Rather than this being a review of the new Palm Spark Suit, this is more of a photographic first look. There has been lots of talk about the suit over the last few months but very little in the way of images. I have therefore decided to put that right. The suit shown is my new Palm Spark in large.
The Spark is a Surface Immersion Suit, it is not a dry suit as both the ankle seals are not latex (or socks) and are therefore not 100% water tight. However reports suggest that the performance of the seals is pretty good.
I picked up the Palm Spark from Northshore WaterSports today.
This what Palm say about the Spark Suit:
A sleek, flexible, high performance suit offering ultimate freedom of movement for dynamic watersports. Neoprene neck and ankle gaskets, supple and breathable XP 3-layer fabric and flexible TIZIP® MasterSeal zips for all-day comfort on the water.
Sizes: S, M, MB*, L, XL, XXL
Colour: Lime/Mist/Jet Grey
Materials: XP 4-layer fabric, Cordura® 330D 4-layer reinforcement
Cut: 4D Multi-Articulated Cut for dynamic paddling
Neck Seal: Advanced GlideSkin neoprene neck gasket
Wrist seals: Natural latex wrist gaskets with adjustable over cuffs
Zips: Flexible TIZIP® Masterseal 10 shoulder entry and relief Zips
Feet: Neoprene ankle gaskets
Size options: S, M, MB, L, XL, XXL
The website clearly states that the suit is made from 4 layer XP fabric, whilst the suits labels state that it is 3 layer!
All photographs taken with my trusty Sony TX10 Waterproof Camera.