Krypto Knee Padz are soft, articulated pads which protect the knees and extend the life of the suit.
O'Neill's Epic Series wetsuits features many of the same popular features as the company's high-end Psycho Series, such as a FluidFlex Firewall chest, double seal neck closure, lumbar seamless design (LSD), and reengineered covert blackout zip. Other comfort- and convenience-enhancing perks include Krypto Knee Padz, an external key pocket, and 100% super-stretch material.
- Blackout Zip: Offset zipper teeth greatly reduce water entry
- LSD (Lumbar Seamless Design): Surfers spend significant amounts of time sitting on their boards; by using a single large panel in the rear area of the wetsuit, water entry is further minimized and stretch is maximized
- Strategic Paddle Zones: An ergonomic, seamless undersleeve panel allows for unrestricted motion and eliminates rashing
- Krypto Knee Padz: Abrasion-resistant, high stretch neoprene panel with ergonomic shaping designed to extend the life of the wetsuit and protect the knee while punching through waves
- External Key Pocket: Located along the lower leg inseam and constructed of Ultraflex DS neoprene, this new key pocket is easy to access and completely secure
- 100% Super Stretch: Made of 40% UltraFlex DS and 60% FluidFlex materials
- Firewall Insulation: O'Neill's lightweight thermal insulation jersey wicks away moisture and increases warmth
- GBS Seams: Double stitched partially through the surface and triple glued to create a watertight seam; tape is added to critical areas
O'Neill wetsuits include a limited one-year manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Offset zipper teeth greatly reduce water entry.
Back in1952, Jack O'Neill opened the first Surf Shop in a garage. He shaped balsa surfboards and sold accessories like paraffin wax and vests he started gluing together from neoprene. When the vests started selling, Jack decided to go into the wetsuit business, and the Surf Shop became a local gathering place. Soon surfers were riding more waves, and riding them better, in large measure because they could enjoy longer sessions in cold water in their new neoprene suits.
Surfers' territories expanded -- Northern California became a year-round surf zone, and people were surfing New Hampshire and Rhode Island in January. Explorations and transplants to surf culture opened up Oregon, Washington, and Canada. O'Neill eventually relocated to a large manufacturing facility, and his surf shop has morphed into an international company, leading the world's wetsuit market and innovating beach lifestyle sportswear in the US, Japan, and Europe.