Over the last few months, you have taken up paddleboarding, you have just got to grips with it, and now autumn has arrived, the weather is not quite so appealing to those who prefer the warm sunshine, and the water temperature is starting to drop. Rather than packing up your board for the winter months, Hammond Drysuits has a solution. Introducing the PB3X, a drysuit designed specifically for Stand Up Paddleboarding.
“There has been an incredible boom in the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding, with many people taking it up in the late spring/early summer whilst the weather is generally kinder to us,” comments Chris Hammond, Managing Director at Hammond Drysuits. “Winter then comes, and the water temperature plummets and the wind bites. Suddenly SUP is not so appealing. Well, that doesn’t have to be the case.”
Chris explains more about the development of the PB3X and how it was designed in conjunction with Brendon Prince and his record-breaking circumnavigation of mainland UK called The Long Paddle 2021.
The PB3X is a 3-ply nylon breathable fabric; it’s available in standard sizes or Made-To-Measure for the ultimate in comfort and fit. As standard, the drysuit comes with several additional features, including a neoprene neck for added comfort with latex wrist seals and rear zip. There is an Aquaseal plastic zip with zip protector over top, two layers of 3-ply fabric are used on the seat to reinforce giving a soft reinforced area and Cordura on knees as reinforcement.
“The suit has a different style to our more traditional water sports drysuits with an overhang on top of drysuit to give the wearer the feel of a top and trousers rather than a one-piece suit,” comments Chris Hammond.
Hammond Drysuits Ambassador in his Hammond PB3X Drysuit. Credit WTR Photography
The PB3X retails at £540.00 for standard size and £595.00 for a Made-to-Measure. All Hammond Drysuits are made to order and made in Britain in the Hammond shop in Dartford, Kent.