coefficient of just 0.021 compared with 4.0 forregular neoprene wetsuits.The SCS coatingalsoprevents the suit from absorbing water, therefore avoiding excess weight in the wetsuit.
Flexibility:A massive 480-580% in elongation, compared with human skin (under arm) which is just 60-70%.Superior flexibility and comfort with an expansion of 7x conventional wetsuit materials.
Buoyancy:Derived from limestone rather than oil which offers a23% higher closed-cell structure. This significantly increasing the buoyancy levels for the swimmer.
Warmth:High heat retention: Keeping the body warmer in colder waters to help reduce body fatigue and improve performance.
Extensive research and development on panel design and fabricthickness ensures this is one of the most natural feeling wetsuits you’ll swim in.
Ultra flexible 1.5mm shoulder and underarm panels, completewith premium lining to allow for a full range of movement and minimize any shoulder pain.
Aerodome materials have been added on the leg side panels and hips to help support the core leg muscles further. This material is designed with air bubbles built between the fabric layers to make it lighter and more buoyant, producing up to 30% more buoyancy than conventional neoprene. This is combined with the existing 5mm thickness on the front of the legs and lower torso.
Maximum 5mm neoprene allowed under ITU regulations from the ribs down to the knees, giving plenty of buoyancy and core support toensure the perfect swimming angle.
Ahigher stretch 4mm chest panel aids in course sighting during the swim navigation, keeps up core body warmth and allows chest expansion during heavy breathing.
A new laser cut collar is included in the new version which allows a tighter fit without any feeling of discomfort around the neck.
Pro Speed CuffsTM onthe legs for rapid removal after the swim to ensure the quickest transitions, saving you vital time on any course.
Premium inner linings are used which further add to the comfort and flexibility of the suit.
A combination of our recognized red cuffs for improved visibility and thegraphitesidepanels gives thesuit a distinguished and premium style.
The Aspire is the perfect suit from the beginner athlete, all the way to the pro athlete, andas suchhas been offering a fantastic swimming experience to all of those who have chosen this suit since itsconception in 2008.
*Yamamoto statistics sourced from www.yamamoto-bio.com