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SKU: XC-4172
Reg. Price: $399.95
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Xcel Mens 8/7/6mm Polar HydroFlex Hooded Dive Fullsuit

Coldwater, meet your match.

The Polar HydroFlex features our Polar Protection System, designed for ease of entry without sacrificing warmth. UltraStretch neoprene hood, sleeves, and side panels, with our heat-retaining ThermoBamboo lining in the inner chest and hood. A horizontal front zipper extends across the entire upper body for extra easy access without sacrificing warmth.

The inner neck dam is glued & blindstitched to the suit, and rests between the outer zipper and your body for an added layer of comfort and protection. Easy on/off ankle zipper system includes inner dams lined with GlideSkin for comfort and warmth. Using GlideSkin allows ease of entry (''gliding'' over your skin) and forms a good seal once in place. Inner neoprene lining with performance and environmental benefits.

A blend of bamboo charcoal fibers and recycled polyester fibers provides excellent heat retention and helps improve warmth. Comfortable, lightweight neoprene with softer foam and a tighter weave textile for less water absorption, better durability, and maximum stretch. A fully sealed, maximum stretch seam construction. Neoprene panels are glued and pressed together, then blindstitched (needle doesn't fully penetrate neoprene, keeping more water out).


  • Polar Protection System
  • Ankle Zippers With Inner Glideskin Dams
  • ThermoBamboo
  • UltraStretch Neoprene
  • Glued & Blindstitched Seams
  • GlideSkin Wrist Seals - ''Rolled'' GlideSkin hems keep wrists in place and water out
  • DuraFlex Knee Panels - Comfortable, durable knee panels that stretch with you
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by Henrek
on 2/28/2014
from La Crescenta
Xcel Mens 8/7/6/5 Polar Hydoflex Hooded Wetsuit
Great wetsuit fits perfectly. It’s been a struggle finding a wetsuit that fits me properly.  My built is short with broad shoulders with a slight pot belly. I ended up purchasing this wetsuit in size M/L/S, an option which many wetsuit manufacturers do not offer. I tried on this wetsuit for the very first time, as soon as it arrived at my front door. Not having a chance to try this wetsuit on at the dive shops I visited, since none carry this size in stock due to its sizing. To my surprise the wetsuit fits me like my very first custom made vest suit that I purchased from aqua lung over forty years ago.  
I can’t wait to actually use it on my next dive. The customer support/service at online scuba was superb to say the least; they patiently answered all my questions and ensured me that if I wasn’t 100% satisfied with my purchase, I could ship it back to them for a full refund.
Thank you Online Scuba

by Dana
on 10/8/2013
from Los Angeles
Great Suit!
This suit fits me like a glove. I am 6'-02", 187 lbs and always have a hard time finding suits that have long enough legs and arms to keep me warm. The Large Tall model is perfect for my frame. This is a well-made, very flexible, warm wetsuit that has some very nice features. The hood is very comfortable. and the across-the-shoulders zipper is very easy to open and close without someone else's help. This suit was recommended to me.

My only criticism of the suit it that soft, flexible rubber is fragile rubber, and I put a deep gouge in the seat when I scooted over some rocks. So, if you purchase this type of wetsuit, remember to be careful if you dive along rocky shorelines. This issue aside, I whole-heartedly recommend the Polar Hydroflex for dives in water ranging from the low 50's to 70 degrees F.

I purchased my suit from Online SCUBA because no other site or store could compete with the price. Out the door, delivered (very quickly, I might add) to my home for less than $330. Deal!
by Dylan
on 10/2/2012
from Australia
xcel 8mm dive wetsuit
The wetsuit arrived quickly and was exactly what i expected. it is an excellent wetsuit for the price, with very reasonable shipping prices too..would definitly buy from this company again
by Mike
on 2/21/2012
from fremont, ca
A Suit and a Warm Friend
I love this suit!!!  I bought it because I was tired of the hood thing letting cold water into my back.  Now I feel nothing except the warmth that only a cold water diver would appreciate.  Thanks Xcel for continuing to develop Scuba wetsuits!!
by Matt
on 8/18/2011
from North Cali
2 days befor a dive trip.
I ordered this suit 2 days befor a dive trip at 6am on a tues. I recieved a call from Bill at onlinescuba at 9:30 tues. He told me they didn't have the suit in stock. I was bummed because my old suit has about 4 patchs and is about 3 dives away from being tossed! Bill told me he would see what he could do. Thursday yes Thursday my suit showed up and we left for the trip!!! WooHoo Thankyou Bill!!! I so believe in customer service because I'm a buissness owner myself. Bill u get five stars in my book and I will always buy products from ur site!! Oh and the suit it fit like a glove!! The sizing chart when ordering was perfect!! I usually don't buy wetsuits online. I like to try the suit on and see how it feels,but I was very happy! Easy to get into and out. The zipper on the chest is great I can zip it up myself. The suit is one of the best I have tryed. I own 4 suits for all kinds of diving and this one is my fav!!! 

Thankyou Onlinescuba and most of all BILL!!
Matt Pennington
Review and Rate this Item


Question asked
on 5/10/2011
Bill It was nice talking with you the other day. Here are my sizes, what's your recommendation? Thanks Chris Height: 5'9" Weight: 185 lbs Head: 23" Neck: 16 3/4" Chest: 44 1/4" Waist: 38" Hips: 39 1/4" MN-WR: 32 1/2" NB-CR: 31" CR-AN: 28"
Answer by caitlyn
on 5/11/2011
It looks like you are between sizes for this suit between an XLS and a XXLS Xcel recommends finding a place you can try the suit on before purchasing one.
Question asked
on 10/31/2011
I need a 3xl built for a man 5'8" is this possible and how much extra would it cost me?my measurements are : head- 23" neck- 18.5" chest- 46.5" waist- 46" hips- 47" mn-wr- 29" nb-cr- 30" cr-an- 24.5"
Answer by Bill
on 11/3/2011
Hello, not sure how I missed it but we need your weight as well.
Question asked
on 1/6/2012
Hi, what are the differences between this wetsuit and the other one with same name presented in your online catalogue (also hydroflex polar 8/7/6/5mm)? Is it jut a year difference? -Thanks!
Answer by Bill
on 1/9/2012
Hello, that was last years model, this is the wetsuit that replaced it.
Question asked
on 1/13/2012
has the polar hydroflex come in stock yet
Answer by Bill
on 1/14/2012
Yes they are in!!
Question asked
on 5/12/2012
hey do you post to australia??
Answer by Bill
on 5/14/2012
Yes we do!! We like to use USPS as they are less expensive.
Question asked
on 9/7/2012
I need to get a Large in the Xcel MB8765h2. Do you have it in stock. It only shows med.
Answer by Bill
on 9/10/2012
Hi There, if that size is not available then it is because they are back ordered. Sorry about that :(
Question asked
on 9/28/2012
When will you have a Large in. It smeel to be the only size missing. James
Answer by Bill
on 10/2/2012
Hello, they are saying november time frame. These are popular suits!!
Question asked
on 8/10/2013
I am wanting to buy XCEL 8/7/6/5mm Polar Hydroflex Wetsuit in MEDIUM. However, it is not available now. It says that it is back ordered until Aug. 15. Does that mean there will be more on the 15th I can buy, or can I place my order now for this size?
Answer by Bill
on 8/13/2013
Hello, We should have some available to purchase by the 15th, so yes place an order and you will be first in line for that order to be fulfilled.
Question asked
on 8/12/2013
Can I place an order so. I don't have. To keep watching when you will get this wet suit in stick? I 'm looking for a mens xl. When do you realistically see that size in stock?
Answer by Bill
on 8/13/2013
Hello, good question, on back ordered items we would prefer an order so that you are first in line to get your order fulfilled. I am assuming in the next 30 days is a more realistic time frame. Thanks, Bill
Question asked
on 8/29/2013
Hello, Could you please confirm you have this suit in size LARGE in stock at present please and how much shipping to the uk would cost..? Many Thanks James
Answer by Bill
on 8/30/2013
Yes we do and for shipping calculations simply place the order and it will calculate for you. thanks for your interest.
Question asked
on 10/7/2013
Interested in this suit, but it doesn't look like they make it for women. Have any women purchased this suit? The alternative would be the AL Solafx, and frankly the Pink graphics are a real bummer. I am 5'5" 138#
Answer by Bill
on 10/9/2013
Hi There, they quit making these for women about 4 years ago because demand was low. You can look at the mens version but it will be cut for a man. Your call.
Question asked
on 1/22/2014
Is this available in XL or is it being discontinued?
Answer by Bill
on 1/22/2014
Victor, We do have XL available and they are not being discontinued. Thanks for calling!! Bill 1-866-728-2293


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